Tagged: Inca

Andean Explorations – 21: Machu Picchu

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The conqueror, looking at his conquest 🙂 Machu Picchu as viewed from Huyana Picchu looks like the Andean Condor. Q: Why did I go to Peru? A: To see Machu Picchu. History: Machu Picchu (माचू पीचू meaning “Old mountain”) was constructed […]

Andean Explorations – 20: The road to Machu Picchu

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Machu Picchu (माचू पीचू*) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400m above MSL. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu probably is the most familiar […]

Andean Explorations – 19: Moray and Salinas

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery “Middle of Nowhere”: You might have heard this phrase, but I have actually been there! I wanted to go to Moray and I asked my driver to let me off at the appropriate spot. He did. I got off the bus […]

Andean Explorations – 18: Sacred Valley

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco. The Valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River, or Vilcanota River […]

Andean Explorations – 17: Cusco the Inca capital

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Cusco (also spelled Cuzco, कुस्को) is the historic capital of the Inca Empire. At an altitude is around 3,300 m, many tourist companies start tours in Peru from Cusco because it provides a good preparation for Titicaca and Arequipa among other […]

Andean Explorations 14 – Amantani island

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery A welcome break from sleeping in hostels or buses, this night I spent in an authentic Quechuan village in a real home with indigenous people. The tourist company arranged to take us to Amantaní (अमंतानी) and Tequile (तकीले) (not Tequila!) islands […]

Andean Explorations – 11: Temple of Fertility

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Ever since some European backpackers told me in broken English that “We make pictures at Penis temple”, I was curious to check that place out. Inka Uyo ↑ It’s a rock, it’s a farm, it’s an erect penis! The Inka Uyo […]