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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 23, 2015: Postcard from Morocco: A long and winding road...

DrFumblefinger ·
Mac, your photo reminds me a lot of the Hiram Bingham highway which winds its way up to Machu Picchu. We walked in to Machu Picchu on the Inca trail the first day we were there, but the second morning took the bus up from Agua Calientes. It was definitely a ride to remember.
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

rbciao ·
Great pics. We were there this past August and were very impressed with the Eiffel Tower. It was truly fantastic accomplishment and the views are spectacular. The day we were there we had pre-purchased our tickets online, but did not use them. The morning of our scheduled day it was pouring down rain and we were tired, so we stayed in bed. Later in the morning the skies cleared and we went over to the tower. Since we missed our time we had to purchase another two tickets. it was still worth...
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, Pheymont. Even we who imagine we know the city have gotten a whole new perspective. Point of view is everything! And, having been up the tower once long ago, I'm again struck by how much higher it seems looking down than it appears from the below or from a distance.
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Thanks! Certainly true also about how different it can appear at different angles from below, as in Dr. Fumblefinger's blog here the other day!
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 22, 2015: Machu Picchu

Grand Escapades ·
    Yes, there is something special, definitely mythical, about Machu Picchu, the abandoned Inca city that remained hidden from the Conquistadores.  We had the privilege to gaze over Machu Picchu right before sunrise in total quietness,...
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Paris by Night: Fleeting Glimpses

PHeymont ·
I've never set out to document Paris at night, never had a conscious plan to record a particular area or its life. These are just selections from several visits, held together only by the late hour or by something that pleased me. Night doesn't have...
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Machu Picchu visits get new rules

PHeymont ·
Rising visitor numbers and a UNESCO warning push Peru to impose limits on visits.
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Ollantaytambo Ruins, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia visits the magnificant terraces and Inca ruins located at the town of Ollantaytambo.
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The Original Inca Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger recalls hiking the Inca Trail, especially the last two days when you trek on the stone trail created by the Incas hundreds of years ago, characterized by stairs built of hand-laid rocks.
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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Inca trail the hard way: blind, and running

PHeymont ·
Dan Berlin, the American athlete who last year became the first blind man to hike the Grand Canyon, made the challenging 26-mile trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 13 hours...a feat that normally takes 4 days walking.   Berlin, who is 45,...
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Peru opening up another Inca city

PHeymont ·
Peru's plan to open visitor access to more Inca cities may relieve Machu Picchu, or it may have unintended consequences.
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12 Exciting Festivals around the World Worth Experiencing

Swara Segal ·
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 19, 2013: Machu Picchu, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 Machu Picchu is a well known Inca ruin situated on top of a steep granite peak in the Peruvian Andes (2430 m above sea level).  Despite the altitude, its location near the equator provides a warm climate and the hills on which it rests are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 11, 2013: "Stone of Twelve Angles", Cuzco, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Inca people of South America's Andes mountains were remarkable engineers.  Unlike Europeans, who used mortar to bond together large walls of brick or rock, Incas carefully shaped and chiseled stones so that they fit together perfectly!...
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Plaza de Armas: Santiago's Historic Heart

PHeymont ·
The Plaza de Armas in Santiago, Chile, has been the heart of the city for nearly 500 years, and today is a popular place for many kinds of activities.
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Mar. 18, 2017: Inca Lagoon, Portillo, Chile

PHeymont ·
A day trip, and a world away from low-lying Santiago, the Andes are among the world's most spectacular peaks.
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Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L cruised in to Lima, Peru and spent some time visiting some of the local markets.
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Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got to visit 1000-year-old temples on a cruise stop in Trujillo, Peru
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A hidden history emerges in Tajikistan

PHeymont ·
A major new dig in a remote area between Tajikistan and Afghanistan reveals over 4,000 years of history.
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Machu Picchu airport plan stirs anger

PHeymont ·
Land clearance has started, and bids are out to build a major airport in an area archaeologists and others say is too fragile and important to risk.
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Spend Your Summer Vacation in South America

Anil Verma ·
The massive continent of South America is so rich with culture and ripe with breathtaking scenery that it’s considered the Holy Grail for travelers. South America is a destination that caters in any kind of traveler; whether you want to trek the many backpacking trails, have a fun-filled wilderness experience, or go on one of the many outdoor adventures. Spending your summer vacation in South America, during the southern hemisphere’s winter, is a favorable option because it will allow you...
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June 10, 2019: Potato Planting, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia encounters traditional farming techniques being used in planting potatoes in Peru's Sacred Valley
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August 13, 2019: Guardian of the Cathedral, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia continues her hike through the Peruvian Andes and comes across a picturesque small town church that has an uncommon system of pest control.
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Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PHeymont ·
When the Eiffel Tower was built, as the centerpiece of Paris’ 1889 Universal Exposition, not everyone loved it. The writer Guy de Maupassant mocked it as a "high and skinny pyramid of iron ladders," and novelist Leon Bloy called it a "truly...
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Google takes a 'Street View' of Machu Picchu

PHeymont ·
Google's roving cameras take Street View to Machu Picchu—where there are no streets!
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Re: June 10, 2019: Potato Planting, Peru

Marilyn Jones ·
Travel is such an education. So many people struggle at their daily tasks. We should all be thankful for our "easy" lives in comparison.
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Three Brothers and Inca Lagoon

PHeymont ·
Three Brothers and Inca Lagoon
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July 15, 2020: Wiñay Wayna, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia's group makes a stop at Wiñay Wayna, an Inca ruin in the Urubamba Valley not far from Machu Picchu
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