we’re in the middle of planning a south-east-asian backpacking trip and my mind got so excited i couldn’t sleep. so i came back downstairs to the office and started browsing travel blogs and i bumped into machu pichu.
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. The river is a partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River. Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
ok i’m way ahead of myself now. before the trip even happens i already want to go someplace else. i never knew why but i’m always fascinated by ancient ruins and massive structures built out of stone.
all right, go see for yourself, video after the jump.