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Jun 7, 2018 - Cusco to Machu Picchu

I went to Machu Picchu. I had to go on a train for 3 hours. Then I had to go on a bus up the mountain, it was very scary and twisty as we were high up. Final, I got there I had to wait a few minutes before I could go through the gates. I was there for 3 hours. It was so cool.

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May 2, 2018 - May 2, 2018 – Cusco, Peru

May 2, 2018 – Cusco, Peru This was a free day. I don’t know what the others did, but I slept in a little and then repacked my suitcase. Cheo had loaned us duffel bags for the trip to Machu Picchu, and I had to get that stuff back in my suitcase so I might just as well repack so that I was utilizing the suitcase space to the maximum. I’ve bought some souvenirs and Christmas gifts so some rearranging was needed to get those things into the case. As I was going out to get a bottle of water, I met Wally and Donna who were looking for a bank so...

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May 1, 2018 - May 1, 2018 – Aguas Calientes to Cusco, Peru

May 1, 2018 – Aguas Calientes to Cusco, Peru This morning we made our way to the bus which took us to the top of Machu Picchu. It was a 20 minute drive to the top over a gravel road which made many, many switchbacks as it climbed to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The trail to hike to the top kept crossing and re-crossing the road. There is not enough money in the world for me to have climbed up – even if I was 50 years younger. I used my trekking poles and was able to make all but one of the steep ascents and descents over stairs of uneven...

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Apr 30, 2018 - April 30, 2018 – Urubamba to Aguas Calientes, Peru

April 30, 2018 – Urubamba to Aguas Calientes, Peru It was another early start this morning. We had to be ready to leave the hotel at 7:30 which meant having breakfast at 6:30 which gave plenty of time to go back to the room and do some last minute packing. A bus, a really luxurious one, picked us up and took us to the train station. First, we returned to where we were yesterday to see if anyone had found Coleen’s camera. She had left it at the coffee counter when she got coffee yesterday. Unfortunately no one had reported finding it. There...

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Apr 29, 2018 - April 29, 2018 – Cusco to Urubamba, Peru

April 29, 2018 – Cusco to Urubamba, Peru Well, so far I’m not having much problem with altitude sickness. Today was the test as Urubama is higher than Cusco. So far, so good. We started early again this morning. Our 1st stop was at the Cristo Blanco (White Christ) statue in Cusco for a panoramic view of the city. From there we drove to the Piscac Ruins. These ruins were awe inspiring, but not nearly as much as the Ollantanytambo Ruins which was the last stop of the day. The Ollantanytambo Ruins are enormous. The town was a crossroads for...

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Apr 28, 2018 - April 28, 2018 – Arequipa to Cusco, Peru

April 28, 2018 – Arequipa to Cusco, Peru We had another early start this morning. We left the hotel at 7 and arrived at the airport about 7:30. We got checked in and waited for our flight to board. It was an uneventful flight, but I must say it’s the 1st flight I’ve been on in a long time where there were empty seats. When we arrived in Cusco, a driver met us with a small minibus to take us to the hotel. This was another case where we weren’t too sure about our hotel when we got off the bus. It was not a particularly nice area, but we...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Tuesday 6th PM local farm and sunset river trip and journey to Lima

After our visit to the tree, shower, and lunch we had a late afternoon trip to the local farm where. the food from the hotel was produced. The site was just across the river and as we approached the plot the farmer and his wife were working on the land in baking hot sun. The area had been cleared of rainforest to grow the crops and there little cover for the workers. The huts provided little more than cover and were built from the trees felled during the clearance. As expected the farm had many sorts of fruits, potatoes, herbs, rice,...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Tues 6th Feb Early Am down to the claylick

Surprisingly as I was the last one awake, and Alison was up showering. Today we had a slightly later start 6:00 to go to the claylick to see the early morning parrots at the claylick. We troupe along in our now familiar line but now with a greater awareness of our surroundings and what signs to look for. Although having said that as soon as you do not look where you are stepping, you soon become a cropper falling over. We did note that Daves arms were covered in itchy bites and where the bites were not present he had an allergic reaction to...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Monday 5th Night Trek into the Jungle

I must say having been up since 4am and marched at least 10 km through the jungle and up and down rivers and Lakes the thought of Nother trek was tiring, but this is a once in life time opportunity. So following another shower and clothes wash we were ready to go. Please note that this is the rainforest, we have not seen rain for a whole day, it was hot even for the locals today up to 32c but with 100% humidity this is draining. Our boot socks were now standing and waiting for us to go. I am sure the first signs of trench foot are being...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Mon 5th after breakfast until dinner

After the ecstatic morning with the river otters, we had barely 5 minutes to have breakfast and we were on the move again under the strict guidance of Silvario. This time we marched 3km towards the clay lick to hopefully see what appears. The heat is very much increased as does the ratio of mosquitoes per cubic metre. We sit within a hide approx 30m from the lick. The wait is intense and finally there was a gathering of macaw in trees, their incescent squawking, chatting and screaking built to a high level of noise, but they remained high...

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Feb 8, 2018 - Sunday 4th Feb heading to the Amazon

We are now into Sunday morning early rise again after very little sleep in Cusco. Felling slightly better and excited to be heading onto our Amazional Jungle experience in Puerto Maldinardo within the Peruvian area of the Amazon. We have fly direct about 60 minutes and are collected at the airport by Silverio. Who immediately informs us there is no way that they will carry our bags to the Eco lodge, so we have to downsize to fit only limited clothing for the jungle and very little else as our cosmetics are not bio degradable. So armed with...

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Feb 8, 2018 - Monday 5th Feb 04:30 out on the Lake

We woke at 04:30 in a heavy mist which continue to ensure that our already wet clothes remained damp and those that were not damp, were soon wet as soon as we put them on. The noises of the night which turned into the day continued with ever increasing frecioucity. It was as if we were in the land that time forgot, mysterious, frightening, exciting and exhilating all in one. At any time a raptor so tear into the clearing and consume us all. Met up with our valiant guide Silverio who promptly marched us down to the river for our waiting...

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