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Most Magnificent Pair: Manu and Machu Picchu

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one of the cutest llamas
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Cathy Bach
What a wonderful last day, filled with amazing sights and fun adventures. *Qorikancha - Temple of the Moon. On the way there we saw police men dressed up in crazy costumes with whips, to prevent …
the huge spider right over my head in the dugout canoe
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Cathy Bach
Left at 7am to go back to Machu Picchu. Climbed to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) - a beautiful hike with great views the whole way up (600ft) and the whole way down. Sat in solitude at the top for a …
A challenge for those with vertigo
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Cathy Bach
Left on the 8am train for Machu Picchu. It was fun to take a motorcycle car station (a motorcycle with top and back seat) to the train station. Absolutely spectacular 1 and a half hour train ride, …
the crazy hoatzin
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Cathy Bach
Got to sleep in til 6:30 - WOW! Left for our next adventure with a new group of people - 3 school teachers. First stopped at a llama farm/weaving cooperative, where we saw lots of varieties of …
just an average size tree!
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Cathy Bach
Breakfast at 5, then boat for 3 hours, car for an hour and a half, another short boat ride, and another car ride for 2 and a half hours --- all to get to the airport. Very hot and tired by the time …
one of the many strange insects
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Cathy Bach
Breakfast at 5am, then left at 5:30 in boat for the oxbow lake - 20 minutes down the river, then a 10-minute walk to the lake. Went on a catamaran (2 dug-out canoes with platform and folding chairs …
Those blue-headed parrots sure love clay
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Cathy Bach
Left at 5:15am. Short boat ride and walk to the macaw and parrot clay lick - amazing numbers (thousands and that is not an exaggeration) of parrots came first to feed on the clay on the bank. When …
Sunrise on the Madre de Dios
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Cathy Bach
I'm now under the cozy mosquito netting listening to amazing frog calls and trying to write in candlelight, without the candle burning up the mosquito netting! What a full day! The howlers woke us …
Squabbling scarlet macaws
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Cathy Bach
Left at 9:30am for another 3 hours in the van - even more muddy and more trucks today. Stopped at a coca farm. Then got to the port to start our dug-out canoe ride at 12:30. It was raining and …
Hear no evil, see no evil
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Cathy Bach
I'm laying in bed writing by candlelight listening to the sounds of the cloud forest. What an incredible 10.5 hour drive from Cusco to Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge. A little scary with 5,000' drop offs, …

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