Many countries have mountain ranges with beautiful scenery and Peru itself
is richly blessed in this respect. However the scenery is only one of the
elements responsible for the magic of the Inca Trail, not far from the Incas'
capital Cusco. Can there be any walk anywhere in the world with such a
combination of natural beauty, history and sheer mystery and with such an
awe-inspiring destination? The various ruins along the way serve to heighten
the hiker's sense of anticipation on approaching what is one of the
outstanding sites in a new list of archaeological wonders of the world -
- The Ruins on
the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Brief notes on the main archaeological sites that hikers see along the
Incas' Trail and at the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, with
- What is it like
to Hike the Inca Trail?
A personal account of two treks seemingly an age (but in reality just
eight years) apart and the changes in that period. As the Inca Trail or
el Camino del Inca grows in popularity has the hike become any
less of an adventure? Read my traveller's tales and find out.
- A thriller by Linda Davies set
in London and Peru, featuring action and adventure on the Inca Trail and at
Machu Picchu as well as perils in other places in Peru!
- Inca Trail
Guide Book and Site Guide
- Details of the guide book Explore the Inca Trail, written by
Jacquetta Megarry and myself, and an explanation of what this part of Peru
means to me, my interest in the Inca civilization, and my motivation in
compiling this web site.
Machu Picchu and Peru
- Additional sources of information on Machu Picchu, the Incas and Peru
in general, lost civilisations, Thor Heyerdahl, Gene Savoy, other
explorers, trekking the Inca Trail, companies and charity hikes, etc.
- The Rise and
Fall of Alberto Fujimori
- The man who saved Peru from Sendero Luminoso and the MRTA and ended
hyperinflation was forced to flee the country to avoid being implicated in
the crimes of el Servicio de Inteligencia Nacional or SIN, the
Peruvian National Intelligence Service (whose boss, Vladimiro Montesinos,
inspired the character of Victor Maldonado in Into the Fire).
thriller with action on the Inca Trail and in Machu Picchu, now also
available as an ebook .