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My Dream Trip to Machu Picchu

My Dream Trip to Machu Picchu: After months of planning and years of dreaming, my grandson, Zed, and I left the Austin airport around noon on Monday, July 12th, for Peru. It was a wonderful trip with no disappointments. Now, where am I going next?

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Machu Picchu!
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Sandra Woerner
Our evening meal on the flight was not too bad. I don't think Zed ate. This time the sound system on my seat worked and I watched a couple of movies. We landed in Houston about 6:30 AM. We had a …
Creek through Ollantaytambo
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Sandra Woerner
I slept a little better that night and I got up around 7 am, dressed and went to drink some coca tea and check my email. We were not leaving until noon so I let Zed sleep a little later than usual. …
Streets of Ollantaytambo
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Sandra Woerner
Our two river guides, Gilber and Eduardo, along with our driver, Jose picked us up about 9 AM at our hotel and drove us for two hours to our starting place on the river. We stopped at a small store …
Fountain for ritual bathing
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Sandra Woerner
We had all decided the previous day to hire a driver to take us to Pisac and surrounding areas. Zed and I met Santiago in the plaza by the church . A couple of the members of the other family were …
face on the mountain at Ollantaytambo
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Sandra Woerner
I awoke to the sound of rain at two in the morning. It sounded wonderful against the greenery outside our room, but I was afraid it would ruin our morning on Machu Picchu. I did not sleep much that …
Herbe and Zed at Salinas
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Sandra Woerner
After breakfast, we walked to the train station and boarded for the two hour journey to Aguas Calientes. The Urubamba River ran alongside the railroad tracks and the mountains were on either side of …
Salt Flats
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Sandra Woerner
When Herbe came to pick us up there was a parade of protesters(workers) marching in the streets. We had to wait a few minutes before our driver could get the van through the streets. We were going to …
Moray
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Sandra Woerner
Our flight to Cusco was at 9:30 AM so we awoke early and ate a good breakfast and walked back across the street to go through security and board our Lan flight to Cusco. We were met by a …
Zed at Moray
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Sandra Woerner
After months of planning and years of dreaming, my grandson, Zed, and I left the Austin airport around noon on Monday, July 12th. The flight to Houston was short and we had a couple hours layover …

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