Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Machu Picchu


17 Jun 2004 7:56 pm

Greeting Machu Picchu at 7am Restoring walls at Wayna Picchu, looking down on Machu Picchu From the tippy top of Wayna Picchu Yes, Machu Picchu is one of the coolest places I’ve ever been in all the world. No, I didn’t hike the Inca trail. In days gone by, you could rock up in Cuzco, […]



16 Jun 2004 8:09 pm

Corpus Christi festival, Cuzco Just another day in the never ending Corpus Christi Festival. Here, St. John the Babtist and San Felipe somebody duke it out on the plaza in front of the Irish pub and Chinese restaurant. My first day in tourist dollar dependent Cuzco is also the first day of festival season. The […]



15 Jun 2004 7:49 pm

Ollantaytambo is a very pretty little town set next to more impressive terraces and temple ruins. The road to Machu Picchu ends here and you continue by train or hike it. Ollantaytambo has been around for some time. The buildings along the narrow stone streets are built on Incan foundations. There is an old Incan […]



13 Jun 2004 7:44 pm

Inca ruins at Pisac The Sacred Valley around Cuzco is excellent. Don’t miss it. The little town of Pisac is home to beautiful and puzzling Incan terraces, a good market, and at least one great restaurant. How did the Incans construct these massive terraces and forts so high up this mountain? How did they move […]

Puno, Peru


9 Jun 2004 5:27 pm

reed canoe, Lago Titicaca The floating islands in Lake Titicaca near Puno, Peru are a popular mochilero (backpacker) destination. Based on reports from travelers who visited the floating islands, spent the night with a floating family, and went to a folk party where they were required to dress in local dress and dance, I had […]