Boasting two world surfing champions — Felipe Pomar in 1965 and Sofía Mulánovich in 2003 — it’s no secret that Peru is a surfing haven. But the history of surfing in Peru dates back much, much farther than 1965, and it may even be the birthplace of the sport.
The sisters, in their late 50s, perhaps early 60s, stand in line to enter Machu Picchu. Once inside the ruins, they make their emotionally charged claim that they’re the rightful owners of the iconic Inca citadel.
The ancient Inca emblem known as the “Sun of Suns” looms large on the principal avenues and government buildings throughout Cusco.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the election of Machu Picchu among six other world monuments the “Seven New Wonders of the Modern World.”