Peru

Machu Picchu



I hired these 2 young guys, Alex 19 and Jaime 17, to haul me up and down the Andes.

 


A Peruvian farmer showed an American, Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu in 1911.

 


Machu Picchu can be reached by a three hour rail journey from Cuzco, into the Urubamba Valley. From the train station at the bottom of the valley a fleet of buses takes tourists about 2,000 feet up the winding Hiram Bingham highway to the Inca ruins

 


The views from Machu Picchu are extrodinary.


At the base of the ruins, we found we still had a long way to go.

 


Fortunately, the driver of this truck noticed we needed help. He offered us a ride.
That's Jeff on the left, mugging a tourist.