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Study Abroad | July 23, 2018

Machu Picchu - Week 3

Amanda Goodman

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps the third week of the study abroad program in Peru.

Machu Picchu was astonishing! I could not believe that I actually got to see one of the seven wonders of the world!

We hiked Machu Picchu mountain, a hike that challenged us to climb 219 flights of stairs...it was definitely worth the time and effort!

During the tour, I learned that Incan medicine emphasizes holistic practices in which equilibrium of the mind, body, and soul is the most important aspect of health.

This explained why they relied on herbal remedies, Shaman healers, diet, and astronomy fortelling for health solutions.

Alana with Machu Picchu in the background

Alana & friend with Machu Picchu in the background. Photo courtesy of Alana Herman