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The Secret Ingredient-Human Blood!!!

October 4th 2012
Never have I been so grateful to have visited a place in my life. Cusco is the place tourists go to get acclimatised to altitude before trekking to Machu Picchu. A few weeks prior to leaving for Peru our doctor told Nikki and I to cancel our trip. We had both been ill for three months with whooping cough and I had also developed pneumonia as a complication due to a late diagnosis of whoopi ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
24th November 2014

What a man!
Bravo for not being a cactus weenie--and how great that you had a proper reward! So glad that you discovered the beauty of one of my fave cities--I spent four months there last year. Good luck with the altitude and the trail--it's all at a lower elevation than Cusco and the first day isn't so difficult. Best wishes! Also, I'm in Arequipa--if you come, I can give you a tour! Come on down!

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