Travel Photo du Jour! [Machu Picchu, Peru]

Cloudy Machu Picchu

It was a wet and cloudy day when I first laid eyes on the aerial view of grand Machu Picchu.  I had spent the previous hour scouring the grounds and running my fingers along the centuries old stones.  I let my imagination run wild and tried to picture life back in the 15th century when Machu Picchu was thriving and full of life.

I felt like I could have spent a lifetime walking through the labyrinth of stone walls and inspiring architecture.  It wasn’t until I reached the lookout that the clouds shyly parted, revealing the ancient city below.  It was a truly humbling moment and one that I will never forget.

Machu Picchu is one sight that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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4 Comments

  1. Cole @ Four Jandals
    March 22, 2012 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Not sure when we will get to tour South America but really hoping it will be in the next 2 years! This is most definitely on our bucket list 🙂

  2. Escape Hunter
    February 9, 2015 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Catching a nice sunny day with clear views is a rare opportunity. I think it’s best staying 2-3-4 nights at Aguas Calientes and grab the opportunity.

  3. Claudia
    July 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I never tire of seeing Machu Picchu 🙂

  4. nicolas
    March 15, 2016 at 5:45 am - Reply

    I have been there! Machu Picchu is incredible!!! my travel started in there, then i went to the south, to Chile, amazing country too! it has a beautiful landscapes!! i made my travel in Chile in a motorhome, if you want to do it, i can recommend you to rent a campervan or motorhome in AndesCampers, a very helpful company, they were very friendly with me and my family. So, i went to the south until Santiago de Chile and sorroundings, Peru and Chile, let me tell you, i just want to comeback!

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