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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


Peru Pt IV: Ollantaytambo

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Ollantaytambo is a town built during the Incan time and stayed pretty much intact till now. We chose to stay here for a couple of reasons; firstly, at an elevation of 2800m, it was a good place to acclimatise to the altitude (since we would spend the next 10 days or so at above 3000m). 814 more words


TOMS make excellent hiking shoes.

Waking up on the top bunk this morning really brought me back to my childhood. Remember when we had bunk beds, Em, and would always watch Aladdin or The Lion King before bed? 458 more words

Peru 2014

Peru Pt III: Picaflor Tambo

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Our collectivo dropped us off at Ollantaytambo’s Plaza de Armas and we took some time to locate our hotel which was located two block away. 331 more words


An Adventurous Camping Trip

Saturday morning, we set off for the weekend to go camping near Ollantaytambo, stopping to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.

First, we drove all the way up the twisty mountain roads into the Andes (Altitude 14,000 feet), where we rented bicycles. 536 more words

Independence Day - Peru

As I made a speedboat in the Irish sand, Peru were celebrating their Independence as they do each year on July 28th ever since Jose San Martin took control of Lima in 1821. 270 more words


Peru Pt II: LA 2025 LIM - CUZ

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After disembarking from the plane, we followed the rest of the passengers towards the immigration control.

There was no mention of the onward ticket at the immigration and we were welcomed into Peru. 749 more words