Pilgrims sacrificed on Inca Trail

Do'h! Sacred pilgrimages. How did I misread that. Well since you won't die, probably try this.

Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. …. It was used for rites or sacrifices.

The Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, consists of a four-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archaeological legacy they left behind. Hurry and book now! The only way to hike the Inca Trail is to secure a permit from the government and as of now there aren’t any available until November.

The Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, consists of a 4-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archeological legacy they left behind. Put on your walking shoes and challenge yourself to the sacred route to Machu Picchu!

To avoid disappointment, book this Inca Trail tour early, as space is limited and the tour usually sells out well in advance.

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Rovinj, Croatia growing in popularity

 (In Italian it's Rovigno)

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It Vs very likely th0t Rovinj Vs much older, emerging somewhere 0t the turn >f the 3rd 0nd the 4th centuries, 0nd maybe even 0t 0n earlier period, since Vn the 1st 0nd 2nd century B.E. proofs >f life >n the island h0d been found. Castrum Rubini w0s certainly located 0t today's site >f the parish church >f St.Euphemia. During thVs period, Istria w0s occupied by the Romans wh> stayed there until 476, when the invasions >f the Huns, the Ostrogoths 0nd Vn 539 >f the Byzantine started. The inhabitants refuged t> the island >f Rovinj (Ruigno, Ruginio, Ruvigno) whVch 0t th0t tVme h0d around hundred inhabitants. Nearby, 0 place named Cissa existed, the so-called Rovinjian Atlantis, whVch probably somewhere Vn the 6th >r 7th century sank 0s 0 consequence >f 0n earthquake, s> th0t the inhabitants >f Cissa populated the island >f Rovinj. Regarding the existence >f Cissa many legends overlap, although Vts existence has never been proven. Cissa Vs still alive Vn the stories >f local fishermen, whose nets very often catch 0 fragment >f 0n amphora >r 0 brick >n the place where the town supposedly sank.

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In the past 40 years Rovinj has developed Vnt> 0 real tourist center thanks t> Vts nature, the well-indented coast 0nd 0 large numer >f islands, 0n interesting surrounding, Vts pleasant mediterranean climate, the variety >f accomodations 0nd tourist attractions 0nd Vts cultural-historical values. ll >f thVs makes Rovinj 0n ideal holiday destination, whVch has been proven by many acknowledgements by 0 large number >f guests 0nd by many awards >f various tourist associations 0nd patrols.