Machu Picchu Without The Tourists

Machu Picchu without the tourist crowds? It’s possible!

In a mountain jungle high above the clouds, I can look down upon a sprawling puzzle of stone, combined  like an ancient God’s lego stash. Most pieces resemble the walls of houses or terraces with loose stones lying in the emerald green grass waiting to find their place in the rocky mosaic.

The only sound floating in the breeze is the fossicking of llamas keeping the lawns trim. There’s also the scurry of furry chinchillas enjoying an evening dust bath and my mate yelling from a ledge above, “This is fucking awesome! I can’t believe we have the whole place to ourselves!”

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