Machu Picchu

First, let me start by apologizing.  I know I’ve been absent for the last 10 days.  MJ and I have been traveling across Peru with my dad.  As you can probably imagine, the Internet access is limited in the Andes Mountains.   

During our time in the country, we traveled to Lima, Cuzco, Puno, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguags Calientes, Machu Picchu, Juliaca, the floating islands of Uros, Lake Titicaca…..along with a number of other villages, historical sites, cool locations.

We had 6 flights, 2 boat rides, 2 train trips, taxi rides, tuk tuks, numerous bus rides, and I walked over 80 miles.  It was a heck of a trip.  Anyway, the highlight of any trip to Peru (and a must see) is Machu Picchu. 

It was built by Incas around 1450, but was abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.  It remained hidden from that time until Hiram Bingham brought international attention to it in 1911.  It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and like I already said, it is a must see.  No picture, including mine, will ever do it justice. 

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