Machu Picchu Local Customs

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  • 1. Llamas

    There are 16 llamas in Machu Picchu, with colorful pompoms on their ear tags—I think they serve as lawn mowers on the terraces. They limit the llamas to 16—if a baby is born, the oldest or sickest one...

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  • 2. Information / Sources

    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...

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  • 3. Andenes - Terraces

    El sector agrícola presenta una sucesión de andenes de diferente tipo y dimensión construidas en las laderas de las montañas, que alcanzan hasta los 4 metros de...

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  • 4. Buena energía/Good energy

    Para mucha gente Machu Picchu es un centro de energíaHay ciertas piedras que recomiendan tocar para absorber su energía como la que tiene forma de cuy o el...

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  • 5. Coca leaves

    Does drinking Matta de Coca tea and/or chewing Coca leaves really do help with altitude sickness? Well I can't have scientific data to show it works, but for...

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  • 6. Eat what the locals eat

    Food vendors of all kinds board the local trains at each stop. Don't be afraid to try these local delicacies. As long as they are cooked there shouldn't be a...

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  • 7. no roofs!!!!! just walls

    strangely enough there are no roofs in the area... just wall ! I wonder why no one invented the roof here.... looking at their roads I can easily understand why...

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