In October of 2004 my friend Jennifer and I set out on a wonderful adventure to Peru and Ecuador with Overseas Adventure Travelers. Following are several photos of the highlights of our time in Peru one of which was of course Machu Picchu.
|We boarded a shuttle in Agua Caliente and traversed this narrow, winding road up to the ruins.|
|The first afternoon we explored the amazing Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.|
|The Temple of the Sun is one of a very few circular Incan structures.|
|Jennifer stops to rest on some of the many steep, rough steps we climbed.|
|The Royal Tomb lies below the Temple of the Sun and has sculpted stairs that seemingly lead nowhete, symbolizing life's journey to a higher sprititual plane.|
|Left is the original entry door to the city. On the right is the scrificial altar where animals were sacrified during religious ceremonies. All religious ceremonies were performed out doors.|