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Peru Adventure

We took a fabulous vacation to Peru and spent time at Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Trekked in the Andes, went to Machu Picchu, and the Amazon Rain-forest. What an incredible time!

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Long nosed bats
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Jenna Bullis
Today we said goodbye to the jungle and returned to Lima for a day before heading home to San Francisco. On our way back to the main river we managed to see a group of Howler Monkeys, a Black …
canoe transport to the lodge
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Jenna Bullis
Another early start to the day, we were on the canoe by 5:30 am paddling across the lake to hike to a special Macaw area. Much of the the lake area is made up of Mauritia Palm trees which produce …
Seen on our night walk
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Jenna Bullis
We got up at 5 am and were on the water in our canoe by 5:45. Our goal was to see the Giant River Otters so we headed towards their den. Sure enough, just as we got here they were waking up and …
Macaws!
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Jenna Bullis
Today we went to the Cusco airport to fly to Puerto Maldonado which is in the Amazon jungle. Our final destination is Lake Sandoval Lodge which is know for a family of Giant River Otters who live in …
Lake Sandoval Lodge
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Jenna Bullis
Today was a quiet day. We got up and went to a small but well done museum about Machu Picchu which had really interesting photos from when it was first discovered and restoration had just begun. …
Lake Sandoval lodge, perfect place to hang
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Jenna Bullis
Today is MachuPicchu day! We had to wake up at 4 am to get to the train station in Ollantaytambo and rode about 1:40 to the town of Aguas Calientes. By the time we got there it was raining but we …
Red coral trees
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Jenna Bullis
The next day I was indeed feeling slightly better, still not eating much but less congested and I had a better attitude. We hiked from 9,000 feet to 11,000 feet up to the rock quarry on the opposite …
sadly we have to head home
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Jenna Bullis
The next morning we woke up to rain. We got out of the tent, looked up, and just above us was snow. Uh oh, this doesn't look so good. We waited for awhile but it never let up, and since we were …
We surprised a HUGE Caiman!
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Jenna Bullis
We began the day by visiting the ruins right next to Ollantaytambo which included the most beautiful fountain and an area speculated to be a type of hospital. Afterwards we drove just outside of …
Sunset on Lake Sandoval
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Jenna Bullis
Today we toured the “Sacred Valley” which includes many small towns with interesting historic sites. On the way there we stopped at Awankancha, a conservation project to save the native …
Aguas Calientes
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Jenna Bullis
Today we hiked with our guide, Juan all over Cusco. And I do mean all over, Juan estimated we walked about 7 miles. It was 7 miles of one incredible site after another, our heads are swirling with …
Aguas Calientes
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Jenna Bullis
Today we take a large comfy tour bus to Cusco and stop along the way at various points of interest. There are 2 couples on the bus who were also on our islands tour so it was nice to see them again. …
Inside Ritas house
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Jenna Bullis
This morning we had breakfast with our family then headed to the dock for the next leg of our trip. A 30 minute boat ride away was Taqulie island. It was another hour long hike uphill to the town …
Uros Islands
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Jenna Bullis
I woke up this morning to find Grant had been suffering all night with altitude sickness, headache, inability to sleep, and finally nausea. I headed down to the front desk to explain. "No …
Altitude sickness strikes!
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Jenna Bullis
Here's todays lesson on Peru. Peru is the 3rd largest country in South America, 27 million people live here (9 million in Lima alone). The official languages are Spanish and Quechua. Over half …
local band at Juliaca Airport
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Jenna Bullis
We dropped our dog off at my mom’s house and headed to the airport Tuesday night. The airline had instructed us to be there 3 hours before our 1:30 am flight, but we were excited, and early. …

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