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

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


  1. neanderthalis


    Amazing pictures!

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  2. vicuna


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

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  3. pomps


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

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  4. saidseni


    That's my friend too!! ;)

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  5. qrro


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

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  6. nicx


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

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  7. sidsel


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

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  8. elfefee


    ohhh, thank you all very much :)

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  9. ehmahh


    Amazing, Nice photos!

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