A legal tug-of-war is brewing over the little known ancient Peruvian citadel of Choquequirao — often referred to as Machu Picchu’s sister city.
So why is Cusco’s main daily newspaper freaking out?
The plans to build a cable car to Machu Picchu’s sister city, Choquequirao got some long-overdue attention with an article last week by Carla Salazar and Frank Bajak at The Associated Press.
For travelers to Peru, 2011 was arguably the year of Machu Picchu. We saw an internationally acclaimed, giant celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s “discovery” of the iconic Inca ruins. And we witnessed the historic, and long overdue, return of thousands of artifacts that Bingham took to America on loan.