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Chocolate, Menu, and Machu Picchu.

The last month in quaint Ollantaytambo flew by. We filled our days with hikes in the ruins, going out for menu lunches, and working at the Chocomuseo. 753 more words

International Travels

Machu Picchu: One of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World!

Recently we had one of the most important days of our trip, the day we visited Machu Picchu!

Just getting to Machu Picchu was quite the experience! 780 more words

South America

Ollantay

Built into a hillside, the ruins at Ollantaytambo was the site of the last Inca victory over the Spanish. Manco Inca defeated a force captained by Hernando (brother of Francisco) Pizarro by diverting the Urubamba River and flooding the battlefield. 225 more words

Vacation

Peru's Sacred Valley - The Belly Button of the World

After visiting the jewel in Peru’s crown, Machu Picchu, I expected our day tour of the Sacred Valley to be a bit of a let down in comparison…I couldn’t have been more wrong! 1,757 more words

RTW

Election Time

Today, October 5th, Perú’s citizens headed to the polls for the regional elections. When signing up for the volunteer placement position I never thought that I would be getting involved or follow them that closely. 930 more words

Sacred Valley

South America is a place I’ve always been interested in. The favelas and supposed danger in Brazil, the seven million square kilometre Amazon rainforest, the cocaine history of the north-western countries, the ridiculously spectacular Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu and the other Peruvian towns carved from stone, the soccer-as-a-religion culture (even though I hate soccer), the huge variety of awesome cuisines, and the extreme mixes of new and old, beach and snow, rich and poor. 527 more words

South America