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Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Machu Picchu- The Legend We Missed- Life on the Road Decisions, Peru

Machu Picchu- The Legend We Missed- Life on the Road Decisions, Peru

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Machu Picchu is one of those legendary fairy tales you can’t miss. You walk up that mountain, passed the clouds and walk into a world long gone, yet so much alive in spirit. We had heard of Machu Picchu and listened to countless travelers speak of it’s magic and how they remain in awe of it’s very aura. While the kids and I stayed in Lima, Peru in Nomade Backpacker’s Hostel we sighed, and yes, we missed it. Let me show you something so cool about this living history lesson and tell you why we just missed out on it.

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Stairs Go Up and Down

Yeah, you knew that. And so do opportunities, and life, and relationships, and our money, and our moods. So, Machu Picchu will have to wait for us. We can’t have it all. We can’t. We can literally travel for the next eighty years and we just won’t see it all, do it all. Now that we are living in the Philippines (and loving life here to no end), the kids and I have figured out that if you were to explore one Filipino island a day, it would take you over 20 years to see them all!

And so, stairs! Machu Picchu is unreal, as was our visit to Chan Chan, the world’s largest adobe village, also in Peru. We loved Peru, surfing and camping in Huanchaco, exploring her beauty and history, and living in the capital Lima, for two and a half months. And Machu Picchu, well, stairs! Really. Ups and downs, places you go and places you didn’t get to, and always more to see.

It’s definitely on our bucket list the next time we’re there. Definitely.

Check out one super cool video we found about Peru and which talks about the great travels in Peru.  If you missed the first video on our blog see the post The Best Video About Peru.


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Picture credits: opening photostairs photo.

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  1. Funny you mention this Gabi. Machu Picchu is what inspired us in the beginning. We were frustrated with working too much and wanted longer than a one week vacation. We wanted to spend at least 3 weeks exploring Peru with Machu Picchu top on the list. We planned and saved vacation time so we could take a the holiday over the Christmas breake. We used a week from one year and week from the upcoming year and our companies closed down for 1 week. That was the plan as of Spring 2010..then a few months later the light bulb went off. We decided to live abroad instead and saved like mad for our open ended vacation/life. So Machu Picchu is still top on our list and what a great video. We to want to see it all.

    • i love how life takes us to where we need to be. you being inspired and moving in that direction and then, then, well all sorts of other things happened. life is so sweet that way. your life in spain inspires me deeply, and i believe will be charting our next steps after the next few, based on it. thank you dear friend.

      • I just love your replies Gabi! Follow your heart and soul.

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