Thursday, April 16, 2009
Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of the Incas
I wanted to start the story of my six-month overland journey around Latin America, but ran out of time. So, to whet your appetite here are two photos from Peru. The first is of Machu Picchu, which is possibly the most wonderful place I have ever seen. The second is of the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. These are magnificent, but melancholy places as they represent the last stand of the Incas as they were driven towards extinction in the rain forest by the invading Spanish conquistadores.
Now might be a good time to click the links in My Favourite Films list, which you'll find down on the left: you might discover a hidden gem. Because tommorow there is going to be a lot more for you to read.
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