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Another key highlight on our recent trip was Machu Picchu.

We decided way in advance that we'd hike to the site instead of taking the bus. Our hike was the 5 day Salkantay through the mountains - I'll post photos of that as the days go by.

I don't want to sound negative, but I was a little disappointed with Machu Picchu - not the ruins themselves, but at how touristy it has become. Its a money pit, with literally hundreds of buses arriving every minute, and the entrance to the ruins are like a long line-up for a Disney Theme Park ride. Kinda spoils the mood a bit.

Once you get past that though, its a beauty. On our day when we arrived we had rain, and more rain :(

On the plus side, the rain brought in clouds, which gave it a nice atmosphere I suppose. I took this wide angle shot in the hope that it would cover a large portion of the ruins, I hope you like it this HDR version.

Have a great day everyone
Cheers

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