Machu Picchu is one of Kim and my favorite sites that we’ve visited (from just about anywhere in the world that we’ve been). There is something magical about the place, from the train ride there to the bus ride up the switch back road, until finally setting sight on Machu Picchu itself. If you haven’t been there, it should be at the top of your list of places to visit! Some day I hope to revisit Machu Picchu with Lucas.
According to CNN, incidents of naked tourism are on the rise and Peruvian official aren’t happy about it.
A bunch of recent naked incidents have recently taken place:
- March 14- Four Americans were detained for stripping down for photos at Machu Picchu
- In other separate & recent incidents 2 Canadians and 2 Australians were also detained for taking nude photos.
CNN says that these recent naked photo-shoots follow an incident from 2013 where a naked couple were recorded streaking across Machu Picchu’s grass field and bounding down a stone staircase like a pair of adolescent antelopes.
Park rules listed on the back of the entry ticket warn visitors about being nude in public. Guards at Machu Picchu and other historic sites in the Cusco region plan to keep better watch and crack down on naked tourism.
What are your thoughts related to these naked escapades? I for one don’t need to see some sloppy, naked people running by and ruining my photos while I try to enjoy historical sites! (Although the photos would probably make for a hilarious post!)
Find out more about naked tourists at Machu Picchu in the CNN article HERE.