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Peru opens Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist after almost 7-month wait

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9 ( +11 / -2 )

Well worth the wait, no doubt. And what a feeling it must have been, to be the only person (plus guide) to walk through the ruins. This is a nice story.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

What an unique experience, lucky Takayama san!

Glad to see Peru reopening it slowly and with measures in place!

4 ( +6 / -2 )

It is a huge lot of time to wait for, but at least he got a unique memory out of the trip.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Sorry to say, but I cannot think of a scarier country to be trapped in for 7 months. Peru so far has the worst death rate in the entire world at 1008 deaths per million.

I am shocked the tourist was not willing or able to get out of the place in 7 months. Unbelievable.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Let's hear more of these stories to get through this very trying 2020. The spectacular Machu Picchu is a place absolutely worth waiting for, but I hope some well-heeled Peruvians will also chip in to reward him for his patience and give him a send-off to remember.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Ah..that's the kind of story that needs to be told. He must have wished and wished and wished...and it came true

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Appropriate name, Mr High Mountain !

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I am glad for this person, for sure he enjoyed from early morning to late afternoon Machu Picchu, one of the most beautiful and magic place of the world!

I also hope Peruvian authorities used those 7 months to clean up the Machu Picchu from the stupid tourists writing their name on rock and so on....

3 ( +3 / -0 )

7 months stuck in a foreign country. The hotel bill alone is definitely is not something i want to see when i check out. Must be hard covering your expenses for that long.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Appropriate name, Mr High Mountain !

damn, I though I would be the first one to comment this.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The place must meant a lot to him.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Machu Picchu is an amazing place. A visit, especially being their for sunrise, is awesome. Glad he got to see it. Highly recommended. South America is full of special places and good people (with a few not-so-nice people like everywhere else).

He got to see and meet lots of Peruvian people, I hope. They are amazing, kind, and have a great culture. Just watch out for some of the rural food ideas. ;) I'm not a fan of eating pet rodents, but maybe that's just me.

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Hiro: 7 months stuck in a foreign country. The hotel bill alone is definitely is not something i want to see when i check out. Must be hard covering your expenses for that long.

Looked like he was camping and Peru costs aren't too much if you live like a local. There are lots and lots of backpacker hostels for cheap there. Found a hostel in Aguas Calientes for $10/night online, so I bet he could work a deal for cleaning and $5/night or less if staying long term.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Glad to see a simple act of kindness.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Cool.

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