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... fog, giving us our first glimpses of this incredible World Heritage Site.
Eventually, after a stunning half hour ride, we arrived at the entrance, where we were ushered to one of the lower platforms of the upper terraces. There was a collective stunned silence as the beauty of Machu Picch stretched out in front of us - the iconic mountain rising dramatically behind the wonderfully preserved stonework of the ancient buildings. All around us were green peaks, ...
... were taken with the inhabitants as they left.
Hiram Bingham, an explorer from Yale, is largely credited with "discovering" Machu Picchu. However, since then, records have been found that show that other explorers had discovered it first. The main difference is that Hiram Bingham wrote about it and also convinced National Geographic and Yale to do joint expeditions to excavate strategic places and, more importantly, publish their findings. ...
... magnificent than any picture I have ever seen. I ripped my big camera out of my bag and off I went. Oops, I almost forgot I was with a group and had to follow the rules. I realized that I do not like group tours. I enjoyed learning the history of the mountain but I do not think the guide realized I was here to get some breathtaking photos. We were supposed to stay in line and stay together. That lasted for maybe 5 minutes and then I was ...
... travels yet, being quinoa soup, pizza, kebabs, chicken, veg, rice, and even a birthday cake for Nat that the two chefs made a few hours before! Stuffed to the brim, we carry on the most beautiful part of walk, heading through forests, over bridges, under caves and gazing out hundreds of metres into the valleys below us, which is all stunning and makes today by far the most picturesque and enjoyable day of the trek. A steep descent for the last section takes ...
... tribe, either directly by warfare or indirectly by contagion, such as smallpox. It is clear that the Spanish never reached the Machu Picchu, but the smallpox they introduced may account for its desertion and ultimate demise.
The city was lost to the jungle for generations until a Yale University Instructor, Hiram Bingham, was guided to it in 1911 by a Peruvian farmer, whose family was actually living in the remains of one of the deserted Incan ...
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