Towns that tumble from your tongue (Drive Day 171: Dec. 17th, 2003)

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It takes a considerable amount of practice to pronounce the name of the town that is the closest place to Machu Picchu it is possible to drive.  But saying Ollantaytambo (oh-yawn-tuh-tom-bow) is easier than spelling it. Peru’s sacred valley is as stunning as it is multisyllabic.


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