Thursday, April 26, 2012

Why I Came

The train to Machu Picchu

Our first views

The Guard house on the way in

The ruins in the mist

The fog is lifting

Part of the residential area

Overall view


I have been to the mountain top....and
this is why I came!  We started our tour
yesterday, leaving Cusco early in the
morning.  We boarded the Peru Railway,
and three hours later arrived.  Then you board
a bus that takes you the rest of the way. 

Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan site in the
Andes Mountains, on the edge of the rain
forest.  It was discovered by a man named
Bingham, recently, in 1912.  It is the most
well preserved ruin of its' kind, because the
Incans were able to keep the location a secret
from the Spanish upon their arrival in Peru.

It is a city in the clouds, literally, as the fog
and mist come and go continuously.  These pics
are from our visit yesterday.  I went back this morning
at sunrise, and those pics are entirely different.  I will
try to post them tomorrow. 

We are back in Cusco, with a free day on Friday.
We will travel back to Lima on Sat, and back
home Sunday....so far, so wonderful!

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