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2014-06-17 08:59:33 AM  
I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.
 
2014-06-17 09:19:38 AM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


Gettysburg isn't really a landmark.  If you showed people a picture of it, most Americans would have no idea what they were looking at.   All of the others, most natives and many foreigners would know what it was.
 
2014-06-17 10:39:38 AM  
img.wonderhowto.com

Still not over it.
 
2014-06-17 11:07:50 AM  
Worst Pokemon ever.
 
2014-06-17 11:37:11 AM  
I got to visit M.P. a while ago.  It doesn't disappoint.
 
2014-06-17 11:39:04 AM  
Machu Picchu is pretty nice if you have a city with a mountain.
 
2014-06-17 11:39:25 AM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


I would call Gettysburg a must-see if you are a history buff like me. To look across the field where Pickett's men were slaughtered is quite sobering. I don't know that it would have the same effect on a person with average knowledge of the battle though.
 
2014-06-17 11:40:45 AM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


Have to say, I wasn't that impressed, it's only 500, or so, years old. My local pub is older than that. The Sun Gates at dawn, after the 3 day Inca Trail were a nice experience though..
 
2014-06-17 11:42:41 AM  
Macho Pikachu?

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2014-06-17 11:43:01 AM  
I intend to go there when I'm 55 to see the majesty of it, breathe some of that clean, thin air, and piss people off with nothing more than my relative oldness.
 
2014-06-17 11:43:50 AM  

Dinki: [img.wonderhowto.com image 592x282]

Still not over it.


But he couldn't handle it
 
2014-06-17 11:45:33 AM  

Wangiss: I intend to go there when I'm 55 to see the majesty of it, breathe some of that clean, thin air, and piss people off with nothing more than my relative oldness.


There are bus loads of retirees visiting the place at any time. I doubt anyone would bat an eyelid.
 
2014-06-17 11:47:25 AM  
It's a nice contrast between the US and the world. Ours are mostly about wars and dead people and everyone else has these majestic cultural buildings.
 
2014-06-17 11:49:13 AM  
Top landmark that is slowly being destroyed by the people coming to see it? Awesome!

Went to Gettysburg for a reenactment (I was one of the reenactors; they do one every five years, so ten or so years ago for me), and for Civil War buffs, it is very interesting. If you have a metal detector, you can still find all sorts of artifacts. You also have to be aware that Gettysburg is a battlefield and there are lots of remains that may be out there. A LOT of people from both sides died on that day, and every so often pieces of bone and the like do work their way to the surface.

CSB: I was walking around in full costume in downtown Gettysburg, and it is rather a surreal experience during the reenactments. People treat you differently; and even though I wasn't a paid spokesman, you are stopped and asked all sorts of questions and given lots of compliments. The women tend to ask if you're hot wearing all those clothes, and some get cheeky and try to lift your skirt to see what you have on! That particular day it was raining so I had my heavy wool cloak, cotton "civvies" (all seven layers!), and leather boots, and I was warmer than the people in fancy windbreakers.

The boots killed my feet, though.

/end CSB
//or CSS, cuz last time I checked I don't have testes.... although I've been told that I have bigger balls than a lot of people...
///slashies!
 
2014-06-17 11:54:27 AM  
Mmmm....

..img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 11:55:46 AM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


I was, there's not a Taco Bell to be found.
 
2014-06-17 11:59:37 AM  

Anastacya: Top landmark that is slowly being destroyed by the people coming to see it? Awesome!

Went to Gettysburg for a reenactment (I was one of the reenactors; they do one every five years, so ten or so years ago for me), and for Civil War buffs, it is very interesting. If you have a metal detector, you can still find all sorts of artifacts. You also have to be aware that Gettysburg is a battlefield and there are lots of remains that may be out there. A LOT of people from both sides died on that day, and every so often pieces of bone and the like do work their way to the surface.

CSB: I was walking around in full costume in downtown Gettysburg, and it is rather a surreal experience during the reenactments. People treat you differently; and even though I wasn't a paid spokesman, you are stopped and asked all sorts of questions and given lots of compliments. The women tend to ask if you're hot wearing all those clothes, and some get cheeky and try to lift your skirt to see what you have on! That particular day it was raining so I had my heavy wool cloak, cotton "civvies" (all seven layers!), and leather boots, and I was warmer than the people in fancy windbreakers.

The boots killed my feet, though.

