I’m a big proponent of slower travel, and one thing I love to do is to experience the different moods of a particular place that really captivates me.
Case in point: I’ve made a couple of different visits to Machu Picchu, which for all its hype, really is a special and magical place. I enjoyed a sunny day there where the ancient city shone in all its brilliance and I had to duck behind old stone walls to grab some shade from the intense Andean sun.
But on another morning, I returned to find Machu Pichhu shrouded in a heavy blanket of fog. This changed the mood completely to a more quiet and mysterious feeling. As I wandered the old stone walkways I imagined I could encounter an Incan resident around any corner.
If time allows (and if I’m the master of my itinerary, time will always allow) I love to give an extra day or two to iconic place like this. A new day, a new view – can open up a more intimate look at places that some people file through in two hours en route to the next destination.
I’m sharing these two views of Machu Picchu today as part of Delicious Baby‘s Photo Friday.