Mystical Machu Picchu

peru-machu-picchu.jpgI’ve seen it in books, but it’s hard to describe how I felt when I actually saw it. Mists swirling around, emerald green grass, orchids overgrowing the Inka Trail, alpacas standing in our way. Mostly I felt a surreal connection to an ancient culture, sophisticated, brilliant, visionary and REAL. My friend and I stood there quietly for a long time, chewing our coca leaves, taking it all in. Our guide sat quietly as well. Sometimes words truly don’t suffice.
 
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2 Responses to Mystical Machu Picchu

  1. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    It does look beautiful. I have always wanted to especially travel to Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. It doesn’t look like I will be able to make it in this life, though.

    I would like to at least make it back to Mesa Verde though. It was absolutely beautiful the one time I visited there, with the lightening and thunder in the canyons being actually below me at the time! It was spectacular!

  2. Avatar Marie Walden says:

    Tony….of course it is pretty expensive to fly to Peru. But once we got there, everything was very reasonable. We stayed 4 nights in an adorable hotel for $120 total. Traveled by overnight bus to many places for a few dollars. And I have heard that Bolivia and Ecuador are much the same.

    I really do think Peru was the trip of a lifetime….so many different sights and cultures. Geography going from coastal waters to the high Andes to Lake Titicaca.

    Don’t give up hope just yet!

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