hello! i have loads and loads of photos to share from our day at machu picchu! i made a little divide so this post would load faster for you all since there are so many photos. click the yellow button to open the rest!
machu picchu truly took my breath away. literally, because that hike up is steep and the altitude made me feel more out of shape than ever, but also because it’s beyond words. such a gorgeous place that almost made me cry when i first looked out at the view. we woke up at 3:30 in the morning to catch a taxi to take us to a train to then take us to a bus, so it was quite an ordeal to get there. the kids were troopers and besides me forgetting to put bug spray on my ankles (the itch! it’s so bad, my ankles are so swollen) we had a great time. my dad was able to come with us and experience machu picchu for a few hours before leaving on his own to catch his flight back home. we stayed most of the morning exploring the ruins and eating some food up there. the photos below don’t do it justice. but they are there anyway….
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taking the train to the little town….
seriously, what a place!
eleanor and samson sharing lunch at the top!
conrad walked all over machu picchu! he loved exploring more than anyone i think!
group photo with my dad before he had to take off to catch his flight!
you can read more about the history of machu picchu here if you’d like. our tour guide was amazing but i didn’t really take away as much as i would have liked from our tour since i was preoccupied with the kids, so reading that site afterwards was helpful.