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Whether you’ve arrived into Milford Sound under your own steam via the Milford Track, or ridden the exciting 950m (3100ft) final descent from the Homer Tunnel to sea level by bus, we’re sure you’ll agree it is a magical place. The scale of the granite mountain faces, the flooded glacial […]

What to expect from your Milford Sound Cruise


Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. 4:48 a.m. I woke this morning to a pattern of lights slowly gliding across my bedroom ceiling. A pale, yellow apparition in the shape of my window that twisted in upon itself before fading completely. Seconds later, another. Then … a third. For a […]

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History of Machu Picchu Archaeological evidence uncovered around the site suggests that the area was first used for agricultural purposes back in 760 B.C.   The war of Vilcambamba Pachacutec in 1440 established the first settlement at the site. It was called the Tahuantinsuyo Empire which was later followed by the formation of the government […]

History of Machu Picchu


Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture.  Of all the Peru landmarks, Machu Picchu (which in the Quechua native language, means “Old Peak” or “Old Mountain.”) is the one categorised as both one of the […]

Facts About Machu Picchu To Outsmart Your Tour Guide


Machu Picchu, Peru Although it’s one of the most well-known archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu still holds plenty of secrets and is on our shortlist of must-see destinations on any Peru trip. Paul Walrath enjoying Machu Picchu – on the ‘Jaguar‘ trip Machu Picchu is an enigma, some […]

Machu Picchu



1. Longitude and Latitude Machu Picchu Machu Picchu’s geographical position is 13.1631° S, 72.5450° W. It’s located 74.7 kilometres (46.4 miles) from Cusco. See How To Get To Machu Picchu   2. Size of Machu Picchu The Machu Picchu Inca Ruins cover an area of one square mile. The area of […]

10 Quick Facts about Machu Picchu


Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. With razor-thin profit margins, hotels are getting downright sneaky with their tactics to fill rooms. In an effort to avoid being sued, I won’t call them outright “scams” or “bait and switch” tactics. No, these fall into more of a gray area. Enough plausible […]

5 Sleaziest Tricks Hotels Are Using to Screw You Over


There are quite a lot of interesting destinations that you might want to take a trip to in the European Continent, but Spain is without a doubt one of the most desirable. Boasting exotic beaches as well as traditional historical monuments and overall appeal, the country, and its cities have […]

A Few Reasons to Travel to Spain



Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. We watched mesmerized and shivering, just off the side of an empty two-lane road as three moose grazed lazily alongside a herd a hundred or so bison. Lateral ribbons of grey hovered above us, extending fingerlike and sparsely woven toward the horizon. The wind […]

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