Peru: Footsteps of the Inca’s

Memorable moment Atop Machu Picchu ©MK

Machu Picchu- The Lost City of the Inca’s” from the 1400’s AD. no superlative could possibly describe this epic scene

  • After a month of backpacking, decided to skip the week-long Inca Trail, instead opting to take an easier/quicker/cheaper route  taking a bus from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, staying the night, then waking up at 3am to hop on another minibus up to catch the sunrise and get one of the limited tickets to hike Wayna Picchu. Wayna Picchu is the steep mountain overlooking the ruins, a vigorous hike but incredible views of the site so an absolute must.
  • Recommend packing some energy bars and water, the climb up without these was not so fun….

Wayna Picchu

Atop Wayna Picchu…quite the hike

Llama’s, Machu Picchu ©MK

Luckiest llama’s in the world

Cusco, Peru-  nice juxtaposition of Inca and Spanish architecture but the most touristy spot along the “Gringo Trail” in my opinion, food overpriced for the quality just as any other tourist hotspot….caught some fun indie rock shows though, and enjoyed a few museums and historical sights, such as the corichancha:

Corichanca

The museum at Coricancha, ancient Inca Sun Temple, partially destroyed by the Spaniards building of the Church of Santa Domingo

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