Jul 162013
 
South America: Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

This is sort of a long post (sorry!) so feel free to just scroll through the pics if you’d like. :) The bus from Lake Titicaca brought us back to Cusco and straight to the Cusco bus station so we could make our second attempt at going to Aguas Calientes, and we finally made it to the train! The PeruRail cars for the Vistadome train are incredible and put Amtrak to shame (to be fair, I think we got upgraded because we had to change our itinerary). There are huge windows on both of the walls and even the ceiling so it almost seems like the train doesn’t have walls and you can see everything around you. The beginning of the train ride was pretty normal and then all of a sudden the scenery turns into beautiful exotic plants and lush greenery that completely engulfs even the tiniest area of [Continue Reading…]

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