Machu Picchu Reopens

Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas,” is an ancient Incan site located near the city of Cuzco and one of the ”New Seven Wonders of the World.” For two months at the beginning of the year, the area was deluged by heavy rains, which caused mudslides and the overflow of the Urubamba River. Not only were the sacred ruins and railways affected, but also communities in Yucay, an area close to the ruins, had houses totally lost. Visitors were evacuated from the area in early February and Macchu Picchu was closed for almost two months. This month, the site reopened, with government officials and Susan Sarandon welcoming visitors back.

I am looking forward to visiting Machu Picchu with my family this summer and I’ll let you know how the area is recovering.


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