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Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

By Gary Ziegler ✐ The first rays of morning sunlight illuminate the great stone altar, streaming through a square opening over my head. “Inti camac sumac,” chants the priest. Soaked in sweat, I fight the bindings holding me to the stone as the grinning, looming, scarlet-cloaked figure slowly brings down […]

The Inca Sacred Center of Machu Picchu – a Love Letter

The Inca Sacred Center of Machu Picchu – a Love Letter

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor*☄ The first time I laid eyes on Machu Picchu was 16 years ago, and even though I do not consider myself a particularly spiritual person, what I experienced in that moment was profound, and has stayed with me. It’s the same each […]