Machu Picchu is one of the most famous historical sites in South America, let alone Peru, but it remained unknown by the outside world until about 100 years ago. Hiram Bingham, a United States senator and explorer, rediscovered the Incan ruins in 1911 making this famous ruin known all over the world nowadays.
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There was a carpet on the floor that should have been thrown out long ago, it was disgusting and unhealthy. They told us after we arrived that they accepted Visa and when we paid our bill they claim the Visa machine is not working. The included breakfast consisted of a bun with butter & jam, juice & unpallatable coffee. ... more
This was a fantastic clean B&B, situated in a quiet side street, close to a very nice french bakery. The staff were super friendly and helpful (organized a doctor to perform a house call). Everything (room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room etc.) was very clean and well maintained. ... more
6.15.10: Finally in Machu Picchu
Woke up at 430 this morn to make the first bus to Machu Picchu at 530. I dont know if it was the excitement of this long awaited attraction or what, but I felt loads better! Got up to Machu Picchu in time to watch the sun rise. It was breath taking... simply stunning. We climbed to the top and looked down ...
Posted in Globe-Skipping by emichele
1999 was a busy travelling year. We saw Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and of course MACHU PICCHU. A must for any World traveller. Also we had stopovers in St Catharines and San Francisco. ...
Posted in Around the World by douglasw