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Islands and Incas Adventure

My friend Margy and I embarked on our first trip together. We loved Peru and had a great time in the Galapagos!

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The Sacred Valley
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Courtney Jordan
Had an early flight so, were at the airport around 4am. Of course, my bag gets chosen to get inspected. It smelled horrible! I had my water shoes in a plastic bag and since it was so humid, they …
Machu Picchu
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Courtney Jordan
Woke up to roosters right next to our hotel on the Galapagos this morning. Just had to laugh about it. Bus picked us up and took us back to the airport. We found the passport stamp there and got …
With a local child
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Courtney Jordan
Got off the boat today and hiked a little on Frigate Hill. We were all hot and just wanted to get to where we could swim but, Luis kept stopping and telling us about some political type issues....we …
Exploring the area with an alpaca
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Courtney Jordan
Woke up at like 5am today...yes, 5am. Got into the zodiac and hiked to the top of Bartolome Island. We had to walk on these wooden platforms, as the island is all ash. Was a good hike up and the …
Exploring the area with an alpaca
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Courtney Jordan
Woke up today to a great breakfast and Darwin Bay on Genovesa. I dropped my camera right when we were boarded the zodiac and the zoom broke on deck...ugh! The rest of the time I had to use my …
Ruins of Peru
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Courtney Jordan
Woke up and had breakfast at the hotel before flying to Galapagos today. As Margy was walking out of our room she was looking at the hotel's pet bunny in the courtyard and she tripped and wiped …
Enjoying the evening
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Courtney Jordan
We flew to Quito and after dropping off our bags, had a city tour. Our guide was a little new and had this great laugh. We went down to the historic district and saw a few churches and squares. We …
Overlooking Cusco
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Courtney Jordan
Today was the big day. We got our sack lunches and made our way back to Saqsaywaman for the festivities. It was packed! Very colorful and interesting. We were really hoping that there was not …
Saqsaywaman ruins
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Courtney Jordan
Took train back to Ollantaytambo and got back on the bus. We ended up in the back (again) somehow but, oh well. Continued on to Moray, which was amazing to see and learn about. Juan Carlos showed …
Cuy - Guinea Pig
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Courtney Jordan
Today we were either free to go back to Machu Picchu or walk around. My feet were killing me from my new hiking boots so, I put on my flip flops and we walked around and went to the market. We …
In front of our hotel
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Courtney Jordan
Woke up really early and climbed like 200 steps up the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Learned that this is the place that "El Dorado" is based off of. Views were awesome and due to the vernal …
Exploring sunny Quito
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Courtney Jordan
Today we left most of our bags and just took things for a few days. Went into the Sacred Valley and started out at the Llama Learning Center. Learned the difference between llamas and alpacas and …
Plaza de Armas in Quito
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Courtney Jordan
We visted Saqsaywaman today and learned about how they believe the rocks/boulders were moved. Amazing! We also visted 2 other sites near here and I have forgotten their names. One of them had …
Plaza de Armas in Quito
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Courtney Jordan
Had breakfast in Lima and met our group. Went back to airport and found a store to buy saline and a contact case. One of the members of our group bought some coca candy. I took a piece and honestly …
Overlooking Quito
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Courtney Jordan
We arrived in Lima pretty late. Found our driver and were a little freaked out going to the hotel. It was so dark! Got to hotel, checked in and went to sleep. Our room smelled like cat pee, which …

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