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Archive | May, 2012

Getting to Machu Picchu

Now seriously, just because you won’t half kill yourself, doesn’t mean you’re not gonna find Machu Picchu magnificent. Why do I say this?  Because when you get to Cuzco, everyone is talking about doing some kind of trek to get to Machu Picchu, not just the Inca Trail. You almost forget that they already built […]

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The Incas and Machu Picchu

Of course I’m going to Machu Picchu, even perhaps do The Inca Trail. That’s the plan, sort of. But if you’ve followed me a bit on my round the world trip, you’d have found that my travel plans are as solid as the wind. So I was ignorantly surprised to find that I needed to […]

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Colca Canyon Trek

Colca Canyon is a canyon in the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States 4,160 m. The Colca Valley, our destination, is an Andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

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