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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu May 18th 2013

We completed the 4 day jungle trek to Machu Picchu around April 22, including over 50km of hiking(22 on the Inka trail), downhill mountain biking, zip lining, and amazon jungle ending at beautiful Machu Picchu at sun rise. At MP we walked through the Inka ruins, trekked the Inka bridge, Sun Gate, and Machu Picchu Mountain. It was all a bit surreal! Enjoy..... GandR... read more
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Ready for the jungle Mosquitos (LOL)
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu May 12th 2013

Cusco is one of the top cultural cities of Peru filled with quirky shops, huge markets selling everything from wellies (which we bought) right down to deconstructed cows heads and plenty of opportunities to get your photo taken with a lamb or alpaca. This wasn't our main reason for coming though, the main reason was to eventually work our way to Macchu Picchu via the Salkantay trek. Coming from Colca Canyon we had already done a good few days walking and we were now ready for some more. Our first day in Cusco though was utilised by booking the trip and also finding some very good places to eat and drink. So we'd booked our trip with Viajes Cusco, in the Eco Packers hostel and eaten and full English breakfast at a small place called Jacks ... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu April 25th 2013

Best intentions of getting up early to catch the first sun rays on Matchu Picchu did not eventuate; the body was not responding after the prior days trek. The legs were surprisingly good when I finally got going. Attached photos describe the day in which the weather continued to behave.... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu April 24th 2013

Buvau prisiklausęs, kad į Maču Pikču reik iti anksti iš ryto, turbūt ilgai reik lipti, nes kalnai aplink visi dideli, o pačių griuvėsių iš apačios nematyti. Atsikeliam 4 ryto, pasiemam gerti, valgyt, nes kelionė laukia ilga, o ten viskas bus be galo brangu. Iškeliaujam prieš 5, nes tiltą per upelį atidaro 5 ryto. Iki tilto maždaug 25min kelio, o už tilto prasideda takelis vedantis iki Maču Pikču. Be mūsų be abejo dar lipa minia žmonių. Rytas lietingas ir vėsokas, bet kai pradedam lipti, greit sušylam. Maždaug pusiaukelėje, prieš 6 ryto pradeda švisti, bet vis dar debesuota ir lija. Kalnai tik kartais šmėsteli tarp debesų, viskas atrodo labai mistiškai. Prienam įėjimą į MAču Pikču, čia jau laukia eilė žmonių. Lipti viso labo tereikėjo apie 1 valandą, tikėjausi, kad reiks lipti bent dvigubai ilgiau. Tiesa tai nevienintelis būdas ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu April 23rd 2013

Atsikėlę papusryčiaujam, susikrovę visus daigtus didžiąsias kuprines paliekam hostelyje, o patys su būtiniausiais daigtais mažose kuprinėse keliaujam iki pagrindinės miesto aikštės kur 8 ryto mus turėtų paimti mikriukas ir nuvežti iki hidroelektrinės kuri yra netoli Maču Pikču. Mikriukas atvažiuoja 8.30, nuo čia kelionė turėtų trukti apie 6 val. Pirma kelionės pusė man jau matytomis vietovėmis, mat čia važiavau su ekskursija prieš kelias dienas. Antra pusė kelio gerokai sudėtingesnė. Pervažiuojam kelis kalnagūbrius, tad posūkis seka po posūkio, mikriukas važiuoja gan greit, tad manau ne vieną šiek tiek pradeda pykinti nuo tokio važiavimo. Bet vaizdai irgi nerealūs. Paskutinė kelionės atkarpa vietomis primena mirties kelią. Siauras vingiuotas žvyrkelis kurio šalikelė - status skardis. Apie 15.30 pasiekam tikslą, o nuo čia dar bent 2,5 val. ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu April 21st 2013

Today we started our 4 day/ 3 night trek through SAS travel. Nice early morning pick up from out hotel and then on to the starting point of the trail for us. Our guides (Eddie, Oscar, and JC) were awesome for the whole trek and would really recommend SAS Travel for anyone wanting or planing to do the Inca Trail. The trek was harder than I was expecting but I live at sea level and even though I arrived in Cusco three days early I had been sick the entire time a cold/flu not GI. Actually never got sick in Peru or on the trail). However, that did not stop me from enjoying the trek and seeing the amazing views it has to offer that are out of the way for those traveling by train or ... read more
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu April 11th 2013

We got up around 7.00am, had a quick wash and checked out of our hostel. We made our way to what we were told was a bus station. We turned the corner and were immediately being waved, screamed and shouted at "Ollantaytambo!!!!!!!!!" "15 Soles!!!!!!". One of the quieter guys who was already taking two local women selling fruit and vegetables offered to take us for 10 Soles so we decided to go with him. Once we arrived we had about 1 hour and 30 minutes to kill so had a musli breakfast. After eating we made our way into the station to wait for our Inca Rail train. After some goofing around and Jon doing little dances in his walking boots that he was secretly growing to like the train arrived. The train was really nice ... read more
Jon in His Lovely Walking Boots
First View of Machu Picchu
Jon & Me Machu Picchu

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu March 8th 2013

Today started at 4:30 AM. My hike up Wayna Picchu, also spelled Huayna Picchu, was to start between 7 and 8 AM. They allow 200 people up in that time slot and 200 people up in another slot. I was determined to get up there before the rain. I had a quick breakfast in the hotel and was at the bus stop by 5:20. Heck, I was so early that I was on the 3rd bus up the hill. As we ascended the hill, the sun started coming up and it looked like a nice day. By the time we were waiting for the park to open at 6, it was beautiful. I bolted through the gate like the gazelle that some of my coworkers know so well. Off I went up the steep stone steps, ... read more
Heading up to Machu Picchu
Llama and Wynapicchu in the Background
Andes Mountains

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu February 18th 2013

I have to admit, this is the last entry of our southern hemisphere summer school holidays. For those who follow us....be happy, the emails will not come anymore on a regular basis over the next few months....but trust me, the trips are not over, and yes, we still have a lot of adventures planned ahead of us for the coming months. First act was July to December 2012 in Buenos Aires. Second act was that crazy adventure from December till mid-February around South and North America. Tiffany and Leslie have been back for nearly a week in Buenos Aires, and for them today is the first day of a new school year. On my side, I have finally reached Congo...this time was even more "interesting" than any time before...and quite on the challenging side... So to ... read more
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Matchu Pichu

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu February 16th 2013

We were up at 3am this morning to get a flight to Peru. This is via Houston, so currently hanging out on some uncomfortable chairs before we board in 3 hours time. Arrive into Lima at midnight, then have the fun 6hr wait at the airport for our connection to Cuzco. Going to be a LONG day. Security in San Fran was high for our flight to Houston, but nothing for leaving for Peru?! Perhaps because we have already do e it? Blair a bit concerned for when we re-enter the states that we haven't been stamped to leave. Watch this space :) .... Well we finally made it into Cuzco. Our flight was at 5.20 am. But due to weather (low cloud) we couldnt land. But did have 3 attempts which was terrifying! Even Blair ... read more
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