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  • Peru 2018, Macchpicchu again * Back up to Machupicchu! Fran decided she was happy with what she saw yesterday & that her knees & legs needed a rest, so stayed behind. The rest of us got up early to join the queue Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Nov 1, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Macchupicchu! * Today is Machupicchu day!! * We head back out by minivan to the Sacred Valley again. After one quick stop for pictures at a lookout we arrive at Ollantaytambo where we pick up our 3 trekkers & catch Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Nov 1, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Quads, salt & ruins * Up early into a minivan heading out into the Sacred Valley. We pull into a small village where we have a quad bike tour. After a quick instruction & practice in the yard we hit the local Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Nov 1, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Sexy Woman! * Once we got going Kerry & Amanda & us being the 4 left not trekking headed up to the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacsayhuamán|Saqsaywaman]] (badly pronounced in English as “sexy woman”) archae Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Nov 1, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Cusco * Bus trip not so bad, managed 6 hours or so of sleep, so not a total zombie when we arrived in Cusco. Checked in to our hotel & had an hour or 2 to shower & freshen Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Nov 1, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Mummies & convents * Sleep in!! Woo!! Actually had a really good sleep & a nice lie in & felt much refreshed. * Checked out of our room, put our bags in storage & went wandering town. Went & had breakfast in a Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 31, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Condors! * Up early. Again. Off to the Colca canyon. A couple of little stops on the way, a little village where locals were performing a traditional dance for us & a couple of lookouts across the valley. * As Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 31, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Altitude & Camelids * Up early today, off in our little group in a minibus to the Colca Valley. We wound our way up the mountains from Arequipa (Didn't feel like we hit a straight road all day actually) into the Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 31, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Arequipa * Up again after not enough sleep, on the go by 10:30. Started with a walking tour of the city centre. Conveniently the hostel was only 1 block from the Plaza de Armas (main square) * Arequipa has pro Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 31, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Nazca lines! * Up early again, this time to the local airport for our scenic flight over the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines|Nazca lines]]! Ancient etchings in the ground only visible from the a Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Sea life * Up early for a boat trip to the [[https://www.go2peru.com/peru_guide/paracas/ballestas_islands.htm|Ballestas islands]]. Large speedboat carrying about 40 of us. * Had hardly left the pier when we wer Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Hitting the road * Up early & after a simple breakfast ( mainly consisting over here of a couple of bread rolls with jam, glass of juice & a coffee) we catch a bus to the coach station. On this tour Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, 1st day of the tour * Out as a group, caught local metro bus into Lima city centre. Had a bit of a walking tour around the main city squares. * Highlight being a tour through the old Franciscan monastery including the “c Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, 1st Ruins * Had another double deck bus tour booked, this time to some archeological ruins at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachacamac|Pachacamac]], about 40kms south of Lima. * On the way toured past the bea Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Miraflores * Walked over to Miraflores the main tourist suburb this morning. Had a look around some parks & the Larcomar shopping centre, which is basically full of expensive shops but pretty cool in the way it Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Eating like locals 🤢 * Bit of a well needed sleep in, then wandering again. Bit of shopping & sightseeing in Barranco then down a sloping walkway called Bajada de Baños that runs under the bridge of sighs all the way down Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Back to civilization * Up early to fit one last activity in, a boat ride to a “[[https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-do-hundreds-macaws-gather-these-peruvian-clay-banks-180955719/|clay lick]]”, basically a clay cliff Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Jungle days * After brekky off for another jungle walk to a tower where we can climb up level with the jungle canopy. 2 highlights on the way; a group of monkeys traveling through the trees above us! Awesome but Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, Into the Amazon * Flight to Puerto Maldonado take 2 * No troubles boarding today. Uneventful flight about an hour to Cusco with spectacular mountain scenery. Peru has 3 geographic regions; coastal desert, mountainous Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • Peru 2018, A spanner in the works * Up early, back to the airport, checked in for the flight with Star Peru to Puerto Maldonado. * All good............untill we go to board! Fran gets asked to wait to the side! We wait for ages while Posted by paulanfran in Paulanfran | Oct 30, 2018
  • PeruFlew from Cancun to Bogota, to Lima, to Cusco - historical capital of Peru! Cusco was once the capital of the Inca Empire, located in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of over 11,000 feet. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/946009/bf6d2760-dbb7-11e8 Posted by Jackswan in Americanarama | Oct 29, 2018
  • Day 22 Lima Firstly, a brief recap. The capital of Peru, Lima, had some surprises for us. Yesterday, it was the fourth time we had been to the Lima airport but the first time that we had gone into the city of Lima. Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Oct 4, 2018
  • Day 18 - 21 AmazoniaHaving had an early start (4am) to get ready to leave Cuzco we flew to Iquitos via Lima, our 3rd visit to the latter airport, leaving behind the colourful dress of the Peruvian natives. Iquitos is the capital city that Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Oct 1, 2018
  • Day 17 CuzcoAfter a terrible night’s sleep, we were up to have a beautiful breakfast at Hotel Monasterio. We have been told that our room has 100% oxygen being supplied to the room to help with the altitude. I woke so dry Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 27, 2018
  • Day 16 CuzcoOur stay the Sumaq Hotel in Machu Picchu was wonderful. We have been trying to taste test the Peruvian food. Last night was a challenge indeed. Entrée was corn pie – ‘a delicate oxtail and Andean cheese stuffed pastry accompanied Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 26, 2018
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