.........................Disclaimer: These panoramas of Peru had been forgotten, we will be back to posting about Chile shortly..................
The Inca architecture was one of the most fascinating aspects of the ruins. Read more about it on our post about Cusco.
The ruins all over the Sacred Valley are a must-visit if you are on the way to Machu Picchu.
Know more about Machu Picchu Pueblo, the base for visiting the ruins.
Read our post about Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
We returned to Cusco after a great trip to the famous Machu Picchu and we immediately headed to Lima on a 20 hour bus ride overnight. As the bus had to make its way from high mountains to the sea level of Lima, it was quite of a windy and bumpy ride. At least the bus was perhaps the best we've taken so far (the company was TEPSA). Better than a plane in South America, it kind of looked like a spaceship! The bus crew even had our fingerprints and photos taken as we were boarding the bus, for... security reasons?
Lima is quite a huge metropolis, with about 8,6 million people, the third largest city in America. That fact is almost tangible as soon as one gets there. The extension of its streets and avenues, the traffic, the smog on the air, the busy look on people´s eyes! Nevertheless we had quiet a relaxed stay in Peru's capital. We even took some extra days there in order to have some rest.
Machu Picchu. We've all known these two small words of Quechua language since quite young age, and for those who love to wander the world (like us!), this place has always been in our traveler dreams. The ruins seating on the top of the mountain are a must-go-place on South America!
Since it was first revealed to the rest of the world by the American Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu has received an increasingly number of visitors reaching the peak of about 400.000 people a year. Although we wanted to get up there and discover a magical unique place, we both were concerned that either the whole vibe behind the Machu Picchu was misleading or that the hordes of tourists would spoil the place. We were prepared for a disappointment.
So you can imagine both our excitement and uneasiness when we've finally found ourselves on the mini-bus on the way to the top of Machu Pichhu.
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