That was the climax of the trip, and after Machu Picchu we returned to Cusco and from their to Lima, ready for the journey back home. Returning to Gatwick and sitting on the cold, windy platform waiting for a train to take me through the pouring rain to Reading, it was difficult to believe it had ever happened. It was like being on another planet.

In this short summary I can't hope to have described even a tenth of the things I saw and experienced. The whole place, with its Inca and pre-Inca remains and amazing mountain scenery, is far too big to even begin to appreciate in just a two-week package tour. I intend to return, in 1985, with a backpack and hike around, spending at,least a month there. And think of all those llamas!!

It was certainly the best holiday I ever had, and two weeks in Peru are worth an eternity on the Costa Brava, believe me. I returned to England laden with llama gear and two litres of Inca Kola (which has since run out), the idea for my next game, a refreshed brain and a burning desire to return.

Jeff Minter - Lake Titicaca - Peru
Jeff on a reed boat - Lake Titicaca - Peru.

Huayna Picchu - Peru
View of Machu Picchu from the top of Huayna Picchu - Peru.

Machu Picchu - Peru
The Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu (with Alpacas) - Peru.

Sacsayhuaman - Peru
Sacsayhuaman - Peru.


Article reproduced from Computer & Video Games (C&VG) magazine March 1985 edition.
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