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Cusco and Machu Picchu

We took an overnight bus to Cusco, arriving at 7am. Our hostel wouldn’t allow us into the rooms, which is normally fine, except that until we asked for chairs, the only comfort this place could offer was a cold hard stone floor. 1,570 more words


Last Post of the Day - Ollantaytambo!

Okay – last one of the day, I promise. (This is what happens when you are without internet for a few days).

On the way to Machu Picchu we stayed at Ollantaytambo and explored the ruins there. 180 more words


Old Ruins and Old Friends

Before we went to Machu Picchu we were able to explore the ruins of Sacsayhauman. This arqueological site is located in Cuzco, and while you can take a cab to it we insisted on walking (I did it last time I was here). 435 more words


Peru Day 3

Day 3
We took an early flight to Cusco. From the airport we had a car pick us up and had the driver take us to purchase the Boleto Turistico Del Cusco as it allows you to enter several ruins sights.  264 more words


Peruvian Kittens and Ancient Ruins

My family was having dinner one night back in September of 2011 when my dad decided to inform us that instead of the two-week trip we had been planning to Europe the following summer, we would be taking a 17-day trip to Peru. 819 more words


Waino Dancing By The River - Story Of Peru

You seldom escape the gushing sounds of water in Ollantaytambo, in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Supplied by two rivers, racing from the towering Andean mountains, the Patacancha and Wilkanuta (Urubamba) rivers also deliver water to an abundance of stone cut aqua-ducts which serve the towns Inca stone buildings (Cancha) and the grounds of the Fortaleza. 834 more words


Peru Pt V: Getting to Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is always going to be a highlight for any traveler to South America, us included. The Peruvian authorities know this and priced the admission fee accordingly; we paid 152 PEN each for the privilege of visiting Machu Picchu and climbing Huayna Picchu. 810 more words