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Old 28-05-2019, 10:48 AM
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I was supposed to go to Peru about 15 years ago but couldn't get time off work and really regret it
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Old 28-05-2019, 09:13 PM
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I could write a small novel on my Inca Trail experience. it was magical - totally exceeded my expectations... I will never forget it.. one min we were walking towards what looked like clouds.. but as dawn proceeded, snippets of the citadel started to become visible (as the clouds parted); it actually looked like it was appearing out of the sky (heavens)..


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Old 28-05-2019, 09:14 PM
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it takes my breath away - even now
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Old 28-05-2019, 09:34 PM
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it takes my breath away - even now

That's an amazing photo 👍

We still don't really know what happened to Maccu Pichu do we? Like why it was abandoned etc?

I know when I was growing up the mystery was always there that there might be another few "lost" cities and civilisations, but in the age of Google Maps etc those days are long gone.
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Old 29-05-2019, 06:25 AM
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That's an amazing photo 👍

We still don't really know what happened to Maccu Pichu do we? Like why it was abandoned etc?

I know when I was growing up the mystery was always there that there might be another few "lost" cities and civilisations, but in the age of Google Maps etc those days are long gone.
Macchu picchu wasnt a city but a ceremonial site.essentially a large monastery. It was reliant on the surrounding areas for support in terms of food, goods etc.

So when thec surrounding areas were pillaged by the spanish i guess that the site had to be abandoned and the i habitants retreat deeper into the jungle.



Lost sites etc are being discovered with the help of google maps etc but foliage penetrating lidar mounted on planes is the game changer here.
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Old 29-05-2019, 06:27 AM
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I could write a small novel on my Inca Trail experience. it was magical - totally exceeded my expectations... I will never forget it.. one min we were walking towards what looked like clouds.. but as dawn proceeded, snippets of the citadel started to become visible (as the clouds parted); it actually looked like it was appearing out of the sky (heavens)..


Trips like that stay with you for life and do change your outlook.

Id much rather that than freezibg cold, gasping for breath and being flaahed out waiting my turn in que to stand for a few minutes on top of everest.
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Old 29-05-2019, 06:35 AM
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it takes my breath away - even now
Ive always had a passion for central and south america.

Other historical sites i loved visiting are

Chechen itza mexico
Tulum. Mexico
Tikal. Guatemala
Sechin. Peru
Chan chan. Peru
Nazca. Peru
Peurto inca. Peru
Cusco. Peru
Tiwanku. Bolivia
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Old 29-05-2019, 12:14 PM
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Trips like that stay with you for life and do change your outlook.

Id much rather that than freezibg cold, gasping for breath and being flaahed out waiting my turn in que to stand for a few minutes on top of everest.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is something else.

Definitely one for the bucket list
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Old 29-05-2019, 12:15 PM
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Angkor Wat in Cambodia is something else.

Definitely one for the bucket list
Indeed...one for retirement.

I want to see the pryamids in egypt but i hear that you get loads of hassle from natives trying to sell you shit
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Old 29-05-2019, 01:35 PM
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Angkor Wat in Cambodia is something else.

Definitely one for the bucket list
I've been there last year. Place is over run by tourists now. They don't seem to try to control the numbers either. It's a free for all. Also saw Chinese tourists taking a piss up against a wall there and dropping rubbish on the ground.
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