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The Road to Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo

Days: 296-297 (17 April 2015 – 18 April 2015)

Total distance travelled: 56,991.6 kilometres (35,398.51 miles)

One hot afternoon and three colectivo’s later, we could finally end our day (or perhaps it should be start our evening), in the Incan mountain town of… 1,108 more words

Peru

The Road to Machu Picchu: Pisac

Days: 296 (17 April 2015)

Total distance travelled: 56,991.6 kilometres (35,398.51 miles)

In between the two halves of our Cusco experience, we took a little time out to visit a place nearby. 1,049 more words

Peru

Inca Design & Technology

Inca Design, Architecture and Technology
Machu Piccu & Ollantaytambo
Peru – South America

While in Peru in January I found myself at two sites where examples of Inca architecture, design and technology could be observed in its finest form. 134 more words

Photography

Peru: a celebratory anniversary video

At this exact moment one year ago, I was mid-taxi ride with two of my best chums, where we sunk our fingers into the fabric of the back seat and clung to a desperate hope that we might survive the trip. 264 more words

Travel

Machu Picchu

Then finally it was time to check off one of the most anticipated items on our itinerary: Machu Picchu. As you might imagine, it’s a bit of an ordeal to reach the remote former Incan capital. 916 more words

An Incan Legend in Ollantaytambo

The second post in my Peruvian throwback series is about Ollantaytambo, a small town in the Urubamba province of southern Peru. Ollantaytambo is about 60 kilometers out from Cusco, one of the major stops during my Peruvian adventure. 1,105 more words

Culture

Eat local: Peruvian BBQ at Wayra Ranch, Urubamba Province (Sacred Valley of the Incas), Peru

After our traditional Andean Ritual to Mother Earth (Despacho), as described and illustrated in our previous blog post, we headed to a relatively new and authentically local ranch for a fabulous Peruvian BBQ luncheon, followed by a Peruvian Paso horse demonstration and a performance of the marinera dance. 684 more words

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