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Marching to Machu Picchu: the how, the why, the wet.

When I first realised that Dean and I couldn’t do the Inca trail because all of the permits had sold out, I was pretty devastated. I also blamed Dean, because his laid back, last minute approach to life meant we hadn’t booked anything yet, when I was ready to lock a date in months ago. 1,937 more words

The Trip 2014

Peru Pt V: Getting to Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is always going to be a highlight for any traveler to South America, us included. The Peruvian authorities know this and priced the admission fee accordingly; we paid 152 PEN each for the privilege of visiting Machu Picchu and climbing Huayna Picchu. 810 more words


Lares trail to Macchu Picchu

Lares trail to Macchu Picchu

We set off in our little bus at seven in the morning, to the town of Lares. The bus driver played music which sounded like a combination of country and Latin, which progressed to fully blown jaunty peruvian folk music with pipes, bells and men calling out the lyrics cowboy style. 2,523 more words

Machu Picchu

We visited Machu Picchu close to halfway through our trip, after having a few days to acclimate to higher altitudes in Cusco. It was amazing! We were fairly lucky, as the days before and after were rainy and heavily cloudy but on the day we went it was clear and only mildly cloudy. 2,980 more words

Food Tourism

Adventure & Disaster in Peru - Day 5

Day 5:  #Turning it Around

In my dreams, P2D2 had just abandoned the trekking group and, fueled by anger, set out into the wilderness alone to search for us.  6,335 more words


Peru Day 7-Machu Picchu

The most obvious reason people visit Peru is to visit the Ancient Incan City of Machu Picchu. After all was said and done that is what the seventh day of my trip to Peru was all about. 2,471 more words


Top 10 Trekking Moments (To Machu Picchu)

If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list and you are in good physical shape, do yourself a huge favor and DO THE TREK. It’s an unbelievable experience. 604 more words

South America