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World Travel Watch: Crime in Bali, Burj Dubai and Machu Picchu Re-Open, and More

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Machu Picchu to Reopen April 1

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The Peruvian Times is reporting that the iconic site will once again be open to tourists April 1—the first time since last month’s devastating floods. The story also hints at a new approach for Peruvian tourism going forward. Said the president of the Cusco region: “This disaster should give us an opportunity to redesign the tourism activity, we can’t focus everything on Machu Picchu.” (Via @laurably)


Repairs Begin at Machu Picchu

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With the last of the stranded tourists freshly evacuated from the flooded area around Machu Picchu, the question now is: When will the World Heritage site re-open to visitors? The AP reports that the damaged rail lines connecting the site to the outside world could take at least eight weeks to repair—in the meantime, many locals laid off from shuttered hotels and restaurants are headed to nearby Cuzco in search of work. The Sacramento Bee has a dramatic photo essay of the flooding, landslides and subsequent evacuations.


Five Photos: Machu Picchu, Peru

Five Photos: Machu Picchu, Peru iStockPhoto

The fabled Inca site, from its dry stone walls and morning mist to its lofty crags

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Photo You Must See: Flooding Near Machu Picchu, Peru

Photo You Must See: Flooding Near Machu Picchu, Peru REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

A damaged road to Machu Picchu is partially submerged in the Vilcanota River in Cuzco this week.

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