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An Incan Adventure

An amazing adventure paragliding over Lima, a wedding ceremony in Cuzco, hiking to the top of the Andes, Machu Pichu, and sailing Lake Titicaca.

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The lighthouse at Miraflores
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thomas maher
We woke the next morning after a much needed night's sleep to begin our boat trip to the Uros Floating Islands. Boarding a craft that was obscenely large and well equipped for our small crew of …
View down on the Pacific
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thomas maher
The night before in Aguas Calientes, we had drunken heartily to both celebrate and mourn the loss of our friend Juan who had to return to Cusco to monitor the upcoming elections. It was a moment we …
Sailing high in the skies above Lima
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thomas maher
I liken the train ride to Machu Picchu with one of my favorite children's books The Polar Express wherein a small select group of children are hustled out of their homes late in the night by an old …
Me esposa paragliding over Lima
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thomas maher
Our morning began with a daring hike whose decent would cover 5,000 feet along a narrow footpath. Looking down upon the village of Lamay my legs began to tremble and shake while my mind swam in …
Sandy lounging at Lovers Park in Miraflores
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thomas maher
The next morning at Tauca village we were awoken to a cacophony of donkeys braying, pack horses whinnying and calling out to one another, and a lazy rooster waking well beyond sunrise. A hearty …
Catacombs under the church
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thomas maher
A good night's rest in a beautiful little hotel that overlooked the ruins was just the respite that we needed. After waking early to avoid being caught by the striking villages that would soon block …
Church de San Francisco, Lima
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thomas maher
Spectacular isn't a big enough word to describe rafting down the Urubamba River. Braced on all sides by the dry and dusty peaks of the Andes and lined by the ancient walls and fortresses of the …
New Amigos from Santimos des Jesus, well miss these kids.
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thomas maher
Lima is a beautiful and vibrant city but escaping the crowds for the highlands of Cuzco was a change we were very much looking forward to. Upon arriving at the small airport which sat nestled …
Tom outside of Cathedral de Santo Domingo
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thomas maher
Normally, an airline losing two extra grande cameo duffel bags after a lengthy stop in only one city, would likely send me over the edge of any semblance of human composure. But my surprising …

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