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This hill, called Machu Picchu, or 'old peak', gives the site its name.

From the highlands of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon basin

After leaving the Hotel Monasterio, I climbed on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train that would take me from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. After leaving the station of Poroy, we descended to the plateau of Anta (Pampa de Anta), passing patchwork crops of quinoa, corn, potatoes, and beans …

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My view of Machu Picchu

The conquering of Machu Picchu, Peru

After Easter and four days at the office in Witbank, I departed for South America in search of the Lost City of the Incas. Now 100 years old, since its discovery by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu’s legends and myths live on …

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Paul Erskine | Machu Picchu in Peru

Wonders of the world

The ancient Greeks were the first to compile the list of the seven wonders of the world. Limited mostly to Greek sites, it’s no surprise that they hadn’t seen or heard of the Great Wall of China and many other wonders that might have made the list if the compilers had been more seasoned travellers. […]

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