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Photographer based in South Florida specializing in Travel, Portraits, Event & Commercial Photography
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On Cloud Nine at Machu Picchu

Having spent the past 3 days trekking in the Sacred Valley, we were ready to visit the grand finale, Machu Picchu. We awoke at 4:30 am, quickly dressed and made our way to meet the group. At that early hour most of the world remains in the realm of REM sleep, but the streets of Aguas Calientes were humming and alive with people rushing to get to the buses for Machu Picchu. People eagerly climbed aboard the buses, and settled in for the 30-minute ride up the mountain. The line already snaked down the street a mile, so Fabio jumped in line and I ran to get coffee. Because even at Machu Picchu, first coffee.

 

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Trekking in the Sacred Valley

Fabio is the kind of guy who does not want much. Birthday and Christmas gifts are always a struggle, I never know what to buy him. One thing he did want was to visit Machu Picchu and if we could, get there on foot. After reading a number of traveler reviews and trip reports that said the Machu Picchu trail was crowded and the bathrooms nonexistent we opted to do the Lares Trek in the Sacred Valley as opposed to the Machu Picchu trek.  The plan was to hike in the Sacred Valley (near Machu Picchu) from Huaran to Lares where we would then be transported to Ollantaytambo, and take the train to Aguas Clientes, the base town for Machu Picchu.  

 

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Exploring Peru- Chinchero, Maras + Moray

Fabio and visited Peru in May of 2015. I kept notes, but never wrote about our trip and am just going through the loads of pictures I took while we were there. I know, I know, but it’s better late than never. We had an amazing time and I wanted to share our experience. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the story of our trip and maybe you’ll be inspired to visit the beautiful country yourself. 

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