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Machu Picchu Travels: I still haven't left Peru.

Peru was the first place I've ever visited that I didn't want to leave...and I place that I can't wait to return.

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An education in the Inca history of corn and potatos.
Author
Mary Schlicht
The flights home from Lima seemed to slip by in a dream. I couldn’t wait to return home to tell everyone about this grand adventure and about the insights I’ve gained from my travel to …
Loved watching these two chase eachother around in Pisac.
Author
Mary Schlicht
Visiting Lima was quite a contrast from the quiet villages I loved in the Sacred Valley. Lima provided all of the hustle and bustle a big city has to offer, and again, we enjoyed our day to explore …
Nature and construction united.
Author
Mary Schlicht
We opted out of the optional tour this final day (our financial resources were getting pretty tight), so that we could spend time “alone” among the “local tourists” who have …
Children playing on the trail up to Pisac.
Author
Mary Schlicht
Opting for a second day at Machu Picchu provided us the opportunity to explore this mystifying place on our own. Having done my own research on Machu Picchu, I wanted to seek out some of the sights …
Many of the peoples of Peru captured my heart.
Author
Mary Schlicht
Boarding the train to Machu Picchu felt like a step back in time. I felt like I should be wearing a vintage wide-brimmed hat while being escorted by a pair of English Wolfhounds. There really is no …
Views from our side-trip to the llama farm.
Author
Mary Schlicht
Traveling through the Sacred Valley really helped to put this whole region into perspective. I quickly became thankful that this is the format to which this trip was established because it allowed …
A drop everything for this picture photo of the Plaza.
Author
Mary Schlicht
I quickly became intoxicated with Cuzco and all of the sights and sounds of this amazing city. We arrived just days before the Inti Raymi festivities, but the city was already bustling with parades …
My regrets for having not purchased a bird whistle here.
Author
Mary Schlicht
Anticipation…mixed with a full day of flying can produce amazing butterflies in ones stomach. Fortunately, I was able to convince all of my butterflies to fly in one direction; and they …

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