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Peter Frost, travel writer and photographer, at Machu Picchu.

LSD, weed whackers and symphonies at Machu Picchu. Four experienced Peru travelers wrote to with one of thie most interesting Machu Picchu memories. Contributing are writers and fervent travelers Rafo León, Peter Frost, Marisol Mosquera and Katy Shorthouse.

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Machu Picchu is one of the most photogenic spots in the world, so when we asked our readers for photos of themselves at the ruins, we expected some good shots. We were not disappointed. Check ’em out below.


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Hiram Bingham returned to Machu Picchu in 1949 for the Chrysler-sponsored Travelogue documentary series.

A few decades after the 1911 rediscovery of Machu Picchu, the Travelogue series visited the Inca citadel with the National Geographic explorer-turned U.S. senator Hiram Bingham.

"A railroad and highway have improved the situation for tourists," narrates the Belgian traveler Armand Denis, "but even today the last few miles are on foot or horseback over a steep climb."

Watch the video below. (Related video: 1937 Travelogue in Peru.)

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