/end CSB
//or CSS, cuz last time I checked I don't have testes.... although I've been told that I have bigger balls than a lot of people...
///slashies!


I think it's illegal to hunt for artifacts at Gettysburg (or other National Parks, Monuments or Historical Sites). You should probably refrain from doing so in the future.
 
2014-06-17 12:08:20 PM  

cgraves67: Anastacya: Top landmark that is slowly being destroyed by the people coming to see it? Awesome!

Went to Gettysburg for a reenactment (I was one of the reenactors; they do one every five years, so ten or so years ago for me), and for Civil War buffs, it is very interesting. If you have a metal detector, you can still find all sorts of artifacts. You also have to be aware that Gettysburg is a battlefield and there are lots of remains that may be out there. A LOT of people from both sides died on that day, and every so often pieces of bone and the like do work their way to the surface.

CSB: I was walking around in full costume in downtown Gettysburg, and it is rather a surreal experience during the reenactments. People treat you differently; and even though I wasn't a paid spokesman, you are stopped and asked all sorts of questions and given lots of compliments. The women tend to ask if you're hot wearing all those clothes, and some get cheeky and try to lift your skirt to see what you have on! That particular day it was raining so I had my heavy wool cloak, cotton "civvies" (all seven layers!), and leather boots, and I was warmer than the people in fancy windbreakers.

The boots killed my feet, though.

/end CSB
//or CSS, cuz last time I checked I don't have testes.... although I've been told that I have bigger balls than a lot of people...
///slashies!

I think it's illegal to hunt for artifacts at Gettysburg (or other National Parks, Monuments or Historical Sites). You should probably refrain from doing so in the future.


You sound like fun at parties.
 
2014-06-17 12:12:40 PM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


I thought about going, but when I saw how many outfits were shipping people there I just couldn't.  It's become like the Galapagos.

One of the best trips to a pre-Columbian site I took was to El Mirador in Guatemala.  You have to hike in, or ride a mule, and it takes a few days.  You're rewarded with a site free of the great unwashed and their screeching spawn.  Enjoy it before they build a paved road to the site.  I figure when I'm old and bent I can always hit up the sites where coach buses take you right to the door.
 
2014-06-17 12:29:02 PM  

cgraves67: Anastacya: Top landmark that is slowly being destroyed by the people coming to see it? Awesome!

Went to Gettysburg for a reenactment (I was one of the reenactors; they do one every five years, so ten or so years ago for me), and for Civil War buffs, it is very interesting. If you have a metal detector, you can still find all sorts of artifacts. You also have to be aware that Gettysburg is a battlefield and there are lots of remains that may be out there. A LOT of people from both sides died on that day, and every so often pieces of bone and the like do work their way to the surface.

CSB: I was walking around in full costume in downtown Gettysburg, and it is rather a surreal experience during the reenactments. People treat you differently; and even though I wasn't a paid spokesman, you are stopped and asked all sorts of questions and given lots of compliments. The women tend to ask if you're hot wearing all those clothes, and some get cheeky and try to lift your skirt to see what you have on! That particular day it was raining so I had my heavy wool cloak, cotton "civvies" (all seven layers!), and leather boots, and I was warmer than the people in fancy windbreakers.

The boots killed my feet, though.

/end CSB
//or CSS, cuz last time I checked I don't have testes.... although I've been told that I have bigger balls than a lot of people...
///slashies!

I think it's illegal to hunt for artifacts at Gettysburg (or other National Parks, Monuments or Historical Sites). You should probably refrain from doing so in the future.


I never said that I did it. There are plenty of stores in Gettysburg (or at least, there were when I was there over a decade ago) that sell buttons, coins, and other things found at Gettysburg. They even used to rent out metal detectors. I am not sure what you have to do to be able to hunt and where you can, but obviously there is an area outside of the grounds that people can go to.

And I really don't plan to go back. Not in the reenacting scene anymore. But thanks for the tip.
 
2014-06-17 12:32:44 PM  
I've been to MP twice, and would go back again tomorrow if I could, but if you're ever in Peru try to get up to Trujillo to check out the Huaca de la Luna and Chan Chan. Northern Peru has a vast array of pre-Incan sites that are just as fascinating and a LOT less crowded.
 
2014-06-17 12:34:16 PM  

Marquis de Sod: Mmmm....

..[img.fark.net image 480x360]


Thread over.
 
