Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo: Temple-Citadel Of The Incas

Horror: That was the immediate reaction of the Spanish upon seeing Ollantaytambo. Given their situation, you can hardly blame them. At some 200 feet high, and made up of coursed ashlar stones weighing 50 tons or more, the massive walls and terraced parapets of this Inca stronghold would well have struck fear into the hearts […]

Read More

Peru’s Other Lost Cities

The sun beat down on my head and baked the adobe that spread around me for 10 miles.  I was exploring Chan Chan the world’s largest adobe structure, and I was unprepared for the blinding light and blistering heat. Around the next corner I found blessed relief; shade trees and a pool of water, fed […]

Read More