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El Viaje de Peru 2012

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Wandering around the Sacred Valley
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Jim Sullivan
The hike up Huyana Picchu and extra morning at the city was very special. We returned to Aguas Calientes after another hair raising bus ride. We were in the last seat of the bus. Yes, we squeezed …
The market in Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
Once again it was early to rise in order to catch a first bus. We had tickets to ascend Huayna Picchu and as the weather cooperated the mountain beckoned. Juan would lead Jill and Melissa to the …
The local market in Cusco
Author
Jim Sullivan
The food on our trip had been so healthy; we knew our senses would be ready for this day. Adventure Life had all of the tickets once again, and we were the early birds for the bus. We loaded …
Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
We awakened in La Playa also known as Sahuayaco or Sawayaco. Juan had arranged for a transport to carry us to the train station past Hidroelectrica and then into Aguas Calientes. It was a beautiful …
A Peruvian woman on the streets of Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
Awakening in Ccolpapampa was a dream. The light breeze wisk the misty atmosphere in swirls, the rooster was announcing the day like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, our bodies remembered the trek …
With our guide in Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
The Salkantay Pass loomed about 2500 vertical feet above us and was the topic of our conversation. There was no turning back as Aurelio had already departed, and our emergency horse was turned back …
Beautiful flowers in Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
The second trek on Salkantay would take us to the pass just above 15,000 feet. It required a five hour car shuttle through beautiful mountain scenery then up through the lofty town of Mollepata at …
Exploring the streets of Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
''Good Morning,'' Marcelino said as he delivered our tent side coca leaf tea. It didn't take long for us to develop this new habit! Then it was only ten minutes later that he returned with a basin of …
The city of Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
Early morning Ollantaytumbo is quiet. Uniformed children are beginning to walk to school, vendors are setting up food tables, and travelers are beginning to orient themselves to their busses or the …
Square in Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
Our wonderful chauffer Aurelio and Juan gathered us up with our hiking gear and backpacks to launch the next portion of our adventure. We traveled along, stopping at a llama and vicuna farm that had …
Greeting the locals on the streets
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Jim Sullivan
The buffet breakfast of fresh and native fruits and bread as well as other traditional delights was a great preparation for our hiking day with Juan Barrios our guide for the remainder of the trip. …
Neighborhood of Cusco
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Jim Sullivan
Taypikala Hotel Cusco, Cusco We awakened early in order to enjoy the incredible breakfast buffet and head toward our 8:00am flight to Cusco. Double checking our hidden passport pouches, securing our …
Centennial
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Jim Sullivan
Our plans, hopes and dreams were about to begin as the wheels touched down on a stary night in Lima, Peru. Oh, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado were hours behind us, our fitness training was over and …

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