The Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo – The Real Peru

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The Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo were suggested to us by a guy we met in Arequipa.  We had never heard of Ollantaytambo (O-yahn-tay-tom-bow) and can barely say it at times.  However, after spending some time in Cusco we were ready to get out of the town of tourism, hawkers and inflated prices to a place […]

Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

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Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains, Spanish colonial architecture, and touristic megaplex founded in the 11oos.  The Plaza de Armas (yes every town in Peru has one) in […]