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  • Legacy of the IncasWe were all about done with the beauty of the high altitude and were ready for our flight back to Lima and Sea Level. Our flight wasn't until early afternoon, so we meandered through the high plateau on the Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 14, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasOn Saturday we left Cusco at 11,000 feet and flew even higher into the Andes to Juliaca where we boarded a bus to travel the 45 minutes to Puno and Lake Titicaca and our hotel, the Libertador, which was right Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 14, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasAfter only passing through Cusco earlier in the trip, we visited the sites of the city today. First was the Inca ruin of Sacsayhuaman, equally as important to the Inca civilization as Macchu Piccu. Sacsayhuaman, is a citadel on the Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 14, 2016
  • Lake Titicaca - making ourselves at home on the waterMy tour in Peru included a visit to some islands on Lake Titicaca, culminating in a homestay. We were given a list of things to bring, including a gift of useful food (rice, oats, fruit, veg...) and had a little time Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Feb 7, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasAfter a wonderful morning in town, we boarded the train to head back up the Sacred Valley and back to Cusco, where we would spend the night at 11,000 feet. [img=http://photos.travellersp Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 7, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasAfter lunch in the village, we boarded the buses that take you to the entrance of the ruins. We spent the next two hours viewing one of the most amazing sites in the world. [img=http://ph Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 7, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasThis morning we headed down the Sacred Valley to a lower elevation to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, the gateway to Macchu Picchu. It's elevation is only about 8500 Feet. First we stopped at the town of Ollantaytambo to Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 7, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasThis morning we left Lima and flew to Cusco, at an elevation of 11,000 feet. As we entered the Andes, our first essential business was to experience a Mother Earth Ceremony or El Pago a la Terra. The Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 7, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasOur tour actually started today, and our Tour Guide Mauricio lead us on a complete city tour. Our first stop was a local Peruvian market where we could see some of the local fruits and veggies. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/482847/large_DSC_585 Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 7, 2016
  • Long time, no typeSo it's official been over a month since I've last posted. I didn't mean to let my blog go, but so much has been going on as of recent and I haven't found the time (nor have I searched for Posted by alexandrang98 in 10 meses en San Borja | Feb 4, 2016
  • Legacy of the IncasMy current adventure is with Globus Journeys participating in a Legacy of the Incas tour in Peru with a visit to Machu Picchu. This a special trip for me because my brother and his wife and cousin and Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC | Feb 1, 2016
  • The trek to Machu PicchuOur last day in Cusco before heading off on our hike was largely administrative, although we managed to fit in a fair bit of card games too. The next morning we were ready to go at 5am for the Salcantay trek, Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Jan 28, 2016
  • The thing about the Inca Trail is...I have met a few people on my travels who have said they have no desire to do the Inca Trail, or even go to Machu Picchu since both are too touristy and they do not wish to do what Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Jan 24, 2016
  • Where on earth did the last month go? I left Huanchaco just before Christmas and we're now on the 21st January, so the questions are: where on earth did the last month go? What have I been doing? And why haven't I written like I said I would? I'll Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Jan 20, 2016
  • One last day of trekkingToday was to be the last day of actual trekking, and the easiest day to boot! Ahead lay a walk of around 15km, mostly do Posted by Nezabella in Our American and African Adventures | Jan 15, 2016
  • Another climbWe awoke a little before the 6.00am alarm went off and it was a good opportunity to consider the day ahead while we waited for Hujuvenal to bring our morning coca tea. Although it was only our 3rd day on Posted by Nezabella in Our American and African Adventures | Jan 10, 2016
  • Downhill runI realised the next morning that I had barely taken any photos the previous day. I was so focused on simply surviving that I had pretty much forgotten to take any! Reading the signs of high altitude sickness some time Posted by Nezabella in Our American and African Adventures | Jan 9, 2016
  • A child is for life, not just for ChristmasMuch of my volunteering in the last month was centred around Christmas, be it Christmas crafts, party bags or throwing a party for the kids. As I walked around Huanchaco this week I kept bumping into kids from school and Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Dec 24, 2015
  • Bye for now HuanchacoMy two months in Huanchaco flew by so fast, it's hard to believe I'm back in Lima for the next part of my adventure. I ended up working on many different projects, which meant I got to see even more of Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Dec 24, 2015
  • How exchange stole ChristmasMaybe by reading the title, you thought this would be a negative post. It's not going to be. I remember learning about how exchange would be the hardest during the holidays. And I never really realized how hard it would be Posted by alexandrang98 in 10 meses en San Borja | Dec 23, 2015
  • A state of ruinMachu Picchu may be the most famous ruin site in Peru, but it is certainly not the only site in this large country. Around Trujillo, there are two ruin sites, far less well known than Machu Picchu but in fact of Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Dec 23, 2015
  • Exchange Is....I've come to the conclusion that no one will truly understand what it's like to be an exchange student unless they've been one. Now, there are all kinds of exchange students. There are Rotary exchange students who can leave for Posted by alexandrang98 in 10 meses en San Borja | Dec 15, 2015
  • The day it rained in HuanchacoI know this post may seem like just another Brit discussing the weather, but I urge you to stick with it. One day last week it rained all day and throughout the night. It wasn't hugely heavy, just persistent - Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Dec 11, 2015
  • Cusco, Machu Picchu, other Inca ruins and other things The pace did not slacken as well packed a enormous amount of sight-seeing into the last week of the trip. We spent a very pleasant day on Lake Titicaca. Then we caught the tourist train to Cusco, the former Imperial Posted by lindrum in Jan & Tony & Linda & Al | Dec 8, 2015
  • Our nemesis...Salkantay PassWe dragged ourselves out of bed at 4am and were ready for our pick-up at 4.30am. Simon, our guide, had advised us to dress in thermals (J’s first time wearing them) but an hour into the trip J had gotten Posted by Nezabella in Our American and African Adventures | Dec 7, 2015
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