Peru’s minister of foreign commerce and tourism said Tuesday that the government is working on multiple fronts to re-open access to Machu Picchu within two months after flooding and landslides knocked out rail service to the country’s most popular tourist destination.
President Alan Garcia pledged the Peruvian government’s full support Friday to re-establish train service to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, after four days of torrential rain sparked massive flooding in the Sacred Valley and washed away sections of railroad track leading to Peru’s top tourist destination.
As you probably are aware, extreme weather this week has hit Peru very hard in the Cusco region, where torrential rain has caused widespread flooding, devastating several communities in the Sacred Valley and leaving travelers stranded at Machu Picchu.
Plans are afoot to illuminate nine of Lima’s under-appreciated pre-Inca archaeological sites for tourists by the end of 2010, Peru’s minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (Mincetur) announced Wednesday.
We turned 15 today!
For those who don’t know, in Latin American culture, a girl’s fifteenth birthday marks a coming of age.