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Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

*This post was written by Ana’s husband Darek, who has been known to say, “I am married to South America.” Though born in Poland, he shares his wife’s passion for the people and the land, as you will see. Hola! Let me catch up on our past few days of travel. We visited Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is located north of Cuzco, Peru, about 1 hour ride by bus. It is a beautiful place, a very fertile, deep…

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.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

Cusco, Jul. 02 (ANDINA). Centennial celebrations for the scientific discovery of Macchu Picchu start on Saturday in Cusco with the opening of the photographic exhibition Remembrances of Machu Picchu. The exact date of the celebration is on July 7th. That day a limited amount of tourists will be allowed to get into the park which will close at 2pm. via .: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.. Local villager blows a “pututu” from the heights of Machu Picchu. Photo:ANDINA/Piero Vargas

100 years of Machu Picchu!

100 years of Machu Picchu!

If you thought the title of this blog contains a historical error you are right! I am glad I got your attention, but there is some truth to it. Although this magnificent citadel and the city of the pre-Columbian Incas was built in 15th century it was unknown to the Western world until July of 1911 when an American historian Hiram Bingham “discovered it” after a local 11 year old boy led him to it. The ruins were inhabited by…

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