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... s Peruvian government, far more interested in the country’s heritage, to get them back.
It’s just in the past 15 years or so that Machu Picchu has become a major tourist attraction. The site is now very well protected and impressively well maintained despite the tens of thousands of visitors that pour through the gates every year. The number of people allowed to hike the Inca trail or hike to the top of the two mountains that tower over the site is also carefully ...
The plan was to get up really early to be one of he first at the gates of Machu Picchu for when it opened at 6am. Unfortunately we slept through my 3:45 alarm and didn't wake up until 4:30. As such we proper yomped the 20minutes to the bottom of the 2000 steps to the top. It should take anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half to walk it. Sam & I left behind Rosie and Jacob quite early on, and Sam eventually stripped me too. I got to the top in 40minutes dripping in sweat ...
... is now spoken more commonly around Peru and with the young generation learning it and English, only the elders are still speaking in their original language. Many of our porters spoke Quechua and some Spanish because they are from the smaller farming villages where there hadn't been as much international influence. It reminded me of the native indigenous languages back home and how communities are trying to record these languages so they are not lost forever. Even thousands of miles away some things never ...
... I'd say it wasn't quite as thrilling as my Tena rafting - that's not a complaint just a comparison.
After changing in a small car park we were driven up the road to a small house on the hill at about 1,380m.a.s.l, right on the edge (the "eyebrow") of the jungle where we met the rest of the group (once they turned up) and bought sweets/ refreshments. Outide th building was a small brown monkey kept in a harness and tied t the wall. It ...
... lots of other people in any pictures you take, there are so many that if at
times prevents you from moving around comfortably.
Machu Picchu itself is a spectacular site and lived up to my
expectations. The village is on hilltop with higher peaks towering over it and
spectacular drop-offs to the valleys below. The misty atmosphere when I was
there contributed to its dreamy other worldly “lost city” atmosphere (if a
place with ...