My Most Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011: Machu Picchu, Peru

9

Peru is the most impressive country I've ever been to. The most impressive place in this impressive country was Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu is 6000-year-old ruin built by the Incas. It is located almost 2500 metres above sea level and the closest bigger city is called Cusco. To get to the ruins, you can take the train from Cusco or you can do the Inca Jungle Trail.

I went there by train and arrived in Aguas Calientes, the small touristic village at the bottom of Machu Picchu, in the evening. Then I slept a few hours in a cheap but comfortable hostel. I got up at 4.30am to make sure to catch the first bus to the top of the mountain.

Here you can see how Machu Picchu looks like in the very early morning:

I was totally impressed! Everything looked like in the pictures, even better. I cannot describe how I felt, but it was amazing.

Here is my new friend, the lama :)

I totally recommend everybody to go to Machu Picchu. I can’t stress often enough how impressive it is!

written by elfefee on 2012-01-18 in #world #locations

9 Comments

  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Amazing pictures!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Amazing place and one of my best travel experience too, back in 2003... and I herited my nickname "vicuña" from there.... ;))))

  3. pomps
    pomps ·

    I want to visit Machu Picchu!!!! great pictures!

  4. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    That's my friend too!! ;)

  5. qrro
    qrro ·

    i was there 2 week ago!!! it is truly amazing!

  6. nicx
    nicx ·

    Wow just wow, this is right up there on my list! Beautiful Images

  7. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    Omg these pictures! Now I wanna go there too! :-)

  8. elfefee
    elfefee ·

    ohhh, thank you all very much :)

  9. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    Amazing, Nice photos!

More Interesting Articles

  • Explore: Cusco, Peru

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-06 in #world #locations
    Explore: Cusco, Peru

    As camera-toting, wanderlust-driven adventurers, we are always seeking for the most intriguing places to visit and immortalize in our travel snaps. One such spot, without a doubt, is the historic city of Cusco in Peru. If you haven't been to this fascinating historic town, we're sure you'd be making plans for a visit after browsing through the photos taken by our fellow lomographers!

    5
  • LC-A+ Goes To: Sevilla, Spain

    written by saidseni on 2014-06-23 in #world #locations
    LC-A+ Goes To: Sevilla, Spain

    Ever since I got my LC-A+, I've always taken it with me whenever I travel. This little wonder works awesome with any film, in every weather and cultural context. In Sevilla, Spain, it was no different.

    2
  • La Sardina: My Story With My Old Best Friend

    written by abecd on 2014-07-10 in #reviews
    La Sardina: My Story With My Old Best Friend

    This is a story of me and Sardine, my first ever analogue camera. We've been traveling for thousands of miles and met a lot of friends. Even though I have better cameras, Sardine is the one camera that will always be in my heart! So once again, this is my story with Sardine

    2
  • Shop News

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Ride the Duck in London

    written by myahcat on 2014-03-11 in #world #locations
    Ride the Duck in London

    In many of the places I've travelled, I've seen small, yellow amphibious tour buses -- the ubiquitous 'Ducks.' In some places the pleasure cruisers are encouraged to blow duck whistles, but everywhere they tour on land before descending into the city's waterway. I decided to become a tourist in my own town and ride the London duck.

    2
  • Most Popular Users of March 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-04-06 in #news
    Most Popular Users of March 2014

    The busiest LomoHomes have the most impressive analogue snapshots in our Community. This is particularly true to this roster of Lomography masters!

    9
  • Exploring Kolkata, India

    written by priyankamehta13 on 2014-04-14 in #world #locations
    Exploring Kolkata, India

    Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Esbo and her Weapon of Choice: LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-13 in #lifestyle
    Esbo and her Weapon of Choice: LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400

    An ardent globetrotter, esbo takes pride in having been to different places and documenting each of these trips in analogue. Aside from her boyfriend dopa, she considers the LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 as her most trusted companion in making her travels more magical. Read on and discover how she makes her photographs perfect with this fantastic film!

    3
  • La Sardina Dresses: Your Camera's New Clothes

    written by dopa on 2014-05-27 in #reviews
    La Sardina Dresses: Your Camera's New Clothes

    I love my La Sardina camera and it was my first Lomography camera. But as time goes by, I've seen how often it's been used and how much I've abused it. There is a simple solution for this: the La Sardina Dresses!

  • The Beautiful South

    written by sineadelizabeth on 2014-03-21 in #world #locations
    The Beautiful South

    My name is Sinead Allison and last year, I finished my 105-day journey with my now husband through different countries including Iceland which was the most Jurassic place we visited. Here are some shots of us making our way with two packs, a bus passport ticket and a tent.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Funkie House in The Hague, The Netherlands

    written by miss_madri on 2014-03-20 in #world #locations
    Funkie House in The Hague, The Netherlands

    Funkie House in the Hague is a small store 'packed with goodness!' Compared to their store in Rotterdam this is a small boutique, but still they have a very impressive inventory. It must be the most cozy store in town!

  • Chicago Lima Film Swap

    written by piperrobbins on 2014-05-01 in #news
    Chicago Lima Film Swap

    Film swaps are one of the coolest ways to shoot film. This is a strictly analogue aspect and we are making the most of it. We're so happy to take part in a film swap our with fellow Lomography Embassy Store in Peru!

  • Most Popular Photo Last Year: August 16, 2013

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-16 in #news
    Most Popular Photo Last Year: August 16, 2013

    This photograph is arguably one of the most recognizable self-portraits ever uploaded in our Community!

    8