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Machu Picchu

Written on: Wednesday June 20th, 2007

A journal entry from: See you next year!

While Roy was wondering about religion in Cuzco and trying to form his opinion on mass tourism in Puno(see future entry), Geri and I were imagining just how happy the little Inca children growing up in Machu Picchu must have been: You could play hide & seek here just about ALL DAY!

A lot has been written about this absolutely amazing pre-Columbian city and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, so I will just let the pictures speak for itself.

And NO, we did NOT play hide and seek, although we had some fun eavesdropping tour groups, trying to find a stone resembling a condor (which, when we finally found it, looked more like a stone resembling a stone), and copying other tourists trying to get energy from yet another stone (a Dutch couple told us to place our hands on it, while some Japanese used their heads. I guess we will never know how it was done by the Incas...if at all).

We also made our way upto the Huayna Picchu, a  mountain rising over Machu Picchu (and a steep climb!), as early as 7 in the morning, and during the busiest time of day, between 10 and 2 when all the tour groups were  there, we had some very expensive fries and coke for an early lunch and took a nap on one of the many terraces.

Beats any adventure park!

 

From Riet Meeder on Jul 25th, 2007

You don't need to place your hands on a stone to get energy. You 've got enough energy out of your selves!

From Siebie on Jul 25th, 2007

No entrance fee? Sounds good for us Dutch... Maybe next year as we are playing hide & seek on Bonterra = good earth too!