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.
From the Machu Picchu Travel Guide
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Nice clean hostal with comfortable beds and warm (although a bit temperamental) showers. Not great for a sleep-in though, as the open area between the floors means sound travels from the common area through-out the hostal. ... more
Maria was a delightful proprietor. The price is cheaper than many in Aguas Calientes but there is absolutely no drop off in service. If I wanted something, Maria was there to take care of it. I also had no trouble checking out one day earlier than I had scheduled. I highly recommend this place. ... more
The Sky Temple
Words cannot describe the majesty of Machu Picchu. When we arrived at the ruins, we were submerged in cloud. Somewhat frustrated and a little concerned that the fog would persist the remainder ...
Posted in El Pueblo en Las Nubes by schneberry
Video for Granny Nugent's 100th Birthday!!!
This is a message we did for Granny Nugent's 100th Birthday that we missed back in March this year. We were on top of Machu Picchu. When Aileen showed it to her on the lap top she thought we were being streamed live and tried to talk back to us!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/downbhoy/ / ...
Posted in The long way round by downbhoy
My life is complete. I can officially check Visit Machu Picchu off my bucket list! We got an early start today waking up at 4:30am, taking a taxi to the train station in Poroy, taking a 4 hour bus ride to Machu Picchu, THEN taking another 30 minute bus ride to the entrance gates. and that's the FASTEST way ...
Posted in Peruvian Sunrise by Charlotte23