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Apr 21, 2011 - Email No 2

Hi there Having a rest day today before driving to Cusco tomorrow morning and then flying to Lima where we will stay the night before flying the following day to Quito in Ecuador. The hotel here is very nice with a lovely garden to relax in. It´s in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by mountains. Quite warm. In my previous email I forgot to mention a boat trip to the Ballestras Islands - how come I don´t know as it was fantastic. Lots of penguins a little bigger than our Fairy penguins, sea lions, galore, lots of birds. The island has so many...

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Pam's 2011 Trip

May 28, 2009 - True Beauty or Mate de Coca?

Previously a monastery, my hotel in Yucay was lovely. Upon arrival, you are warmly greeted and given mate de coca, a tea made from coca leaves. Coca leaves are also the source of cocaine. The tea is supposed to help the body increase oxygen absorption, therefore warding off altitude sickness. After enjoying about 15 cups of mate de coca and wandering the hotel grounds on Wednesday evening, I enjoyed a traditional Peruvian fare called lomo saltado, which is beef tenderloin sauted with chiles, tomatoes and onions then served with french...

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May 31, 2008 - Inca Class

Hard to believe that we're already 2 weeks into this organised tour. After our obligatory 1/2 day stop in a place, today we went to catch our train from Puno to Cusco. Due to the day that our journey had fallen on, we were booked on the Inca Class train, which was a real piece of luxury. Barring 4 Asian tourists, we had the entire carriage of the train to ourselves, with our armchairs, linen spread tables and personal waiter service. All very posh. We had menus to choose lunch, afternoon tea and a happy hour in the equally posh bar...

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