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Young at Heart Adventuring

We journey into the beauty and history of the Inca Valley and Machu Picchu, learning about the peoples of Peru, their cultures and the way it shaped their land.

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A sunny Sunday in Cusco.
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Linda Pils
Last night we said our good-byes to new found friends, dining together and trying not to think of a former kindergarten class pet, order the cuy on the menu to share. I don't know if it really …
It's not hard to meet new friends in Peru.
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Linda Pils
This morning we have time to explore the town, take a hike or return to Machu Picchu, it is sunny and warm. Chuck goes up to the mountain, I hike and bird watch and explore. There are feeding …
The Presidential Palace and government buildings.
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Linda Pils
Our alarms were set for 5:00 am, but I awake earlier, too excited about the day ahead to sleep longer. We are taking the early train to Agua Caliente, the destination town to Machu Picchu. The …
The Peruvian flag is very distinctive.
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Linda Pils
Strike day, so we stay in Cusco until early evening, a great opportunity to visit the archeological sites close by. Today we learned that the Incas knew all about geometry and knew how to use it. …
There are many cool dudes in Lima.
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Linda Pils
We learn that tomorrow will be a strike day, these days are set up way in advance, stopping traffic on different roadways, so we will be flexible. Marco has changed some of our travel from tomorrow …
One of the many architecturally beautiful churches in Lima
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Linda Pils
Cusco is both a modern and ancient city, but above all, it is charming. And, at 11,200 feet above sea level, it is also a city of deep breaths as well as entrancing vistas. Our hotel, the Marquesas …
Influence of Incas on Catholic church architecture.
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Linda Pils
It was our 40th anniversary. "I'd like to go somewhere romantic," I said. "How about Italy?" "Let's save Italy until we're old," said my husband, Chuck. "Let's go …

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