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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu March 25th 2004

4 days, 12000 feet, 500 perros, 200 llamas, 10 incan ruins, and 50 gatorade bottles later.... the story continues... (i couldn't send this out on our last day in peru. crappy computer) in the last email, i stated that we were headed to machu picchu on thursday. well, that didn't happen. you see, the only timely way of reaching the incan ruins is by train, and late on wednesday night a major landslide damaged 27 meters of raildroad track. perurail, the gov't owned company that exclusively runs the railway, announced that it would take 3 days to repair the tracks. CRAP. we only had 3 more days in peru! so what would a trip to peru be without visiting the world famous machu picchu? so on top of being pretty bummed out, teresa got pretty sick. ... read more
machu picchu

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu August 23rd 2003

Peru won independence from Spain in 1824. Travelogue: ... read more
Cusco Villager
Incan Architecture (Unexplained Exactness Of Stone Fit)
Peru Became A Democracy In 1980

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu September 6th 1999

…….6wks SOUTH AMERICA-ARGENTINA, PERU............ “This is deservedly the most famous footpath in Sth America. It has everything: gorgeous mountain scenery, cloud forest and lush sub-tropical vegetation with numerous species of flowers, a stunning destination. There are Inca paving stones, Inca stairways, an Inca tunnel, and of course five sets of ruins, including Machu Picchu itself.” (Bradt) During the busy dry season months of June to September, up to a thousand people a day come to visit the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Machu Pichu remains a mysterious site, never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and virtually forgotten until 1911 when Bingham, an American historian, found it in his search for the lost city of Vilcabamba, the last strong hold of the Incas. The site when it was found was very much overgrown. It appears that M.P. ... read more
Arriving at the trailhead
First rest point
Lining up for the pass

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu February 24th 1976

Geo: -13.1628, -72.5158My sister, age 11, wrote:We got up at 5:30am and had breakfast then went to the train depot. It was a three and a half hour ride to where we got the busses. It was a 20-minute switchback ride - 13 switchbacks! We ate lunch at the hotel there and then started out. We passed the terraces where the farmers worked. Then we went up to the Royal Tomb where we saw lots of pieces of rock sticking out for offerings. Then to the sun temple which was semi-circular building with places for idols and offerings. After that we went up to the guard house, which I figured out was the place they take that famous picture from. When we climbed back down we went to the main temple and after to the temple ... read more
Flowers in MP
MP wall
MP drainage system

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