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…

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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

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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…

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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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