The Greatest Vacation: Machu Picchu

22 Dec
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pre-Machu Picchu night at our murder den of a hostel. so excited!

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they make 5am look gooooood

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sun’s not quite out at 6am. wait for it…

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c’mon sun!

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starting off the Montaña Machu Picchu hike

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don’t be fooled by the smile, its a tough hike!

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straight up stairs for 1.5 hours

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chao!: lee and i break off from the group and continue to the top of the mountain

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up in the clouds

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this view was worth it!

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we make dead tired look gooood

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its obvious why the ruins were never found by the Spanish during the conquest of Cuzco. they’re almost inaccessible, even with modern transportation.

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meanwhile these cuties…

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…were hanging out with this cutie

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taking it all in.

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mid-hike selfie!

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en serio. you have to see this for yourself.

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just lounging here for a little bit.

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Machu Picchu remained unknown to the world from the 1500s until it was discovered by Yale historian Hiram Bingham in 1911.

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traditional inca terraces

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

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una mas!

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hanging out before it’s time to go.

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Pueblo Machu Picchu

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we did itttttt

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taaa-daaa!

 

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One Response to “The Greatest Vacation: Machu Picchu”

  1. Carla December 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    This was my favorite story!! ❤

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