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Peru trip 2010! Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and more

Our Peru travels took us from Lake Titicaca to the Sacred Valley and the fantastic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. We finished our Peru trip with a few days in Cusco. Good people, great food, inspiring culture and unforgettable landscape.

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First Incan computer monitor
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Lynessa Nelson
We arrived into Lima in the afternoon and were met by our local office and Milagros the owner. She took us to a wonderful restaurant on the waterfront in the Miraflores. We sampled the ceviche and …
Incan symbol carved into the stone foundation
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning we got up and realized it was almost time to head home. We gathered our bags and went down to the complimentary breakfast at the hotel's dining room. It as an extensive breakfast with …
Such precision even in the corners
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning Ayul took us to the local market where we saw all the traditional foods and goods that Peruvians barter and buy. My favorite find was a tincture "para hacer el exito" to make …
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning Matt and the other gentleman in our group got up at 4am to hike Wayna Picchu with Ayul. There was only 200 passes allowed to get into the second stop inside Machu Picchu so they had to …
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Lynessa Nelson
We rose early again this morning and Ayul gave us a tour of the Ollantaytambo ruins before anyone else was around. I loved that he took us to the ruins during these times because later I saw groups …
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Lynessa Nelson
Today was wonderful! We met up with the rest of our tour group, a young man and woman, in the hotel lobby. Along the way to the Sacred Valley we stopped to look at how they make the famous Peruvian …
Ollantaytambo ruins
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Lynessa Nelson
Last night when we checked into the hotel - the local tour office brought us our tickets for the bus ride to Cusco. They also had us fill out an evaluation of the Titicaca experience which I thought …
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Lynessa Nelson
The next day we say goodbye to our host family :( and motor on to the Taquile Island. We walk around the island with our guide and group then have lunch on the top looking out over the Lake …
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Lynessa Nelson
Friday - After only 2 hours of sleep with we stagger out of our hotel room in a rush at 2:45am to catch our 4:00am flight to Juliaca. Our alarm didn't wake us at 1:30am as planned. We race across …
Dinner in Ollantaytambo
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Lynessa Nelson
Thursday - Finally made in to Lima this evening after a horrible layover in Orlando. Spent the night there after 2 planes failed on us with an emergency landing. Ready for some sleep at this time. …
Views of the Sacred Valley
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Lynessa Nelson
Four hours of driving, three hours of sleep, two lattes down and we are lifting off from the Spokane airport on the way to our first adventure in Peru! As the plane's wheels come off the ground, …

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