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  • The Emerald of the Andes [float=right] [/float] During ou Posted by TenekaCJ in Serving in Peru, South America | Jul 31, 2014
  • 08 - Flight Back from Bogota to Santiago via LimaSo there it was my first "mini" trip of South America! I flew from Cartagena de Indias to Bogota and had to wait for 7 hours before catching my connecting flight to Lima. Airport experience in Bogota International was average. Posted by allenz2123 in My first backpacking trip! | Jul 31, 2014
  • Day 5 - Cusco on the Fly The next morning we left the jungle. If we had had more time, Johan knew where there was a large anaconda snake, and other people at the lodge had also seen it, coiled. Posted by hippocampus in Saludos South America 2014 | Jul 30, 2014
  • Getting ready for Peru Independence Day Because Peru Independence Day (28th July) was approaching, hotels were getting full up for the weekend, so I had to find another hotel for Friday and Saturday night. After trying about 8 places that were all full, I finally found Posted by liamwimbo in South America | Jul 28, 2014
  • Day 4 - Tambopata National PreserveBathed in sunscreen and perfumed with bugspray, the next morning we followed Johan into the sweaty forest much farther than we had before. Very difficult, slippery walking, and sometimes Posted by hippocampus in Saludos South America 2014 | Jul 27, 2014
  • ... and a well-deserved beerFrom the Sun Gate, it was a short walk down to the city itself. We did not stay long as we were coming back the next day for a proper tour. We caught the bus down to Aguas Calientes, which Posted by liamwimbo in South America | Jul 26, 2014
  • A stroll through the Andes...On Friday I joined the tour to Machu Picchu that I had booked in Oz. After spending two nights in a comfortable hotel in Ollentaytambo which we used as a base for exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it Posted by liamwimbo in South America | Jul 26, 2014
  • CuscoCusco has a lovely feel to it. Quite safe and a lovely mix of old and new buildings and interesting colonial architecture. Our first stop was the equivalent to the central market. Interesting things for sale from cheese, fish, meat, Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 20, 2014
  • Puno to CuscoWe left early in the morning and our tour group of 6 people had to join a bus load of other tourists. The bus was very comfortable and even had a toilet and hostess. Puno is 3810 above sea level. We Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 19, 2014
  • ArequipaArequipa has a population of about 1 million. We went on a city tour and initially viewed 3 volcanoes - Mistie, Picchu Picchu and i can't spell the other one. We drove around the narrow cobbled streets and then visited Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 16, 2014
  • Machu PicchuWe caught the train from Ollantaytambo. Dave enjoyed the train trip. It took about 90 minutes. The scenery was wonderful on the way. (PS I have updated photos on previous entry) The trip to Machu Picchu was a big day but Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 22, 2014
  • Day 3 - Lima to the JungleHere is an entry from guest blogger Miles Rand: “Today (Sunday) was very interesting! To begin with my parents over slept, which was the start of a very hectic morning. We were suppose Posted by hippocampus in Saludos South America 2014 | Jul 23, 2014
  • Day 2 - Lima We slept very late on Saturday, and again Jae and Miles and I wanted to walk as much as possible to counteract all the plane flights on this trip. As we explored the hotel neighborhood Posted by hippocampus in Saludos South America 2014 | Jul 22, 2014
  • Day 1 - Los Angeles, San Salvador, LimaYou might wonder…Why South America? We originally tagged this as a trip to celebrate son Miles’ college graduation, but my work schedule had delayed it for 6 months. Of the many places we’d Posted by hippocampus in Saludos South America 2014 | Jul 22, 2014
  • Peru- Lima, Cusco and the Inca TrailHola from Peru! Tim and I have been gone for only a little over a week, but already we feel like we've experienced and seen a lot. On January 23 Tim's parents, Barb and Steve, drove us from Madison to Posted by sarahpuckett in International Exploration | Feb 7, 2014
  • Gracias Peru!It's time to leave South America...tomorrow I'm flying out to Hawaii (terrible, I know). Gracias Peru, I had a wonderful time! The Language Since I learnt Spanish 14 years ago, it has always been my dream to visit South America. I Posted by AndreaLed in Andrea's Trip Around the World | Jul 21, 2014
  • Inka Trail PicturesI just uploaded my Inka Trail pictures on Facebook: [[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154372263125082.1073741831.715705081&type=1&l=0b87510854|(UPDATED) Link to Album]] Will be public for 1-2 weeks, so you can have a look at them without an Posted by AndreaLed in Andrea's Trip Around the World | Jul 21, 2014
  • Arequipa to PunoThings started to go downhill today. I had been getting over a cold for a few days and then Dave caught it. In the morning I then discovered some type of tick under my armpit. Initially I thought it was Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 17, 2014
  • From La Paz to Peru via Copacabana (the Bolivian one)Leaving La Paz was even more time-consuming than arriving there, but at least there was a good excuse for the traffic. It was the city's anniversary and there were marching bands everywhere. It was a bit like a St Paddy's Posted by liamwimbo in South America | Jul 17, 2014
  • Nazca to ArequipaWe were on the bus for about 10 hours. The benefit of this is to start acclimatising to the altitude. Arequipa is 2250 metres above sea level. The landscape was initially desert, desert and more desert. Then it was low coastal Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 16, 2014
  • Nazca to ArequipaWe were on the bus for about 10 hours. The benefit of this is to start acclimatising to the altitude. Arequipa is 2250 metres above sea level. The landscape was initially desert, desert and more deseert. Then it was low coastal Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 16, 2014
  • Nazca LinesWe took a flight over the Nazca lines in the afternoon. The landscape was very interesting. There are many theories about the Nazca lines but one of the most popular is that they relate to the constellations, moon and sun Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 15, 2014
  • PeruThey say this is the Galapagos of Peru. Not quite but the birdlife was abundant. We took a cruise to the island and circled around it. The tour guide was great fun and whilst David keeps telling me he doesn't Posted by DianeLewitzke in Enjoy the Journey | Jul 15, 2014
  • The Day After OR Final Destination: Cuzco! So here we go: Good afternoon from Cuzco:) It feels like I haven't posted about what I've been up to for a while, even though I see 2 smaller posts in the last week. I've fully recovered sin Posted by AndreaLed in Andrea's Trip Around the World | Jul 15, 2014
  • So Machu (Picchu)Our alarm went off at 4.30am and we were in a long queue with our guide, Isaac, to catch a bus to Machu Picchu before 6am. We're getting good as this early morning stuff! Apparently on a busy day there Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Jul 14, 2014
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