Show Notes: Ep #96 Stretching Yourself at Machu Picchu
Learn more about Machu Picchu below and check out Milosh Kitchovitch’s video in 4k.
About the Episode
This is a special episode featuring Tricia’s Dad, Jeff Johnson, here to share his recent adventure hiking Machu Picchu. If Machu Picchu is on your bucket-list, this episode will help you prepare. And if it’s not, you’ll be sure to add it after hearing about this unique and spiritual place.
About Machu Picchu
From Wikipedia: Machu Picchu (Spanish pronunciation: is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.
Most archaeologists believe that it was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues.
Declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll. Image: By Martin St-Amant – CC BY-SA 3.0
Amazing Places on Our Planet
Milosh Kitchovitch captures our planets amazing places in stunning 4K video. He was a guest of KYD featured on Episode 71. Listen to that episode here and check more of his amazing videos.