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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

{Travel}: The breathtaking Machu Picchu, Perú

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  Monday May 27, 2013

Here it is you guys, the main attraction of our trip to Perú: Machu Picchu!!! In order to get to Machu Picchu, we first took a bus from Cusco and then took a train. 

I know it sounds random, but I really enjoyed the train ride. There was something so magical about sipping coffee while admiring the beautiful mountains all around us. Nature is just amazing sometimes you know?

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The train left us off in a small town called Aguas Calientes which is right below Machu Picchu. Then we took a 30 minute bus ride up the mountain until we finally reached the ruins of Machu Picchu. 

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Guys, let me tell you, Machu Picchu was just breathtaking. I was just at awe when I saw it, I couldn't believe I was actually there.

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We had a tour guide walk us around all of the ruins explaining the different areas of the town and what they were used for. Even as time went by, I just couldn't believe I was actually in Machu Picchu seeing things I only saw in photos and movies. 

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Everywhere you looked, the view was just so beautiful. I felt like I had stepped straight into a postcard. It was such a dream come true to see something so beautiful.

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{Michael Kors dress: Saks (Scored it for only $10!)  ;  Boots: El Costo (Panama)  ;  Jacket: Forever21.com  ;  Bag: Borrowed from my mom}

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After enjoying Machu Picchu for a couple of hours, we took the bus back down to the small town of Aguas Calientes and spent the night at a charming little hotel. 

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It was such an amazing day!! I would definitely recommend Machu Picchu to whoever wants to see something truly magical and breathtaking.

Stay tuned for more photos of our trip to Perú! Next up are photos of the cute market in Aguas Calientes :)




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17 comments

  1. This place is amazing. Love these pics

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  2. Such amazing pictures! You are very lucky to see such beautiful ruins!

    I have heard too that people actually hike their way up there- that must be a trek. It's amazing how the Inca lived up there- it must of been kind of amazing to live there- haha.
    Love the dress you wore too! Such a great steal. :)

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  3. adore your outfit! :)

    kw ladies in navy

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  4. Wow....that definitely looks like a place that could take your breath away...so gorgeous! Amazing photos Marie :)

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. Such beautiful pictures, what a lovely place to visit! :)

    Really like your brown toned outfit too :)

    Away From Blue

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  6. Wow Marie, your pictures DO LOOK like spectacular postcards !!

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  7. Aurélie FORTUNEJune 6, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    waaa amazing, it will be a dream to see it!

    you are so lucky! Hope you have nice time

    Kiss

    Aurélie

    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  8. Machu Piccchu looks amazing!

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  9. Thanks Heidi!!! Yes indeed, there appears to be an "Inca Trail" where you can hike up. I think it takes 4 days and 3 nights to get there, or something like that. It definitely looks like an awesome place to live with such a breathtaking view!

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  10. Thank you Annie!! It was definitely one of the prettiest sights I've ever seen :)

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  11. Thank you Rosely! Hahaha funny you say that, most people WERE in jeans and a sweatshirt at Machu Picchu. In fact, everyone would stare at me like I was crazy for being in a dress, ahahha.

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  12. Thank you Aurélie!! It indeed felt like a dream come true to see something so beautiful. I hope you get to see it someday as well!

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  13. Thank you!!! It really was, I wish I could go back :)

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  14. Machu Picchu is amazing and I´m glad you had a great trip! Peru is a fabulous country! Here are some helpful tips that i found for helping anyone to get ready for your adventure!

    http://www.southamericatravelblog.com/travel-blog/2013/06/how-to-prepare-for-your-trip-to-perumentally-and-physically/

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  15. I've been fascinated with Machu Picchu since I did a report on it I think in 5th grade? My sister actually went backpacking in Peru last year and got to see it, but it's definitely on my bucket list! How fun that you got to take a trip with your older brother!

    perfectly priya

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