Peruvian Spirit Quest: Machu Picchu & Beyond (A Breathtaking Pictorial)
Leaving Lima, Cusco- bound!
Machu Picchu Pueblo / Agua Caliente – City Street
This hotel is “to-die-for”!!
Machu Picchu night market – incredible fresh product from local farmers
Machu Picchu Pueblo / Agua Calientes River
Machu Picchu Mountain Climb – Hike to Ruins
Approaching the Incan Sun Gate on Machu Picchu
At the Sun Gate, a.k.a. the grand finale of the Inca Trail
Quintessential Machu Picchu View
Mount Huaynapicchu (Sister peak of Machupicchu) – about to climb that one too!
Crossing over from Machu Picchu to Huaynapicchu
Much of the way up Huaynapicchu was very narrow steps and stones like these, with steep sides and nothing to catch you on the way down…
And, sometimes you just have to trust an old rope to get you over a cliff 🙂
Machu Picchu Aerial View from Huaynapicchu #Humbling
The very top of Mount Huaynapicchu, not a soul in sight the whole way up!
Necessary selfie atop Mount Huaynapicchu.
View between Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu
Rivers running through Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu
Back to the Ruins for more sunshine..
Pretty little sweater on four legs 😉 #Alpaca
Caught PeruRail’s infamous Vistadome from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo and enjoyed breathtaking views along the way… #Grateful #Vistadome #Perurail
Riverside ruins in rural Peru.
Andean woman sells flowers near the Ollantaytambo train station
Andean Natives…. mobile flower shop 😉 Near Urumbamba and Ollantaytambo
Exploring sleepy little towns outside of Urumbamba
Something about this made me smile… was as if freedom was right on the other side 🙂
Peruvian countryside, between Ollantaytambo and Cusco (near Moray)
No clue where I really was, had not seen a sign for miles, but I <3 Peru!
Exploring Majestic Moray!
Me in the heart of the Moray ruins… again, hardly a soul in sight!
The Moray Watchtower! Incredible panoramic views of this sacred space
Moray, in all its glory… #IncanRuins
Desert Flowers in Moray
Peruvian Countryside, somewhere between Moray and Cusco
Adorable little house in rural Peru.
Salinas de Maras in the distance #LargerThanLife
Salt flats from a distance, Salineras de Maras
Little rustic chapel near Salineras de Maras
Ran into this little guy in a dark alley in the outskirts of Cusco… Guess I shouldn’t have worn that red hood 😉
I swear I’ve seen this symbol before somewhere… #JustDoItAgain
Corn and coca leaves, practically everywhere
Dear National Geographic, Call me 🙂
Panoramic view of Central Cusco, city square