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The Mysterious Machu Picchu: An Incan Citadel in Peru

By Eryn on Earth, a Native of Hong Kong Who Is Currently Traveling the World. Fifty-Five Countries and Counting. Machu Picchu is one of the most well-known icons of the Incan Empire and holds a few examples of the intelligence of the Inca culture. It was built in a traditional Inca style, with large pieces of polished stone that fit together like puzzle pieces. Neither cement nor glue was used to hold the grand structures together, and as we wandered...

Cusco, Peru: A Vibrant City in the Clouds

by Retta Karpinski When you fly into Cusco, Peru, you want to look out the window. Cusco is nestled in between breathtaking Andean peaks. There are buildings climbing down valleys and sloping up the mountain sides. It’s a unique and beautiful town (and on the smaller side). Cusco has one main town square surrounded by homes, churches, and cool, rustic alleys paved with stones. In the middle of town, there is a fun market where you can get everything from...