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Sep 17, 2013 - Second week

Hverdagen er ved at indfinde sig her, jeg har vænnet mig til temperatursvingningerne, konstant at snakke to fremmedsprog, højden og maden. I dag var det meget varmt, solen er meget stærk og der er ikke særlig meget vind. Jeg var på opdagelse i de øvre dele af Cusco bag ved katedralen med Mary Kate, min veninde som jeg arbejder sammen med på mit placement. Man skal op af nogle trapper, men der er nogle rigtig fine udsigtspunkter. Arkitekturen er blandet, nogle gange ser man hvide bygninger med blå skodder som i Sydeuropa ovenpå store sten...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Market day and pictures of my house

Her er lidt billeder fra det sted jeg bor. Lige nu er vi kun to frivillige men der kommer fem eller seks nye i morgen. I dag har jeg været på et marked for lokale, der er hver lørdag, det er kæmpestort og kaotisk og man kan købe stort set alt; fødevarer, tøj, elektronik, bøger. Det var min ven Michael fra mit arbejde som tog mig med. Jeg blev introduceret til to nye typer frugt, pepino og granadilla, hvoraf det sidste viste sig at være frisk passionsfrugt!! Mega lækkert. Først gik vi igennem nogle gader hvor folk sad med poser og papkasser...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Third day in Cusco

Indtil jeg får min egen dumme computer til at ville virke med internettet kommer der ikke nogle billeder op. Men jeg vil alligevel lige beskrive hvordan her er. Jeg arbejder for en organisation der hedder Maximo Nivel, og jeg sidder lige nu ved en af deres computere. I går var jeg for første gang ude det sted jeg skal arbejde, det er et sted hvor voksne kan få engelskundervisning for 5 soles om måneden (det er 10 kr). De fleste af dem der kommer er unge i tyverne der arbejder i turistbrachen, og de er rigtig søde. Man kommer helt ind under...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Cusco, I love you

We made the journey up 3 400m to Cusco. My view of Peru has been transformed. Cusco is a cobbled stone path, quaint city (I believe the 3rd biggest in Peru). On the journey the Australian´s on our tour were quick to point out the likeness of the local trees to their gum tree. Also like australia the land is very dry. I tend to hold my breath when walking close to the curb since the smell of silage from the drains tends to linger. On the side walk we commonly are greated by a dog that tends to be content roaming. The people- what a delight,...

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Kiwi Peru Explorer

Aug 13, 2013 - On to Cusco

We left Puno for Cusco. Along the way we stopped at Pukara to walk through some Inca Ruins. We arrived at Cusco fairly late and were unable to get any real pictures in the evening. Cusco is really cool. It has a main square and a lot of restaurants and shops. So far, this has been our favorite city.

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Jul 23, 2013 - Machu Piccu

Our day started at four in the morning when i had to get up to start the hike up to Machu Piccu. My mother and Aunt decided that driving up in a bus sounded much more pleasing than a grueling strait up hike. I joined the group in the lobby at 4:30 and we left the hotel into the dark morning. The disco bar we saw last night was still going strong at this early hour. It took half an hour to get out of the town and to the trailhead. Our passports and tickets to Machu Piccu were shown to security to get onto the trail. Once we all passed...

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Jul 22, 2013 - Salkantay Trek, Day 4

The plan for day four was to drive half an hour to skip three hours of sightless hiking and we executed the plan with no flaws. The drive went past a few interesting water falls, but nothing too exiting. The lunch stop was a rail road side shack that let our cooks use it's kitchen. Lunch was good and quick and we were on the road within half an hour. The beginning of the hike started going strait up in a forest but instantly flattened out. We were walking right along the train tracks, heading for our final spot. A town outside of Machu...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Salkantay Trek, Day 3

The roosters woke us up again at five in the morning. Breakfast had the most delicious oat meal and of coarse thin bagel bread. The hike started out really muddy but the trail dried after crossing a river. The plan was to walk six hours then take a car to the camp and then go to the hot springs. The trail followed a zig zag road for the fist bit and then turned into forest. Along the edge of the trail were minuscule strawberry plants and Mosquitos. Three hours in we reached a snack/resting place and Stephan a group member was teaching dogs...

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Jun 22, 2013 - El campo de las llamas y las alpacas

Hoy hemos trabajando en un campo de llamas y alpacas. Se cepillo la lana de las llamas y las alpacas. Cuando uno llama escupe en la cara de mi amigo, nos reímos hasta que me duele el estomago. Después de nos reímos, caminar en un montón de caca. No se río entonces. Para almuerzo como mucha comida nuevo. Pruebo un escarabajo y no me gusta. Bebo mucha agua para limpiar el sabor.

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Mi viaje de Perú

Jun 20, 2013 - Salkantay Trek, Day 2

Very loud roosters decided we should wake up at five when we were expected to sleep until five thirty. Today was the hardest day and our health was not doing good. We got another horse to take us up the mountain, we were joined by two other hikers in our group, Jack and Olivia. They were altitude sick. The first part of the rise was a slow incline next to the river. The pleasant hiking (riding) didn't last very long. The small grade turned into a steep strait up climb. The horse group caught up with the walkers on the heavy incline. Halfway...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Salkantay Trek, Day One

Our day started with our alarm going off at four in the morning. We were expecting to be picked up at four thirty. We ate bread with spherical butter, packed up the rest of our hiking needs and walked down to the lobby. Within 10 minutes of waiting the bus arrived. Being the first in our group of ten to be picked up we filled most of the bus with our group of five. Picking others up went smoothly but the road we were driving was not. The crowded bus and the bumpy, winding road instantly provoked by motion sickness. With three hours left in...

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Jun 18, 2013 - Parade Day

A normal morning came with a buttered thin bagel without the whole in the center. Today was the start of the week long festival. Villages sent in dance groups to go around the square and do traditional dances. We started by walking around the square looking for a place to eat. Little old ladies were walking around trying to force little pins on to you and then asking you to pay for them. After denying many pins from piercing my skin we found a nice place to eat that over looked the square and the dancers. Everybody got an alpaca burger...

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