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May 31, 2010 - All aboard the Orient Express from Cusco to Puno - our toughest day yet !

What a fab way to spend a day - 10 hours on the Andean Explorer, serviced by Orient Express. We boarded at 0800 Monday morning and arrived into Puno just on 1800 that night. It was a slow but extremely comfortable ride, with entertainment on board and terrific dining. Along the way we stopped at the highest point of our journey - La Raya, at 4313m. We stretched our legs, chatted with a few locals in a mix of several languages, and gazed at the beauty of the Andean altiplano, or high plateau. When we recommenced our journey back onboard, we...

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Oct 21, 2008 - Long drive into trouble

Dragoman`s catch cry is "Not your typical adventure" and this day was a perfect example. Prior to leaving Chivay, early in the morning, we had been warned that farmers were protesting on the outskirts of Cusco, near our destination of Raqchi. It was a 10 hour drive so hopefully it would all be over by the time we arrived. Ummm....No! The drive took us back south over the alto plains at 4800m and then we headed north over some amazing scenery. The combination of height, cold dry air and terraced hills leading to snow capped mountains...

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