Peru and Ecuador II – Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has been photographed to death. Every blade of grass has been documented thoroughly by a million tourists packing everything from a Kodak brownie to an iPhone 7. In person, it transcends the two dimensional view presented by the common snapshot. The combination of steep drop-offs, Inca architecture, bracing mountain air and the sound of silence make it a very special place that’s well worth a visit. For what it’s worth, here are some of my humble snaps…

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Our guide, Jesus, shows off the view

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The view without the guide

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A young couple enjoys the spectacular vista

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Huw and Trish were there

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Rick and Deb were there too

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A llama goes after a sandwich

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Through a window

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Sun dial

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The light changes constantly

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View down to the railway bridge

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Majestic terraces

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Re-thatched Inca buildings

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Watch that first step!

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Descending Inca buildings

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Incredible Inca stone work

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Temple of the Condor

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