Adventure to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is at the top of most people’s travel bucket-list. Wisely so, because it is, simply put, spectacular. It is widely thought to have been built in the fifteenth century, abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century and not made known…

Machu Picchu Ruins

Ancient Destinations - Peru's Machu Picchu Ruins

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Peru’s Mysterious Markawasi Rock Carvings

These words (from John Michell, Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist, 2005) resonated in my mind as I explored the Markawasi Plateau. I had come to this small plateau (about 2 miles long by a little over half a mile wide) in the Andes, towering above the town of San Pedro de Casta (50 miles northeast of Lima), at an elevation of over 12,000 feet above sea level…

Human Head at Markawasi
Ancient Destinations - Marcahuasi

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