Information / Sources, Machu Picchu
You probably have read this again and again in the Peru travel guides, but it's true --- Burping publicly is considered very offensive, disrespectful and rude when in Peru.
Here in USA, one of my colleagues burped and our Peruvian friend was quite annoyed.
I don't know the history behind this and I am not sure which is worse for them - burping or passing gas. But just to be on the safe side, try to avoid doing both in public areas. With that said, thank you!
no credit cards accepted, so prepared lot of cash for:
- TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHU PICHU (70DOLAR)
- HOSTEL IN AGUAS CALIENTES (10 dolar)
- BUS TO MACHU PICHU TOP (12 dolar), or walk 90 minutes
- ENTRANCE FEE FOR FOREIGNER (70sol OR 35 like me, with student card)
- GUIDE INSIDE (20 soles)
- TOILET (3 SOLES)
- FOOD (just bring)
- TAXI, from ollantaitambo to cuzco (5 sol)
if you avoid travel agencies, ....anyway, you pay a lot!!.
i got crazy to get Machu Picchu
This garden plant came from southern Brazil / northern Argentine, but naturalized in many regions in the world. It is related to the capers, but this former family is today considered to be part of the Brassicaceae
machupicchu city official web:very comprehensive...laws,touristic and historical infos,interesting news,all about hiram bingham from the discovery to the famous first class train (about trains,see also my aguas calientes-machupicchu page!)
The funny thing here is our new friends from the Inca Trail, Chris & Lisa from San Francisco, had told us about these great kebabs they had eaten in Cusco. They said they were tasty and really cheap. I asked them if they were the beef heart ones and they said, "no way," in disgust. I found some of their kebabs in Aguas Caliente as we waited for our train back to Cusco. They were cheap and very tasty as they had reported. Later, I found these same kebabs in La Paz but this time there was a sign advertising "articuchos," or baby beef heart shish kebab. They had been eating them all along....lol.
A Bromeliad growing on an Inca wall all over Machu Picchu..
The shape looks like a crown, these brings you to the story of Inca Empayer at Machu Picchu.