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Machu Picchu

Has to be one of the most incredible places on earth!

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Dog at Ollantaytambo

Dog at Ollantaytambo

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The train from Piscupucho to Aguas Calientes

The train from Piscupucho to Aguas Calientes

So 3.40am and we wake up in a hostel in Aguas Calientes and get ready to walk up to Machu Pivcchu in the dark. We wanted to see the sunrise up there and book a walk up the other mountain, Wayna Picchu, and the bus seemed like a wussy option - WRONG! The walk was so hard, all steep step, which at that time in the morning after 4hrs sleep and no breakfast - was hard! But worth it. We were early in the queue and were ecstatic when we atrted our tour at 6.30 am and glanced the city and mountains for the first time. WOW!!!!!!!

Sunrise

Sunrise

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Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu city

Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu city

House of 3 windows

House of 3 windows

Josh and our Marks and Spencers CHRISTMAS PUDDING at Machu Picchu (don't ask!) - this must be a first!

Josh and our Marks and Spencers CHRISTMAS PUDDING at Machu Picchu (don't ask!) - this must be a first!

Windows - slanted to withstand earthquakes

Windows - slanted to withstand earthquakes

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Terraces for growing corn

Terraces for growing corn

Other mountains and Temple of the Sun

Other mountains and Temple of the Sun

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Machu Picchu (Old Mountain)

Machu Picchu (Old Mountain)

Terraces and houses

Terraces and houses

Rock that looks like mountain behind - used for worship of mountains

Rock that looks like mountain behind - used for worship of mountains

View of surrounding mountains

View of surrounding mountains

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Orchids on Machu Picchu

Orchids on Machu Picchu

Wayna Picchu walk entrance

Wayna Picchu walk entrance

Machu Picchu view from Wayna Picchu

Machu Picchu view from Wayna Picchu

At the top of Wayna Picchu

At the top of Wayna Picchu

The steep steps back down Wayna Picchu

The steep steps back down Wayna Picchu

Llama

Llama

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The Best pic!

The Best pic!

Posted by BlondSuzie 15:16 Archived in Peru

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