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Oct 24, 2018 - Machu Picchu

Up, breakfast and then wandered down to the train station just a little down from our hotel. Hung out in the waiting room for our train as the were a couple of different ones before ours. There was a dog that went and quietly sat with people while they waited. We boarded our Vistadome train and enjoyed the hour and half ride through the valley to Aguas Calientes (there town at the base of Machupichu). It was a little wet this morning which streamed up the window but still left great views along the way. We are met off the train and taken...

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Jul 31, 2018 - Our road trip

Day 10 Bucktail camp resort - Mansfield Pennsylvania Day 11/12 Niagara falls for two nights at the Four mile State park. Day 13 Pocono New York state. Day 14 Willes Barre - Pennsylvania Day 15 East Stroudsburg - Pennsylvania. Day 16 Newark Day 17 Jersey City. Day 18 Conneticuit Day 19 South Hadley MA.We spent the Day at my cousins. Day 20 Boston.We walked the freedom trail. Day 21 Boston Day 22 Mystic - Milford Connecticut

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Connor's adventure

Jun 7, 2018 - Cusco to Machu Picchu

I went to Machu Picchu. I had to go on a train for 3 hours. Then I had to go on a bus up the mountain, it was very scary and twisty as we were high up. Final, I got there I had to wait a few minutes before I could go through the gates. I was there for 3 hours. It was so cool.

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Connor's adventure

Feb 7, 2018 - Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

We get up early at 04:30 to rain and overcast skies to head to one of our trip highlights to Macchu Picchu. We bumped along from our hotel towards Ollantaytambo station, we passed a village named Coy which is for Guinea pigs. This villiage specialises in breeding, cooking and selling Guinea pigs live or freshly killed or cooked. Each household has a front stall where there were 3/4 cooked Guinea pigs on sticks for sale to eat. We meet our train by the tracks at the appointed station and headed towards Macchu Picchu. The scenery and...

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Feb 7, 2018 - Bird Watching, Bear Watching, Orchid Watching in Inkarterra Hotel

Woke up at 4am with heartburn and stomach pain which was only stopped by a high number of return visits to the toilet. As I was up and had been for some time I joined the birdwatchers at 06:30, hoping this would be helpful to my current position. I am glad that I did as we saw luckily the Andrean Cock of the forest, albeit from quite a distance. This brightly coloured bird is the Peruvian National bird and not expected to be seen for at least another two months due to the winter period. But there it was and later we spotted a second bird,...

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Feb 7, 2018 - Awe Inspiring Mucho Picchu Part 2

The four hours we spent wandering around the site, each area had a specific purpose such as a skill workshop, observation bay and or many significant time pieces such as the sun temple which on Decmember or June 21st would be lit up by the early morning sunrise on the days and glow out to all parts. Or each of the surrounding 6 mountain tops and their respective gullets would align to create the calendar for the year, just like the knuckles on your hand. When the sunrise for each month would align to these mountains. It seemed everything...

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Feb 7, 2018 - Awe Inspiring Mucho Picchu

Having arrived at Machu Picchu station early on misty morning, the conflict between 21st century and third world was evidenced everywhere. Modern hotels living cheek by jowl with with mud and wooden shacks, smoky open fires billowing steam and smells across the valley. Cheap sovenier shops alongside gold, silver and Alpachas products. A mix of colours clashing with the dense green jungle surroundings. Beautiful Traditional dress being worn in contrast with the jeans and inappropriate printed tee shirts. The excitement was definitely growing...

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Feb 3, 2018 - Paddington and a bad hat day plus dangerous roads

Question: What is more dangerous than driving on Roads in Peru. Answer: Driving on roads in Peru at night! More about this later. Today we woke in the town below Machu Picchu to the sound of trains, river and birds. In fact last night the last train we heard was at about 9:50. The like using their horns as must people seem to use the railway as a footpath or road. We met one of the guides at the hotel to see their Andean Bears (Paddington to us) they had two in cages and two more in semi captive area as they are trying to protect and save...

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Feb 2, 2018 - Macchu Picchu wow!

Just going to bed after a very tiring but exciting day. Up at 5 to the sound of rain. Not something we have heard much of so far but we had to get packed and loaded up for the day we have been waiting for since the start of the trip. Driver picked us all up at 6 and drove us to the local train station. They have an incredible amount of stone block roads which makes for an uncomfortable journey. Only had one dodgy overtaking manoeuvre but as it was an ambulance I guess we can forgive them. Arrived at the station and boarded our train still a...

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Dec 28, 2017 - Machu Piccho Day 2

The weather was still overcast this morning, but no rain. What a difference a day make to the views and the mood of the park. Yesterday in the clouds/fog, Machu Picchu seemed mysterious and mystical. Today, you could get the "photo-op" shots with clariy, but perhaps less mystical tone. I will try to share some photos from both my phone and my camera so you can perhaps sense the difference. My knees did not make it all the way to the Sun Gate, but we did go beyond the Guard House and then came back. We were in the sanctuary from about 6:15...

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My Bucket List Trip

Dec 27, 2017 - Machu Picchu Day 1

Today was a great adventure. The Vistade ride up to Machu Picchu,then a tour of the Cutadel. It started out rainy but began to clear as we went on. They say you can experience 4 seasons in one day in this part of Peru. We had a rainbow at the end of our tour. Tomorrow is on our own. Plans are a hike toward the sun gate. We' lo see how far we get. Doing ok with altitude so far. We started altitude Med on Dec 24 so are doing ok but get winded on some climbs. A bout of Motezuma's revenge set in on Christmas Day so was difficult to tell what...

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My Bucket List Trip

Oct 17, 2017 - Ollantaytambo to Aqua Calliente

On Tuesday morning we set out on foot about 8 am to the other side of town where there is an old fortress and barracks up on the mountain side. It was sunny and nice outside, but not too hot, a great day for a climb! We felt like mountain goats as we made our way up, pausing occasionally to catch a breath. The fortress ruins were well worth the effort though, and the view was also spectacular! After our excursion we wandered the narrow streets of the town for awhile. Peeking into a courtyard where the usual tourist stuff was for sale, we...

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Peru - October 2017

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