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South America » Peru » Puno » Puno March 8th 2015

Llegamos a Puno, Perú, a orillas del lago Titicaca, pequeña ciudad con su propio encanto..... Nos alojamos en un hotel cerca a la plaza de armas.... Planeamos para ir al día siguiente a dos sitios arqueológicos ubicados en los pueblos de Taraco y Sillustani. En la mañana temprano salimos al primer destino Taraco, ir en un bus a la ciudad de Juliaca y de ahí tomar otro transporte al pueblito de Taraco... Este remoto y aislado sitio, esta fuera de cualquier lupa turística en el Perú, pero allí en la plaza principal esta el museo arqueológico, la casa de decenas de estatuas en piedra talladas por los antiguos.... Al llegar al pueblo nos enteramos que ese día (sábado en la mañana) no había servicio y el museo, así como las oficinas de la alcaldía estaban cerradas.... ... read more
Monolitos museo taraco
Chullpas de Sillustani
Chullpas de Sillustani

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco March 5th 2015

As we were jumping on the train on our way to Aquas Calientes ( Machu Picchu) we meet a great family from Seattle. Kevin, Melissa and Maya. It was great chatting and hanging out on the train and dinner that night! It reminds me how wonderful it is to meet people and listening to their stories and make a connection!... read more

South America » Peru » Lima February 26th 2015

We been on vacation! took several busses south to Paracas. Sadly, we werent being good travellers, but were acting like travellers! we pu tour bag in the overseat storage, and it was gone an hour later. Lost some good stuff, but we got over it, bought another camera, and went on. We arrived in a vicous sand storm, unusually bad for them. we had to hunker down in our hotel room both afternoons, and when it was over , near sunset, everyone was cleaning up like after a snowstorm. but sunset was great, dinner was fantastic, ceviche, seafood, and people watching on a lovely oceanside boardwalk. Trip to Islas Ballestas the next day was a treat, with very powerful boats of 35 people each. Saalions, gorgeous scenery, birds, and more birds including sealions. and we saw ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima February 20th 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 Today is our last day of our wonderful Trafaglar Tour, last night in Cuzco. So sad. Unfortunately all good things to come to an end. Todd woke up at 5:00 am to work on checking school stuff and responding to email, he also type of some of the blog. Cindy and I ate breakfast at 8:00ish this morning, we needed to get back to our room to make sure our luggage is in the hall by 8:40 am. Not sure I mention this before but since we have to give up regular luggage at the Sonesta hotel on Tuesday, when arrive this hotel, Novotel Cuzco, our luggage was waiting for us at this hotel, in our assignment room on Wednesday evening. I have to admit, I was a little nervous, however Trafaglar ... read more
Cindy and I in from of the Museum Larco
Grounds at the Museum Larco

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco February 19th 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Today we needed to wake up earlier to eat breakfast and meet our tour guide at 8:30 am for a walking and bus tour of Cuzco this morning. Breakfast was good this morning. The buffet had pancakes (super small with jam), mini quiches, eggs, and various breads. At 8:30 am we meet our tour guide in the hotel lobby to visit several sites. We left the hotel at 8:35 am and walked about 5 blocks to our first stop, Santo Domingo Convent. Before entering the convent, our tour guide pointed out the original Inca wall construction. This construction showed that the outer part of the wall is built going inward. This is built to protect the walls from earth movement. The tour guide spent a great deal of time explaining the construction ... read more
Inca wall construction in Cuzco
Santo Domingo Convent
Santo Domingo Convent

South America » Peru » Cusco » Sacred Valley February 18th 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Todd woke up at 5:00 am and went to the lobby of our hotel in Machu Picchu, El Mapi. Today we have a little free time in the morning. Cindy and I ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant around 8:00 am. The breakfast was pretty good at this hotel, however the selection of items was much less than other hotels, but still good. One thing that was awesome about the breakfast was the large glass window with an awesome view of part of the Andes. Probably one of the top best breakfast views, next to the Marriott Hotel in Budapest overlooking at the Castle District. Following breakfast we went to the hotel lobby and worked on the computers. Cindy Skyped and Todd worked on his blog. We needed to have our overnight ... read more
The town of Machu Picchu
The town of Machu Picchu
The town of Machu Picchu

South America » Peru » Lima February 17th 2015

a few shots of our lives this month... read more

South America » Peru » Lima February 17th 2015

We have started our first project. First it was necessary to fight our way out of Lima. There are no lanes apparently, though they are clearly marked, the taxi drivers ignore them completely. I have returned to my habit of closing my eyes every time a collision seems unavoidable, and that seems to do the trick. All is well when I open them again. We left Lima and the road began to climb into the impossibly dry, dusty, rocky landscape around us. The pavement was certainly worse as we progressed, and the government has thoroughly solved the problem of speeding by using speed bumps lavishly. It’s hard to believe people can live in this arid landscape, but they do. On every horrifically unfriendly rockpile of a mountain, small wooden crates testify to people needing a place ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima February 17th 2015

okay hopefully photos... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu February 17th 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 We were up and at them starting at 6:30 am. There was a light rain and cool temperatures this morning. It was warm clothing day. Our luggage needed to be outside our room by 7:00 am. The luggage situation was a little tricky today. We were not allowed to bring our large luggage with us for the next few days; rather this luggage was being shipped to our Cuzco hotel for our arrival in two days. The only items were allowed to bring with us for the next few days was small carryon items. This was tricky initially trying to figure this out, however we did. We ended up bringing our two back packs and three Trafaglar bags we received when we started our tour. Basically we packed an overnight bag(s). We ... read more
Urubamba Village
Urubamba Village Mountain side
Urubamba Village - Home Visit

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