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After living in Brazil for two years, I stopped in Peru on my way home. Along with two friends, I explored the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu for most of one day. At the hotel, we requested a pre-dawn wake-up call so we could experience the sun rising over the Andes Mountains.
This is one of the photographs I took that day.
If I had to choose a favorite place on earth, this would be it.
For more information, please read my post "Tether the Sun" about my visit to Machu Picchu on this blog or the same story at my other blog A Little "Peace" of Brazil about my experiences in the Peace Corps in northeastern Brazil.