Some Old Mountain fotitos al fin!
So once you climb to some 2400m and get to the entrance of the city itself you realise just how many tourists there are! A bunch of tour guides start approaching you forming groups of people to give tours, and it actually isn't that expensive, considering it last 2h. Now most of the info the tour woman gave us I just simply forgot haha
But do not despair my friends...couple of them stuck around!
So how is it that this wonder, being only 80km from Cusco (Inca Empire capital) survived and slipped unnoticed from the eyes of the Spaniards, which were on the lookout and so eager to destroy as much as possible? Well, nothing is sure, but they say that as soon as the residents heard of the Spaniards conquering the Cusco, they fled, and burned the bridges that led to it thus basically saving the thing from plunder and destruction (or, they all just died from diseases brought by Spaniards to other parts of the empire, who knooows); remember that this was back in th 16th century. The thing is not visible from down below, so that also helps a lot (remember the steep climb I talked about, ha? ). Picchu was officially discovered only 1911 by some american dude named Bingham. Officially, 'cussome Quechua farmers came back to live there and farm before he even set foot there.
And how did they get all this stone's up there to build all of this...well they didn't. The mountain top itself is full of innate rock, as you can see, from which they were cutting out pieces as they were building.. Be posting some more photos of Picchu on the go
Bella Butterfly's small but stylish wings carry her from flower to flower where she drinks nectar and collects pollen. Sometimes she might just land on your nose. 👑🦋🌈
Check our stylish Bella Butterfly necklace in our bio.
I love going to the beach and seeing how much the tides change...I’ve been to this same spot where you had to climb up to these rocks. I’ve been here when there were no rocks. I’ve been here when the waves were so big you were subject to a soaking if you didn’t time it right. It’s so interesting how tides change during the different moon cycles 🤓🌘🌑🌖 That and the soothing sounds of waves crashing keep me coming back time after time. Beach soul for sure !!
Welp, the 11 month journey has come to an end. Patagonia was definitely the highlight for me. We met so many amazing people on this trip, and look forward to seeing some of them again. Yo ML , let’s do this again sometime? In the meantime I’ll be stuffing my face with chick-fila, real pizza, chipotle, TN bbq, hot chicken, and some fantastic beer along side all of my Nashville people.