Peru-Photos of Machu Picchu

As you know, we took a trip to Peru in May, 2013.

This all started as a casual comment when Dianna was out with her friend’s, and one of them casually said something along the lines of “my husband has a business trip to Lima, so I’m going to site see.  Who wants to come with me?”

Dianna happily said “I want to”, and a couple months later we were on our way.

It was an exciting vacation.  Hopefully the various photo journals from the trip have given you an idea of what we’ve seen.  We’d love to go back to see even more.

Our tours were organized by Ana Marie at ImperialPeru.net.  She did a great job organizing everything for us, and the tours we did were grand adventures. Carlos, her person in Cusco, did a great job with his people and we had a marvelous with time all the guides we had.  If you’re looking for a travel agent, she is highly recommended.

As a side note, at one point I asked one of our guides how he knew so much about the area.  He had recently graduated from school with a degree in tourism.  In the US, that means you learn how run a hotel (or so I think), but there, it means you spend years learning about the local area and all the information needed to become a tour guide and answer every question that might be thrown at you.

Also, thanks to my sister-in-law, Vicki, for lending me her camera, a Canon T4i.  My camera would have been more than adequate, but hers was a bit sharper, and I while I didn’t expect to use the video mode, it turns out that I was happy to have it because I did use it a few times.

Last, but not least in the series is some pictures from Machu Picchu.  We hope you enjoy them and much as we enjoyed taking them.

 

Rahn and Dianna at “the postcard view”, as our tour guide called it. Dianna and Rahn on top of Machu Pichu.  Gonesomewhere.com

This is the Funerary Rock building. It’s the highest spot of the site.

Machu Picchu 2013 - Funerary Rock building at the top. Gonesomewhere.com

 

Looking out over some of the buildings Machu Picchu 2013 - buildings in profile. gonesomewhere.com

 

Another postcard view Machu Picchu 2013-View from the top. Gonesomewhere.com

 

Terraces were cut into the side of the mountain and used for farming.Machu Picchu 2013-Don't Fall!  Gonesomewhere.com

 

An Orchid, growing in the wild.

Machu Picchu 2013 - Wild Orchard. Gonesomewhere.com

A view of Huayna Picchu.

If you look at it sideways, it looks like the profile of an Inca Warrior’s face.

Machu Picchu 2013 - profile of Huayna Picchu. Gonesomewhere.com

With all that grass, you might wonder how it gets mowed?

This guy helps.

Machu Picchu 2013-ground maintenance crew. Gonesomewhere.com

To learn more about Machu Picchu, visit National Geographic

If you missed our other photos, they are here:

I’ll add more as I continue to go through pictures and videos.