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The vibrant green grass, huge rocky peaks, and magnificent stone ruins are all stunning. Once upon a time, this archeological marvel was an Inca city (in the 15th and 16th centuries). To get here, you'll need to plan ahead of time. The Inca Trail is only accessible twice a day (in the morning and afternoon), and you must either hike or take a bus from the adjacent town of Aguas Calientes to get there.
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Camino Inca, Cuzco Region, Peru
3 years ago
Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Incas”
3 years ago
Machu Picchu sometimes called the "Lost City of the Incas" is a well-preserved pre-Columbian Inca ruin located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. The famous destination was an astronomical observatory. Its sacred Intihuatana stone accurately indicates the two equinoxes (the "edge" between night and day). Twice a year, the sun sits directly over the stone creating no shadow. This destination is also the inspiration for the village of the Disney movie Emperor’s New Groove.
4 years ago
Follow in the footsteps of a real-life Indiana Jones to a citadel hidden in the mist of the Andean mountaintops. Machu Picchu is an awe-inspiring city at the heart of the fallen Inca Empire. These people forewent wheels, steel tools, or mortar to build, yet the settlement has held on through the ravages of time and earthquakes since the mid-14th century. Roam grassy plazas and fortified dwellings; and marvel at the pristine terraces carved into the peaks. Out-of-reach on its steep perch, Machu Picchu evaded discovery from even the Spanish conquistadors (soldiers and explorers) that wiped out the ancient kingdom. It would be hundreds of years later in 1911 before a local farmer, Melchor Arteaga, led Hiram Bingham III to the ruins. Bingham was a professor and explorer, much like the whip-wielding Indy would later be. Scholars to this day only infer the finer details of Machu Picchu, as the Incas did not use written language. Go ahead and channel your inner adventurer. Who knows what else you may discover here?
4 months ago
The site is said to be the exact location where Portuguese Magellan planted the cross upon his arrival in Cebu in March 1521. As stated on the marker at the bottom of the cross, the original artifact is encased inside the wooden Tindalo cross. The painted ceiling illustrates this historic event.
7 months ago
As we arrived the apartment we've rent. I was lost in my deep, deep thoughts, “How are we going to fit in, We are 10 but there’s only 1 room” One of our acquaintances exclaimed “Mamaya na lang natin problemahin, kumain muna tayo. ” We all agreed with her, so we looked for a nice place to eat dinner. This is the most epic part, the first restaurant we've got ourselves into seems a nice place, they have fish swimming in their aquarium and their dining table has a grill-like structure in the middle, however we can’t understand each other, there’s a language barrier. It’s past 12 midnight already and we’re all starving, so we decided to look for another place to eat, that somehow understands English, Gladly, we’ve found one. ( I would like to apologize, I didn’t get the name of the restaurant, due to my hungry stomach.) The place was very welcoming as you enter the restaurant you’ll smell the savory flavors and the spices that they were using. As we start to place our orders. Yes, there are still a bit of complications but not like the first one we went to. Fortunately, one of our acquaintances got an idea, He asked the crew if they have Wi-Fi and yes they have. He used the Google translator and Thank God! After an hour battling with the language barrier We then finally placed our orders and they served them correctly. All our struggles where all worth it, the food were all delicious, My favorite dish was the spinach I never thought it could be so good, It was steamed with their savory flavors and spices, served along with their delectable chicken and tea, “Yum… yum… yum” My tummy has never been that satisfied! After eating a scrumptious dinner, we head-back to our apartment. As we stroll around... We saw the Portuguese inspired apartments, building structures and the hazy lights from their posts which adds up to that magical and relaxing feeling, It was so magical! I get to feel the wind running through my hair The end (✿◡‿◡) . . . . Thanks for visiting my list, till then ಥ_ಥ Stay humble, stay hungry, stay cute (✿◡‿◡)
8 months ago
Create your long bucket list of experiences when you visit Australia! I bet that you will have the most memorable adventures here! When I visit Australia, the Sydney Opera House is what makes my travel more memorable. Not only because of its most iconic building with an architectural masterpiece but also I love that I discover stories that make the Opera House more inspiring! A place that is perfect for more discoveries!
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