Pilgrims' progress along Ireland's ancient trails

Tony Bailie
Tony Bailie
People with different mindsets will use different words to describe the experience of turning a bend and seeing the ruins of Machu Picchu spread out before them. Set on a plateau on a mountain top in the Peruvian Andes, the `lost city' is testament to man's ability to make his mark on the most inaccessible parts of the world. The slopes on all sides plunge away at impossibly steep angles into the lush green jungle below only to rise again into other mountains and hills that surround Machu Picchu. The ruined Incan site and the trek that many undertake to get there inspire awe in almost ever[...]

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