Machu Picchu Local Customs

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  • 1. Llamas

    Perhaps Machu Picchu was abandoned by humans nearly 500 years ago, but that doesn't mean wildlife went away with them! The site is home to a few llamas, some of which are known for their notorious...

  • 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...

  • 3. Porter farewell ceremony

    Throughout the hike, our team of porters worked incredibly hard to make sure we'd enjoy our trek. Even though they always left after we did since they had to...

  • 4. 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...

  • 5. 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...

  • 6. 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...

  • 7. 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...

  • 8. 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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