Monday, April 05, 2010
Machu Picchu Re-opens
After being closed in February and March of 2010 due to a mudslides and flooding that trapped 4,000 tourists in Agua Calientes, Peru, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu re-opened this week. The Peruvian government invited Susan Sarandon to help celebrate the re-opening. This will be very helpful to the Peruvian economy, which has suffered greatly without its most popular tourist attraction - the loss was estimated at approximately $185 million by the Tourism Ministry.