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A Step or Two in Peru

Visited: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Inca Trail, Machupicchu, Lima.

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Shadow view
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Holly Sitko
Flights back went smooth and our ride was waiting for us at the airport. What a trip! Looking forward to traveling again.
Another look
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Holly Sitko
We hit the local Starbucks! Was able to catch up on communications and did some reading. We decided to walk towards the ocean and continued for three miles along the coast. Surfers and parasails were …
Makayla Restaurant
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Holly Sitko
This was the start of a holiday in Peru, Independence Day. Our flight back to Lima went smooth. While it was nice to be back in civilization it was a bit of a transition from being around so much …
Pan flute player
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Holly Sitko
We met up at Machupicchu for our final tour. Folks speculate about what happened to the Inca’s at Machupicchu. Our tour guide said it was no mystery at all. The king evacuated so the …
Alpaca overload
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Holly Sitko
Excited to see Machupicchu but sad to leave the Andes. I would of liked to go back through the rain forest again! We had eggs, bacon and pancakes for breakfast. Just like the 2,2,2 at home! We …
Finger puppets
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Holly Sitko
We came to Sayaqmarka \"Standing Town\" and wondered through the ceremonial and resting place. Climbed down to the small houses and looked out over the trail. From here Qoncharmarca was in …
Stairs???
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Holly Sitko
This is where the stairs at the beginning of the trip come into play. (Remember the broken elevator) We had 3000 feet to climb and part of that included like 1300 stairs! Good stuff. Climbing stairs …
Tiled hillside
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Holly Sitko
The next morning after breakfast we had time to tour the archaeological site. Wilbur showed us the locations for studying astronomy, summer and winter solis and the sacred fountain. The water system …
Dusk at Cusco
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Holly Sitko
Full day ahead of us. On our way to the Sacred Valley we stopped at the local market for some more shopping. We tried fresh baked empanada. Yummy! After the market we drove to an Alpaca farm to see …
Live music
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Holly Sitko
We took the bus ride of our life to get us to the starting point for the rapids trip. Our driver was a level 4-5! When we got to the starting point we put on our gear; wetsuits, jackets and helmets. …
Cusco Main Square
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Holly Sitko
Easy flight into Cusco. We were introduced to our guide, Wilbur who took us to our hotel. The Del Prado Inn is right off the main square in Cusco so we were able to catch the parade. Our hotel room …
Hotel view
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Holly Sitko
We arrived in Lima early in the morning. It was 2am or so when we got to Hotel Carmel. We slept a couple of hours and were ready for breakfast by 5:30am. Pick up was at 6am and we were on our way to …

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