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  • Machu Picchu; Exploring the RuinsWe finished the Waynu Picchu hike, a bit tired, but elated that we had accomplished it successfully! We both said almost simultaneously “Want to climb to the Sun Gate now?” So we had a plan. First, though we needed the Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 28, 2015
  • Exploring Machu Picchu; Part 1 Waynu Picchu May 22- day 54 - Back in Cuzco A catch up day - laundry, finding the bus station for buses to Ollantaytambo, visiting the SAE club. At the club we met a lovely couple from Nelson, BC, Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 26, 2015
  • Last few days in South America and onwards to JapanSaturday I had a fairly good sleep last night but woke up still a bit tired and my feet were throbbing! The plans today were a trip to an alpaca wool factory with some of the rest of gang and then Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 26, 2015
  • Huanchaco BeachHave you ever been to a beach in Peru? Well, if you haven't, I will tell you about it. At the beach, you can find amazing bones like shark, fish, sea lion and birds. My mom is an archeologist and Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jun 24, 2015
  • Inca KolaDo you know what? Inca Kola is an amazing soda in Peru. If you are one of Laurie's students and she told you about the bubble gum flavored soda... She is right! It not only tastes like bubble gum, but Posted by lschmidt in Peru from a Kid's View | Jun 24, 2015
  • Super challenging Inca Trail and awesome Machu PicchuTuesday I woke up at midnight thinking it was almost time to get up, it was lovely to roll over and go back to sleep. I woke up again before my alarm at 5.30 feeling a bit of worry about Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 22, 2015
  • Machu Picchu, Sacred City Checked off a life goal today before 6am. Boom. Just like that. Desi and I waited with Rony at the top of the stairs, near the ticket entrance to Machu Picchu. The others had been hiking since 4:30--first from Aguas Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 21, 2015
  • Flying through the Andes Monday was cush compared to Sunday. We started with a bus (yay a bus!) to the zip lining spot. It is the longest zip line in South America, 2500 meters of cable zig-zagging from mountaintop to mountaintop over the river. Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 21, 2015
  • Puno to Cusco to OllantaytamboSaturday Today is mainly a travel day, we're leaving Puno and heading to Cusco. The inca trail is getting closer - eek!! We're picked up at 8.30 by a minibus and taken to the bus station where we transfer to a Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Jun 20, 2015
  • PachamamaApparently this post just doesn't want to meet the world; this is now my third attempt to write it as autosave and the interwebs are failing me. Incidentally, if I have any typos, please excuse them. Autocorrect is as much Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 20, 2015
  • Just some casual extreme sportingUnfortunately we didn't clue in until the body armor. This tour was gonna be bigger than we anticipated. Our Jungle Tour started Saturday (hence my online absence, forgive me but I was swatting bugs and traversing the Andes) when Gina Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 18, 2015
  • In the Jungle!From Cartagena I took a flight to Laeticia, on the Colombian border with Peru (and Brazil), on the banks of the Amazon. My plan was to book a ticket for the following day on "El Rapido" - the speed boat Posted by Matt Cocken in Matt's Massive Holiday! | Apr 26, 2015
  • Cacao tea and mePSA, This blog in general will be picture heavy. You have been warned. Everything is just so cool. Especially this one. She thinks she's pretty cool. Today we skipped Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 12, 2015
  • Today I ate a guinea pig and cried about itGetting to Cuzco was a draining 24 hour ordeal but I won't bore you with that. We made it to Cuzco! It's surreal that our trip has actually started. First thing we did? Sleep. Second? Beer. The Hostel Atawkama was Posted by Chloeah in HerakoTrip 2015 | Jun 12, 2015
  • A dip in Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. It straddles Peru and Bolivia and if you have the time you can border cross by boat. We decided to stay on the Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jun 10, 2015
  • Food glorious food!Back in Arequipa after three days trekking we decided to focus for the next couple of days on culinary activities. After all, many people have said this is the World Food Tour. After a nice slow start and lovely Skype chat Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jun 9, 2015
  • Trekking deep into Peru's Colca CanyonPeru has the worlds two deepest canyons and both are within reach of Arequipa. We booked a 3 day trek known as El Classico in the Colca canyon, the closer of the two but the second deepest. The minibus picked Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jun 9, 2015
  • ArequipaPeru was to be the last country we would visit in South America and it couldn't have been more different from Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The scenery is drastically different, very brown and barren and the climate at this time Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Jun 8, 2015
  • More Jungle, More Jungle...[i][Karen has been doing an awesome job, writing the jungle blogs!! I (Rick) have been having trouble with the computer and hard drive where I store the photos I take. I had a memory card full of Giant Otter Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 8, 2015
  • Into the Jungle- Manu ParkBlog entry for Manu - May 15, 16, 17 Up at 0445 to pack up and leave for Manu park. The Pantiacolla van arrived promptly at 05:30, we picked up two more couples and then we were off! One of Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | Jun 8, 2015
  • Lima and Some Final Impressions of PeruWe flew out of Cusco without a problem despite rumors of a transportation strike. Fortunately, it was limited to the Urubamba Valley and we were grateful that we were there before the strike as the region can be paralyzed Posted by Culinerrion in Peru | May 14, 2015
  • CuscoWe had a late lunch in Aquas Caillentes and caught the train back to Ollaytatambo where our bus was waiting to take us to Cusco. We arrived at the hotel at 9:30 pm and just fell into bed. Posted by Culinerrion in Peru | May 11, 2015
  • Machu Picchu[center][/center] I think that years ago, when I first read about Machu Picchu, it seemed too remote and too difficult to even think about a trip. I imagined daunting elevation and verti Posted by Culinerrion in Peru | May 10, 2015
  • Pisac Ruins and OllantaytamboWe were up bright and early for breakfast, refreshed by the good beds and the sparkling fresh air of the mountains. Our tour for the day was to the Andean ruins at Pisac, then on to the marketplace, lunch, Posted by Culinerrion in Peru | May 9, 2015
  • In Transit"There's a groupon for Machu Picchu...wanna go?" Well, yes....although it wasn't on my immediate radar. Since retirement, we have spent considerable sums on high end travel - ironic for a couple known as die-hard cheapskates. I discovered Posted by Culinerrion in Peru | May 7, 2015
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