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Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
Travelogue for Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos

ArequipaArequipa (Len Meyers)
We spent over 5 hours walking and climbing the paths of the ruins and learned so much of the culture and civilization that once dominated this area. Each building had a story and history attached. Listening to our guide and reading the guide books, brought the whole educational experience alive. Exhausted, but so stimulated by the time spent in this area we reluctantly left.
I liked Aquas Calientes for its simplicity, but unique architecture surrounded by high mountains and constant flow of waterfalls, springs and rivers. At our hotel, INKATERRA, a hotel guide took us around the orchid garden. The variety of sizes, shapes and colors are amazing and who would believe that are so many different orchids. This was a true additional unexpected treat to our trip. The train ride back through the winding Urubamba Valley with the mountains and fast moving rivers with the on board entertainment and fashion show made the journey exciting.

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