To Go Or Not To Go, That Is The Question!

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So it is Sunday, and what a day it is.

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After a week of very heavy rainstorms, we were greeted this morning by sunshine and blue skies once again….so the world is our lobster once more.

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I don’t know what is in store for us for the rest of this promising day, apart from a possible descent into the by-now familiar black skies and gushing water filled roadsides, but hopefully it will be something suitably summery. .

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Perhaps that will merely translate into us, guzzling long cool glasses of minty Pimm’s, while staring through rain-streaked windows at frantically dashing wet people.

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It does not matter really, because we all enjoy our Sundays for many many different reasons.

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Some people will be spending their day, sunny or not, perusing various possible holiday destinations around the globe.

Exotic seems to be the name of the game now, instead of a couple of weeks in Margate with a bucket and spade.

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Perhaps it would be best to go for the really different type of place, which is a really really long way away.

Somewhere like Machu Picchu for instance!

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Macchu Picchu is a rare place, officially re-discovered on July 15th 1911, by American explorer Hiram Bingham.

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These are some of his pictures, published in the National Geographic Magazine in April 1913.
Top-tip….switch off the sound first!
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It is a breathtaking creation from the 15th century, formed from stones which are covered with carvings.

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It was awarded UNESCO status as a World Heritage Site ….. an official Wonder Of The World …. in 2007.
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Seven Wonders of the World.
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There are now celebrations underway to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s discovery.

A number of special guests, approximately about 700, were invited to attend a light show at the attraction, which is situated high in the Andean Mountains, at about 2,350′ above sea level.

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There was an awesome light show, with accompanying classical music by Dvorak, played by an orchestra.
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There are also many other celebrations, such as traditional dancing etc., which are also taking place in various venues.

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Wow, so pretty.

I wish I had been able to see it in person!

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Michael Palin at Machu Picchu.
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Machu Pitchu.
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Shall you go for a trip there then!
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