Discovering Machu Picchu

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On the bus ride up to Machu Picchu

It was really amazing to see Machu Picchu in person after seeing it so many times in Travel Magazines. You just can't beleive it until you see it with your very own eyes.

The weather was perfect, not too warm and not too chilly....it was great just making our way through this amazing place, discovering all the things we had read about in our travel guide. Seeing this structure for ourselves. I'm sure it would have been best to have a tour guide point out everything, but, luckily, I had my travel pal "Festus" who was very well read and could identify everything....the sundial.....the water fountain...the agriculture area as well as the domestic area. {It's great being friends with someone so smart!}

I was hoping to see some llamas and I wasn't disappointed.

First Glimpse of Machu Picchu
As I was climbing the stairs, one just walked right up to me! He seemed to check me out and as I was scrambling for my camera, he walked past me and decended down the stairs, stopping to survey the marvelous view. He wasn't interested in getting his photo taken. So, I sought after another llama, that was by the grassy area....I just had to get a photo of myself with a llama! And he was quite patient with me as I tried to take a photo of the two of us! You hear about how they can get pretty mean and spit. Thank God, I got a nice one!
When we got up to where the sun dial was there were lots of groups; mostly school children. One of the teachers pointed to me and one at a time, the children approached me and asked if they could take a photo with me. There must have been about 20 children as well as 2 teachers. I don't quite know why they choose to be photographed with me, perhaps they don't see many blondes....or was it the pink leopard hiking boots?

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On the bus ride up to Machu Picchu
On the bus ride up to Machu Picchu
First Glimpse of Machu Picchu
First Glimpse of Machu Picchu
Bus Ride to Machu Picchu
Bus Ride to Machu Picchu
The trail up the Mountain to get t…
The trail up the Mountain to get …
Entrance into Machu Picchu
Entrance into Machu Picchu
Putting on a new Thatched Roof
Putting on a new Thatched Roof
What a view
What a view
My TravBuddy Festus
My TravBuddy "Festus"
My Tour Guide
My Tour Guide
My First Llama Sighting.
My First Llama Sighting.
Stairway to.......
Stairway to.......
Agriculture
Agriculture
Just had to get close to a Llama!
Just had to get close to a Llama!
They just roam freely
They just roam freely
Llamas Profile
Llamas Profile
A view of the Inca civilation hig…
A view of Machu Piccu
The doorways even had hinges.
The doorways even had hinges.
Good place for a rest.
Good place for a rest.
They even built at the top of Huay…
They even built at the top of Hua…
Is that our bus down there?
Is that our bus down there?
If you bring your Passport....you …
If you bring your Passport....you…
Restuarant
Restuarant
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photo by: NazfromOz