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The reality of explaining Machu Picchu is that there is no way to explain it with words. As we rode the bus from Aguas Calientes early in the morning up switchback after switchback, I gazed out at the breathtaking scenery and thought about the pictures of Machu Picchu I had seen and the stories I had read. I knew it was going to be awesome, but until we climbed up a small hill and caught the first glimpse, I had no idea that my heart would pound so hard. I think a tear may have also escaped my eye at that moment. We spent most of the beautiful day exploring the ruins, observing intricate stonework, drainage systems, Inca calendars and watching wild rabbits, lizards and llamas graze in their natural environment. At one point, a thunderstorm passed through leaving a rainbow behind. I can{t wait to share pictures, but know that they will never ever compare to personally viewing, touching and roaming about this magnificent wonder.
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Posted by Traveloo 07:32

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I was sorry this entry was so short. Your descriptions as so good I wish you would have spent more time on Machu Picchu.

by bhubber

I know....I honestly just didnĀ“t quite know how to describe it without selling it short...

by Traveloo

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