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The Sacred Valley Town of Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo. It looks impossible to pronounce until you learn how.

Oh-JAWN-tay-TOM-boh

Ollantaytambo is a cute town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru 45 miles northwest of the city of Cusco. 493 more words

Inca and Colonial times in Ollantaytambo

The local museum in Ollantaytambo. See the hydraulic system from Inca times.

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Architecture

Peru - We made it to Machu Picchu!

Our morning started early on Wednesday. The trip to Machu Picchu isn’t a quick or easy one. First we took a van to the train station, then we took a train, and finally a bus to get to the ruins. 906 more words

Peru - The Sacred Valley

On Tuesday morning we began our trip to The Sacred Valley. Our tour guide and driver picked us up at our hotel and we had to bring an overnight bag because we would be spending the night in a new hotel in The Sacred Valley. 495 more words

My First Time: Things I Learned Backpacking in Peru

For the majority of my life I have grown up in a perfectly nice, perfectly lovely, suburban city just north of Toronto. But, as the clich√© goes, I’ve always had a taste for adventure and discovery. ¬† 2,129 more words

Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Village

Or Aguas Calientes, as it’s previously known by, is a small village at the foot of the mountain which Machu Picchu lies on. If you want the earliest of starts getting to the ruins in the morning, staying here would be the best choice, and in my opinion the only 161 more words

Travel

Peru - Exploring Cusco

Bryan and I have wanted to go to Peru and visit Machu Picchu since we got married. It was where we planned on taking our honeymoon with Adventures by Disney, but not enough people booked the trip and it was cancelled. 801 more words