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  • Day48

    Machu Picchu

    January 12, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Not much to see here except for the crazy ruins of an old Inca civilization. Actually it's very impressive and I am pretty sure most people have heard about it because there were probably a few thousand people walking around the ruins today.

    We woke up reasonably early and began looking around the ruins around 8am with a reasonably priced tour guide.

    The place is amazing. The views in all directions are phenomenal with steep mountains and rivers below. If you wanted to build a community these days you would definitely choose an easier location. However when you consider the primitive tools used (rock chisel) you just can't fathom how this amazing city was built.

    We spent 2hrs with the guide before going off and having a picnic with a view! followed by some exploring (everywhere you look is impressive so you can't help but take photos). About 10am it got pretty busy and by 12 it began to rain so we bailed back to Aqua Calientes where we have managed to pick a hotel room right next to a reggae club called Big Brothers Bar(it was a sign).
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