Tourists stranded amid Peru unrest leave Machu Picchu area
22 December 2022 | 12:40 pm
Caught up in the unrest that gripped Peru following the ouster of President Pedro Castillo, tourists visiting the Machu Picchu ruins have finally been able to leave the area. Stranded for days, they were relieved when rail links were partially restored. But it was not an easy trip.
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