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Notes on the Geography of Peru: Ollantaytambo: Photo 3

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Either to conserve arable land or to organize Nature, the Inca confined miles of the Urubamba between stone walls, now mostly lost. Instead, the river is now bordered by a highway and this narrow-gauge railway ferrying visitors north to Machu Picchu. The track deadends just short of there, but you don't want a lecture on the fragmentary character of the Peruvian rail network. Pity, really.

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