Exploring Machu Picchu

We spent 4 hours exploring Machu Picchu.  We started our adventure with a Peruvian Archaeologist named Victor.  He was our guide for the afternoon, tantalizing us with bits of Andean history and lore as we discovered the secrets of the site.  We started our tour of the site atop a high bluff where we could look down and see the expanse of the entire site.  Looking down at Machu Picchu and out at the spectacular topography of the Andes made me a bit weepy.  Sappy I know, but the Andes are astounding to look at and are quite possibly the most beautiful mountains on the planet.  For a moment, looking out over the mountains with Machu Picchu laid out in front of us, Kate and I just stared in awe.  We did it, we made it here, we got all of us here – what a day!

I want to tell you everything, but I’m not!  I will keep you in suspense untill we return.  Today we will explore the central plaza of Cusco and shop in the craft market.  Tomorrow we leave for the jungle. No internet there.

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Chair of Social Science, Humanities,
& Foreign Languages

Liberal Arts & University Transfer
Craven Community College

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New Bern, NC 28562
Email: bellaceroc@cravencc.edu
Phone: 252.638.7328
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