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Monday 5.7.2010 day 264 Isle del sol We got up at 7:30 and organised our boot trip to the Isle del sol. It cost $B20 ($Aus3) per person for a full day trip. We then grabbed a quick coffee and got on the boat. Once we got on the boat we realised it was not what we were expecting there were about 10 rows of 6, the seats where old school chairs nailed to the wooden floor. Every seat was full and there were about 20 people sitting on the roof of the boat and then the crew of about 3. There were two out board motors and the captain (I do not think he had a boating licence and the boat was not licensed) sat at the back of the boat looking around the side ... read more
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Sunday 4.7.2010 day 263 Buss to Copacabana in Bolivia We got up a 6am as we had to be at the bus station at 7am to get our bus. We got our coupon transferred to tickets and paid our taxes at another counter and got on what was supposed to be a 2 hour bus trip. It took a bit over 2 hours to get to the Bolivia boarder where there was some ceremony going on with lots of police, soldiers with sub machine and trumpets and officials. It took us about an hour to get out of Peru and into Bolivia. We then only had about another 20 minutes to Copacabana. Copacabana is a fantastic little town on the Lake Titicaca as we did not have a booking we had a walk around and found ... read more
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South America » Peru » Puno » Lake Titicaca » Uros Island July 3rd 2010

Saturday 3.7.2010 day 262 Floating islands We got up a 6am and had bfast at the hotel then were picked up for our tour. I think the Peruvians deliberately make all the tourists get up early. There were people from all over the world there were New Zealanders. Swedish, English, American, Spanish and Argentineans. Two of the guys were riding around South America on motorbikes. First we went to the Floating where the Iros people live there about 50 of the islands and the people make the islands then selves and separate them if they do not like their neighbours or join up if they want to be new neighbours. So you can never tell how many islands there are. They still live very traditional lives. They have been floating for centaurs and there are no ... read more
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South America » Peru » Puno » Puno July 2nd 2010

Friday 2.7.2010 day 261 Buss from Cuzco to Puno on Lake Titicaca We got up at 7am and had breakfast stored our bags and checked out then got the taxi to the bus station and got on the bus from Cuzco to Puno on Lake Titicaca. We were supposed to have a first class bus but the travel agent downgraded us to a local buss which meant it was not a comfy and it stopped lots but it was ok it but we had sales people on the buss trying to sell us stuff. The people selling food were good as it was very cheap and yummy. The landscape was very nice. When we got to Puno we looked for out free hotel pick up but could not find them so we got a taxi that ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Ollantaytambo July 1st 2010

Thursday 1.7.2010 day 260 Train back to Ollantaytambo and then min bus to Cuzco We had a 9am train and the ticket said that we had to be at the station at 8:20am. So we got up early and had bfast and then walked to the station and waited for the train. First the Inca rail train came and it is the very expensive one. It only had a few ppl on it and it called last call about 16 times there must have been a missing person as it also left 15 mim late after some one walk on late. Our train came was had a few spare seat so we got a window seat together and saw the fantastic views all the way. To our surprise the train went all the way to Ollantaytambo ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu June 30th 2010

Wednesday 30.6.2010 day 259 Machu Picchu We woke up at 4:50 am and had our bfast then walked down to the bus stop. To our surprise there were hundreds of people in the line up for the busses. The first bus left at 5:30 then they filled each bus and it would go. After going up the zigzag path to Machu Picchu we then had to join a long line to get in. We were supposed to meet our guide inside but we saw him outside. So we waved to him and he said he had to meet some ppl outside and he would meet us inside. 2 people in our group had been drinking and were still in bed so we waited a while for them but then started the trip. We started with what ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Sacred Valley June 29th 2010

Tuesday 29.6.2010 day 258 Sacred valley and Train to Aguas Calientes We had to get up at 7am today to have bfast and get to our sacred valley tour. We had to pick up out train tickets as the agent did not drop them off the day before. So we got to the travel agency and they did not have the tickets so we said we need then now or we want our money back so she phoned someone up to pick them up. They came and dropped them off but then the girl said that she was not going to show us to the buss we asked and asked and then she said we get it out the front. But that did not seen right and if we missed the buss that was going to ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco June 28th 2010

Monday 28.6.2010 day 257 Cuzco and the Sacred Valley We had a very early flight so we got up at 2:30am and got the taxi to the airport at 3am. When our flight was ready to leave they announced that the flight was delayed due to bad weather. Our flight eventually left 2 and half hours late. We had sent an email for a taxi pick up but they said they did not read it till it was too late. So we got a cab back to our hotel and checked in and had some special high altitude tea. As we were feeling a little excursed after our tip. We talked to the travel agent at the hostel and found out the number that we were given by the travel agent in Lima was missing a ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores June 27th 2010

Sunday 27.6.2010 day 256 Our last day in Lima We had our first altitude sickness tablet today ready to go to Cuzco tomorrow as it is 3300m high you can get Altitude sickness especially if you fly it take your body a while to adjust so it is better to take the tablets rather than getting sick and not enjoying out time there. If we feel ok after the first few days then we will stop taking them. We woke up and saw the F1 race in Valencia it was fun to watch as it was not that long ago then we actually drove on the track. It was very sad to see Webbers crash. After the race we went to bfast. Then we went shopping and lunch. There was a Argentina v Mexico world cup ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores June 26th 2010

Saturday 26.6.2010 day 255 A day of ups and downs We got up and had bfast at one of the local street café’s. The bfast is included as part of our room rate but the give us a voucher for a nice café and it was very nice. After bfast we organized our stuff to move to a lager room. Then we went to the agent to pay the rest of our trip and pick up our tickets. On the way we saw a old car display in the street. When we went to pay for out tickets the Agent wanted to charge a 10% commission and a very high commission on the tickets making it very high. Also they had a trick calculator so all the calculations ended up more than they should have. So ... read more
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