November 29, 2015
Reasons to Visit:
I’ve been fascinated with the ancient tribes and cultures of Latin and South America. I’ve been fortunate to visit several ruin sites of the ancient Mayans, and the Incans of Peru have amazed me even more. Machu Picchu sits as a testament to the reign of these ancient people and what could be accomplished before modern technology. While much of Europe was in the Dark Ages, the Incas, Aztec and Mayans were constructing entire complexes dedicated to the leaders and deities.
Not to be missed, as it holds a weird part of my childhood video games, but the ancient Nazca Lines. Visible from the sky, these huge markings made into the ground have fascinated archaeologists on their original purpose and intention. Stories range from signals to ancient aliens, to offerings for the gods.
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