Machu Picchu

Finally, after three months of anticipation, I make my way to Machu Picchu. I won’t spoil it with words, because no words could express the beauty and awe-inspiring nature of this place. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Aguas Calientes, aka Machu Picchu Pueblo, where we will spend the night before heading to the site early the next morning…





The roaring Urubamba river…


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mist settles over the mountain for just a moment…

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and dissipates….



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view on the walk to the sun gate

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the end of the inca trail


MP and the switchbacks that take you up and down the mountain

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the sun gate, the entrance point to MP from the Inca trail

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we climb Machu Picchu mountain…. slowly…



and are rewarded with magnificent views.

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my first encounter with a vicuña!

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grazing llamas….

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we make a llama friend…

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and FINALLY I get a glimpse of the elusive viscacha! (aka, the Machu Picchu rabbit-squirrel).

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i want one for a pet.





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goodbye, Machu Picchu! I’ll see you again someday….

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