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South America » Peru » Arequipa » Arequipa July 10th 2006

Here we are in Arequipa, deciding our next route. Should we go north or south? In the meantime, thought we´d play catch up and send a few photos on before we travel to the Colca Canyon for the next two days. Best wishes to all.... read more
Cusco central
Cusco street
Horseback ride

South America » Peru » Arequipa » Arequipa July 7th 2006

Our 10 hour train trip from Cusco to Puno was just great! You´d think 10 hours would be a long, long day but it was thoroughly enjoyable and the scenery was spectacular. Something like the wild,wild west. The train consisted of 3 cars for 1st class and 2 cars tourist class and an observation car with bar. Our seats were two big straight back comfy chairs set before a raised table for our lunch service and a great view from the wide windows to our left. We calculated we traveled the 250 miles at 25 miles per hour! The lunch was great. By the way, as the lunch appetizer, I chose the tomato soup, and Dennis ordered the roast alpaca. It was prepared as thinly sliced pieces of medium rare meat with a sweet potato puree. ... read more
Mtn view
the site

South America » Peru » Cusco » Ollantaytambo July 1st 2006

Hello everyone Thanks so much for your comments. This is such a fun way to stay in touch and allows you to travel with us if you like. After a week in Cusco, we made our way to the Sacred Valley. This is an area about an hour or so north of Cuzco which follows the Urubamba river and is rich in Inca sites, for example Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo and finally Machu Picchu. Now out of Cusco, we have dropped in altitude although we had adjusted well while there. We stayed a few nights in the town of Urumbamba as we thought it was a good jumping off point. The town is a bit dusty as it´s very dry here and many of the buildings are made of adobe bricks. However, once we step into an ... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco June 17th 2006

Well, we´re happy to be back in Cusco after our first visit in 1997. We flew Lima to Cusco on Thursday afternoon and have been taking it easy acclimatizing to the altitude at 10,000 feet. Not to mention our little hotel is on a hill above the city square, so we´ve been getting our excercise to make up for the hours sitting in the plane. We have a nice basic, clean hotel, with a sunny courtyard and small restaurant. Of course we had the cocoa tea on arrival to help with the altitude. The days are bright with the intense sun and the evenings are quite cool. The city is very easy to walk, so we´ve been exploring on foot. Plenty of travelers from all over here visiting the city, planning treks on the Machu Pichu ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Bend June 12th 2006

Finally have gotten through the moving and packing phase, and ready for our travels. We fly from Portland on Wednesday morning to Lima, and into Cusco on Thursday morning. Looking forward to the travels ahead and keeping you posted. Nancy & Dennis ... read more

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