ADD TO THE BUCKET LIST—To most of us the wonders of the Andes and Machu Picchu is what we immediately recall about ancient South America. But lately, a dramatic and equally ancient roadway is garnering attention as many are trying to save the road system that has connected the peoples of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile for thousands of years and thousands of miles through mountains, deserts and jungles.
Read about The Qhapaq Nan in a fascinating article by New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal. See link below.
The Qeswachaka Bridge, which spans the Apurímac River canyon along the Qhapaq Ñan . (Credit: Getty Images)