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  • 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
  • Alpaca my bags and head home nowPer the usual, Alyssa and I woke up at the 4 am, tried to sleep til 5:30, and failed. We caught a cab to the airport at 6 am for our 8:30 am flight to Lima. We thought the Arequipa Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 31, 2015
  • Protests, Cactus Attacks, and Dog GangsAfter a few days in Cusco, we headed south to Arequipa with a 7:30 am flight on LAN Airlines. Alyssa and I discovered that the latest we will able to sleep on this entire trip is 8:30 am. Otherwise, we Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 29, 2015
  • I say Macchu, you say PicchuAlyssa and I started our Macchu Picchu (MP) ascent at 4:20 am. We walked for 25 minutes to the first check point for MP. It was like a mass exodus from Aguas Calientes as a lot of tourists begin their Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 26, 2015
  • First 4 days in Cusco Monday May 11, Days 43 A leisurely morning with HOT showers and a breakfast which was buffet style in a lovely dining area with ornate colonial wooden chairs - tablecloths but the usual "one small square" napkins. The hot dishes Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 26, 2015
  • Inca Jungle TrailSunday, we embarked on our 3 day alternative trek to Macchu Picchu (MP). There are various ways to get to MP: train, hike the Inca trail, or an alternative trek. We chose an alternative trek called the Inca Jungle Trail Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 25, 2015
  • The Inca Trail and Machu PicchuSo normally we both write individual articles and then merge thm together to form one blog, however, with the Inca Trail we decided to post each of our experiences separately, as they were very different to each other. As it Posted by TomAndKat in On The Road Again... | May 23, 2015
  • Maras y MorayToday, we hired a tour guide to take us on a half day tour of Maras and Moray. Saúl, the guide, and Davíd, the driver, picked us up at 8 am and drove us to a small village outside of Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 23, 2015
  • Perusing for a BruisingPrior to departure, we did look Peru up on a map. Other than that, my insurance agent informed me the water will circulate in the opposite direction when you flush the toilet in Peru. Despite our lack of preparation, we Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | May 22, 2015
  • Huembo-Colibri-Hummingbird (then a side of Petroglyphs!) Day 40-Huembo! Today we decided to sleep in and have an easy day. Breakfast at 0800, then we got most of our bank issues from the lost wallet straightened out quickly. We decided to Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 22, 2015
  • Inca Trail | Day 2 | “The Challenge”Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m/13,776 ft Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft Distance Travelled: Approx. 16 km Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours / Ascent up: 900 m [i]Start Posted by always_explore in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 21, 2012
  • Inca Trail | Day 1 | “Acclimatizing”Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft Distance Travelled: Approx. 12 km Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m [i]Starting in Cusc Posted by always_explore in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 20, 2012
  • Cusco My journey from downtown Lima to the airport, to catch my flight to Cusco, made me realize that Peruvians have a different measure of time than I do. In my job, I work with different cultures, so I should have Posted by always_explore in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 19, 2012
  • Lima When deciding what to do my vacation time for 2012, I was torn between taking a trip home to Australia, or to take a “proper” holiday and go travel. As nice as it is to go home, to me it Posted by always_explore in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 17, 2012
  • ¡Familia Moquegua....Hooola!!! Just finishing up my 4th and a half year here in Moquegua. It's been great living the best life ever! "The best life ever", means giving of yourself to others, and doing the maximun you can for Jehovah! Of Posted by TenekaCJ in Serving in Peru, South America | May 16, 2015
  • CuscoCusco, what a beautiful place you are. One week has not been enough and I can see why people stay. There is just something in the air here, maybe it's the altitude or the beautiful surroundings? There's no way of Posted by TomAndKat in On The Road Again... | May 16, 2015
  • Our last weekSo it's nearly over :( We've spent our last week making our way along the route to Lima. Arequipa was the first stop after Cusco where we did pretty much nothing for a couple of days (we needed a rest Posted by chrisnrach2015 in Our Latin America Adventure | May 14, 2015
  • Kuelap- INCREDIBLE!! We were up early (about 6:30) as usual, and jumped in the shower. The promised “hot showers” turned out to be “about 2º warmer than the cold water showers!” This situation turned the ex Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 14, 2015
  • Cusco and Inca TrailDisclaimer - This does go on a bit, apologies for war and peace but we've been through a lot! Arriving in Cusco, we found ourselves in a hotel with about 10000 steps up to our room. Luckily, this provided Posted by chrisnrach2015 in Our Latin America Adventure | May 10, 2015
  • Cajamarca to Chacha on One of the Most Dangerous Roads Day 36 The day started at 0600 - showers for the both of us, breakfast, then drop laundry off by 08:30 and back to the room to blog and write for awhile to catch up on our travels. Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 10, 2015
  • Two Tours Today to Ancient Places Cajamarca is perhaps the most important town in the Northern Highlands. The town has a long history, first as the Capital of the Cajamarca Kingdom, the “mountain kingdom”, one of three Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 9, 2015
  • From Southam to South AmericaWe'd been planning this trip for over a year and saving for the best part of 12 months. So what's the first thing we did when we arrived in Lima at 6am on a Sunday morning? Yep, that's right - Posted by kristian23 in The Globetrotting Graduates | May 5, 2015
  • Huancayo and HuancavelicaAfter a sunny and warm week in Lima sorting Tom's life out after the robbery, it was time for the colder but more beautiful Andean highlands. First up was Huancayo, which is situated in a valley and is more of Posted by TomAndKat in On The Road Again... | May 4, 2015
  • Exploring CajamarcaWe collected our bags from the bus and got a taxi at 0600. Sleep had been fitful and uncomfortable, We would wake up intermittently and look out the window. I remember ghostly images of the valleys and mountains, lit dimly Posted by Rick-n-Karen in Living the Dream! | May 4, 2015
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