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Two weeks in Peru

From the highs of Cusco to the depths of the jungle, this trip was one of the best of my entire life. The pictures tell a better story than I ever could.

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Sunflowers on the hill
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John Keller
Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, walk to the ocean cliff, Parque Kennedy, pedestrian shopping area, and the catacombs made for a final day before heading back to NY. If you speak just a little Spanish …
Location, location location!
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John Keller
Back in Lima to rest and settle back into the return home. Still have enough energy to walk around the busy streets and sidewalk markets, though! Did I buy souvenirs? What do YOU think? :-) Hard to …
Yours truly on the edge
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John Keller
Today we saw more insects, birds, and the giant otters ... along with a wonderful sunset set to the sound of 100's of croaking frogs and the splashes of fish feeding on insects. The night canoe trip …
Follow the leader!
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John Keller
Absolutely gorgeous setting and SPECTACULAR night hike for insect and frog lovers. I think the squirrel monkeys are putting on a show just for us - they are everywhere! Most adorable creatures you …
A local man knits in the market
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John Keller
Very hot, but lots of things to see ... and hear. Howler monkeys at night and spectacular macaws by day. Morning and afternoon hikes are great - but the night hike - OMG!!! Midday is perfect for a …
A farmer walks his sheep through the terrace
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John Keller
We crossed into Bolivia after a long ride on the boat. Arriving at camp in the dark was amazing!! There's a small military outpost where you can get your passport stamped. Cool. All the …
Our little buddy
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John Keller
Feeling adventurous? Climb Putukusi mountain, but read about it first. One of the nearly-vertical ladders has 178 steps. It's a strenuous 2-hr hike to 1100m, from which point you look across (and …
A trip across the countryside
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John Keller
A free box lunch and glorious views of the glaciers and the white water on the trip to Aguas Calientes. Wow! Spent a day climbing and reclimbing the stairs, and finally found "the spot" …
Puma foot in stone
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John Keller
Altitude sickness turned out to be nothing more than one day of mild headache and some loss of appetite, but even with that, I couldn't resist roasted guinea pig, as I mentioned earlier. I'd call it …
A child and his dog
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John Keller
The colors of the clothing, sky, and landscapes are fascinating. The people are remarkably friendly, and each day is better than the last. Amazing. Great fun to meander through a bountiful and …
Many children have this ruddy-faced skin
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John Keller
Hint: take the bus up to the very top and hike down, then hit the market for lunch and return bus home. A GREAT day. Bus ride to and from passes through twisty, hilly terrain with some breathtaking …
Fountain in Cusco
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John Keller
Thank goodness for mate de coca and our tremendous guide, Vidal. I walked right past the oxygen station in the airport - I probably will take a few breaths on my next visit. The effects of altitude …
Fountain in Cusco
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John Keller
Tired, excited ... the usual. The company did a great job of getting us squared away in our hotel in Miraflores. First order of business was to walk around town and find some food, and a pisco …

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