2014-06-17 01:04:22 PM  
What I remember most about the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is poop. There are stretches where the trail is so narrow that there's literally no place to step off of it, and the porters were not real educated about the importance of sanitation. There were puddles several inches deep on the trail that could not be avoided, and at the campsites it was difficult to find a clean spot to pitch a tent. I hope they've cleaned things up somewhat.
 
2014-06-17 01:16:04 PM  
Anyone who finds Gettysburg interesting should check out Antietam / Sharpsburg while you are in the area.  There won't be 1/4 the tourists and it doesn't take very long.  It is unbelievable how many men died in this tiny cornfield.
 
2014-06-17 01:46:15 PM  

generallyso: Machu Picchu is pretty nice if you have a city with a mountain.



Petra if you can scope it out early enough and plan ahead.
 
2014-06-17 02:22:05 PM  

stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.


Machu Picchu was amazing... Just unbelievably gorgeous (for that matter, so was the Urubamba valley).

All the farking foreign white people touching the rocks and moaning about the "energy" made me embarrassed to be visiting too (and glad I tan like a beast). What farking kind of energy? Electromagnetic? Thermal? Be specific, motherfarkers, because that shiat you're moaning about feeling the "chakra" (or whatever bullshiat) from is really a glorified sundial. Impressive from a technical standpoint, but not at all mystical.
 
2014-06-17 02:24:10 PM  

Been to Peru twice...didn't go to Machu Picchu....the Cordillera Blanca around Huaraz has some pretty amazing pre-Inca stuff....Chavin-Huantar is mind blowing....Chan-Chan near Trujillo boggles the mind

....highly recommend visiting, it is a beautiful country with wonderful people and more than just Machu Picchu



farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2014-06-17 02:30:23 PM  
Why are there so many toilets built in Peruvian ruins?

Mucho Pichi
 
2014-06-17 02:32:02 PM  

mongbiohazard: stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.

Machu Picchu was amazing... Just unbelievably gorgeous (for that matter, so was the Urubamba valley).

All the farking foreign white people touching the rocks and moaning about the "energy" made me embarrassed to be visiting too (and glad I tan like a beast). What farking kind of energy? Electromagnetic? Thermal? Be specific, motherfarkers, because that shiat you're moaning about feeling the "chakra" (or whatever bullshiat) from is really a glorified sundial. Impressive from a technical standpoint, but not at all mystical.


How dare those "WHITE" people not have the same exact experience as you.
 
2014-06-17 03:41:41 PM  
"Machu Picchu."
"Matsu Pitsu?"
"Machu Picchu."
"Matsu Pitsu."
 
2014-06-17 04:35:53 PM  

Dinki: [img.wonderhowto.com image 592x282]

Still not over it.


Buddy went to pieces

/Those wounds run deep
 
2014-06-17 04:38:02 PM  

stpauler: mongbiohazard: stpauler: I've never been to Gettysburg, but really? Top ten?

As for Machu Picchu, pictures just don't do it justice. Even when tourists crawling all over the rocks and taking selfies everywhere, there is still just a magical, mystical feeling about the place.

Machu Picchu was amazing... Just unbelievably gorgeous (for that matter, so was the Urubamba valley).

All the farking foreign white people touching the rocks and moaning about the "energy" made me embarrassed to be visiting too (and glad I tan like a beast). What farking kind of energy? Electromagnetic? Thermal? Be specific, motherfarkers, because that shiat you're moaning about feeling the "chakra" (or whatever bullshiat) from is really a glorified sundial. Impressive from a technical standpoint, but not at all mystical.

How dare those "WHITE" people not have the same exact experience as you.


Sure, if by "not have the same experience" you really mean "act like ignoramuses" then yes.
 
2014-06-17 05:48:03 PM  
Due to my love of both bad puns and history; my porn name would be Attila the Hung.
 
2014-06-17 05:52:22 PM  
Being married to a Peruvian, I'm getting a kick out of this thread...

Seriously, Machu Picchu is just one of the many wonders of that whole country.  There are other ruins, both Incan and otherwise, that are just as spectacular.  Every time we visit, we go to a different part of the county and I have never yet been disappointed with any of our excursions.  Then there's the food... good Lord, the food.  I could eat Peruvian food every day and never get tired of it.  (Good thing, too, since my wife does most of the cooking :) )
 
2014-06-17 11:57:08 PM  
SpacemanSpoof

Then there's the food... good Lord, the food.

 Lomo Saltado.....*drool*
 
2014-06-18 07:11:46 AM  
coming through the sungate after one HELL of a hike...

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