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Machu Picchu and the Galapagos for our 10th Anniversary

Celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in beautiful Peru and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. A trip of a life time!

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Marco, our guide with Wayna Picchu in background
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JULIE BLEAU
We sat down in the plane around 12:30am on June 5th. A little tired, but happy to get back home even though I would stay on vacation longer. “All good time has an end”, I could hear my …
Our very first glimpse of Machu Picchu
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JULIE BLEAU
This morning was the first one where we could sleep-in if we wanted. So at 8am, we got-up, and went for breakfast. At 9am we ordered a taxi and left for the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico), we …
Train to Agua Calientes
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JULIE BLEAU
This morning is our last on-board the Odyssey. Time flies so quickly when you are having fun! I enjoyed a great hearty breakfast before our last tour with Peter. The good-byes of the crew were …
Let the party begin 5pm...in Ollantaytambo til 5am
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JULIE BLEAU
This morning, we leave to visit the giant land turtles. After a 45 minutes bus ride we arrive to the Primicias Ranch: the home of giant land turtles. At the information center, we saw and touched a …
Ollantaytambo and terraces
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JULIE BLEAU
Woke-up early and was laughing at the agitated night the ocean gave us…but we were both feeling fine and rested. Breakfast and off we left for Puerto Villamil where we took an hour-long bus …
Ollantaytambo ruins and city to the left.
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JULIE BLEAU
I woke-up hungry after a great night sleep. Lucky, breakfast was ready. This morning after breakfast, we took the zodiac and headed for the shores of Bartolome Island. That’s it… to …
El Sauce, Ollantaytambo Hotel
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JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up this morning with excitement and anxiety…After breakfast, we put on our patches against seasickness. We were ready to go. Waiting in the lobby, I started to be very nervous as I …
Guinea pigs condos in Calca, Peru
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JULIE BLEAU
At 9am, Anhil our guide for the day, picked-us up. First we drove to the “Reserva Geobotanica Pululahua”, an old volcano transformed into a green valley after several thousand years. …
Pisac, Peru
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JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up early, got breakfast and our lift picked-us up at 7:30am. Our flight from Cuzco to Lima went well. At our arrival, nobody was there to direct us and we ended up getting lost in the …
Terraces and mountains in Pisac, Peru
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JULIE BLEAU
Waking up at the Sanctuary Lodge, by Machu Picchu was a luxury we loved. We had planned to sleep up to 6:30am, but the buses were already arriving and excitement in me made me get up at 5:40am. We …
Terraces of Pisac-Peru
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JULIE BLEAU
It rained all night and still we can hear the rain this morning. Ah well, that’s why all is green and lush around here. My husband and I put on our raincoats and head-up for breakfast. Buffet …
A delicious potato appetizer at Ami Manera Restaurant-Cuzco
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JULIE BLEAU
We left with our guide Marco to the Ollantaytambo bus-train station. Since January 2010’s mud slides, some bus transportation is available to visitors to access the train station some 30 …
Magnificient Inka wall on the Sun Palace foundation in Cuzco
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JULIE BLEAU
We left around 9am to Pisac. On our way we saw magnificent landscapes, mountains, met a man with his two llamas. This man had a positive energy and splendid smile. We stop for a little snack. On …
Us in front of huge rock in Sacsayhuaman-Cuzco
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JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up at 6am and went to have breakfast. Nice little buffet with pastries, eggs, all sorts of tea including mate de coca (coca tea). Having read that coca tea is very helpful for high …
Convent de Santo Domingo, Cuzco
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JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up at 6am and went to have breakfast. Nice little buffet with pastries, eggs, all sorts of tea including mate de coca (coca tea). Having read that coca tea is very helpful for high …
Cuzco and Plaza de Armas
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JULIE BLEAU
After months of preparation and days of packing, we are finally ready to go. It’s 3am and the alarm clock goes off. We are both awake and excited to go. My husband had cereals and orange …

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