Peru 2013 – Machu Picchu

The most recognizable symbol of Peru is without a doubt, Machu Picchu. Starting our journey early in the morning from Cusco, we took a bus to the Ollantaytambo train station to take the the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. The train ride itself took about 1.5 hours.

Once we arrived at the town of Machu Picchu, we took the bus up to the entrance of the historical site. If you are inclined to, you can also hike from the town up to the entrance. Make sure to get your passport stamped at the entrance! Machu Picchu is something special. It felt like a large playground, where you can hike and explore, and every view was amazing. It truly was breath taking. There are various sites to see within Machu Picchu, such as the the Sun Temple and Inca Bridge.

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The next morning, we were hoping to be able to catch the sunrise at Machu Picchu; however, the fog would not cooperate. Although we were disappointed, having woken up extremely early and stood in line for the bus for an hour, it was very cool to see the fog move in and out, revealing different parts of Machu Picchu at a time, and eventually, all of Machu Picchu emerges.

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My favorite meal in Machu Picchu was at El Indio Feliz. Such a colorful restaurant. They offered a wide variety of Peruvian dishes. I enjoyed the trout with passion fruit sauce.

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Photos by CH

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