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

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LSD, weed whackers and symphonies at Machu Picchu. Four experienced Peru travelers wrote to LivinginPeru.com 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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By LivinginPeru.com
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.

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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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Susan Sarandon and local children (Photo: El País)

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Every day, thousands of people pass through Machu Picchu’s gates. Mixed into these crowds have been numerous famous actors, athletes, thinkers and leaders. Here are some of our favorite Machu Picchu celebrity photos.

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Machu Picchu is shrouded with early morning mist. See slide show: Machu Picchu.

By Carsten Korch

Last year my aunt from South Africa turned 80 years old and when I asked her what she wished for her birthday, she said she’d like to see my children. I told her "your wish is granted": Come to Peru.

Six month ago, she sent me an email saying that she had made reservations with KLM and was preparing herself and my uncle, 90 years old, for a trip of their lifetime.

All I had to do was to make sure they’d never forget their trip to Peru, and so I did.

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