Machu Picchu Essay

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David Composition 1 Inca Empire My name is David, and I would like to tell you about one of the most amazing trips I was given the opportunity to experience. Not only because of the magnificent landmarks, but also because it has great history behind it, and it shows the roots of one of the most powerful empires the Incan Empire. December 18, 2010 was the beginning of a very exciting journey back to history. History I always learned and read about, only this time I would try to live and learn by visiting all these beautiful sites and landmarks the Peruvian history taught to me when I was in school. I arrived in Peru on the 19th after a long nine hour flight. I had family waiting to take me to the bus station to travel another ten hours by bus to the city in which I was born (Trujillo, Peru). After two days of hanging out with my cousins, aunts and uncles, the journey began. My Brother, two friends and I, traveled to Cajamarca. This is where Peruvian history describes as the place where the Incan Empire came to an end. The Spanish captured Atahualpa and murdered Huascar, both brothers and rulers of the Inca Empire at that time; its location is approximately 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea level. Not many people know this, but at that altitude the air gets thinner and for some people is harder to breath, especially if their lungs are not use to it. This being my case, the locals gave me coca tea which helped me stabilize my body and allowed me to continue with my journey. After dinner and walking around the colonial park of the city, the night was closing in and we had to find a hotel to spend the night. We were able to persuade the clerk of a very nice hotel to give us the rooms for a much cheaper price than what tourists usually pay. The next day, we traveled to the famous “Los Baños del Inca” or hot spring waters (spring that is produce by the emergence of

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