Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu: To Marvel and Appreciate

July 13, 2016

Machu Picchu doesn’t need much of an introduction.  The ancient Incan city appears on the bucket lists of many world travelers. Perched 8,000 above sea level in the dense jungle of the southern Peruvian Andes, it was once thought to be a royal estate for the legendary warrior Pachacuti, largely responsible for building the Inca Empire […]

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Destination: Cusco

August 15, 2012

For a long time, Cusco was regarded as a quick stopping off point en route to the ancient city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. With the thin, 11,000-foot air (drink your coca tea!) and once rampant backpacker scene, Cusco has markedly improved on the hotel front and its food scene. Overall, its vibe is more cosmopolitan […]

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