Machu Picchu is an icon of the Inca culture. It was built around 1450 for one of the Inca emperors and abandoned a century later during the Spanish Conquest. Hiram Bingham rediscovered it in 1911. The place was so secluded that only local people knew about it. And now it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.Taking pictures thereis not easy. First of all, there are quite a few tourists visiting the site the whole day through. So, taking pictures without tourists is next to impossible.... continue reading
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I climb that last, extremely steep, 30 or so steps, pass through some castle like walls and there is magic in the air!Not having that much experience as some other members here, this time I'm also trying to take you in a tour to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu in Perú.I arrive at the Sun Gate (Intipunku) early in the morning, before the sun starts to shine on Machu Picchu, on the 4th day of trekking the Inca Trail.We got out of our camping tents it was still dark nigh, at around 4:30AM,... continue reading
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