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PERU | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Views [286]

Took the collectivo into Pisac on Sunday..huge market.  great way to spend an afternoon but I think I'll never get used to the bus manouvering hair pin curves with nothing but a few meters between the pavement and a 1200 meter drop to the valley floor.... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Views [312]

More pics of festival activities.  A photographers paradise with all the colourful costumes.  All Quechua people in parades and dances have no problem posin for our pictures.  Lorenzo says we are lucky to be in Cuzco for the Inti Raymi or festival of ... Read more >


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CANADA | Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [313]

Day 21...from Agua Callientes walking in the dark to the trail head to make this brutal climb to Machu Picchu.  We're all pumped,stoked...this is what we walked 3 days in the Peruvian jungle for.  Finally the day has arrived.  The icing on the cake.  ... Read more >


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CANADA | Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [311]

The original Inca trail clings to the side of a cliff with only less than a meter from the wall of the cliff to certain death. Johann says go slow and dont fall.  You could see in our guides face that this was some serious shit.  Everyone was treading ... Read more >


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CANADA | Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Views [382]

Early rising at 6.15,Lorenzo at the door at 7.15 getting us all organized and into the van.  Scoot through town and up to Abra Mulasa at 4380 meters....snow level again..this time in Peru! Taking the bikes off the van.  Were all friggin freezing up here.... Read more >


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CANADA | Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | Views [1135] | Comments [1]

All of our worrying about the kids is over. They're all here in Cuzco now with cookie and dave rolling in last nite at 11 but we didnt meet them until the next morning.  We met in a crowd of 5000 people celebrating the Cusquenas festival.  Leave it to ... Read more >


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CANADA | Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | Views [298]

Were sitting on a bus to Puno right now staring at the highest freshwater lake in the world.  Angie is fast asleep next to me. Early this morning we met cookie,dave,aly and phil at the bus station in La Paz.  What a chance encounter.  Thought we would'nt ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [340]

What a sweet day this has been!  An exhilarating,adrenaline pumping downhill mountain bike adventure from 15,350 feet to the jungle at Yolusa,Bolivia. Known as Camino de la Muerte or Death Road, this death defying experience will be burned in our memories ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [302]

The entry into La Paz was breathtaking. Decending from the altiplano high above the city slowly entering the depths of the valley below where the city lies was truly a spectacular sight especially at night with the city lights shinning brightly below ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [308]

What a fawken day!!  The bus ride up to La Paz was going good until the bus suddenly stops behind a 5 kilometer line of transport trucks ahead of us...not moving an inch.  Sure we breezed through the border getting all of our passports checked and stamped ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [329]

Wakin up in Arica Chile we set our clocks back one hour...gives us a bit more shut-eye...sweet.  We scored a nice hotel across the street from the bus stop.  14000 pesos, a little pricey compared to Peru. No buses to La Paz Bolivia today but thats okay ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | Views [297]

Left the hostal in Arequipa.4 soles for cab to bus. half hour late but who cares, we're glad to be headed to Tacna.  The desert landscape was nothing to look at.  The entire 8 hours was nothing but pure sand with rolling hills,no green things for hours ... Read more >


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CANADA | Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | Views [408]

Roll into Tacna at 6 pm and as soon as we step off the bus a guy yells.. Arica!  Of course that got our attention as thats the town we needed to get to.  Asking    "quanto costa?" he replies 60 soles,  too much I reply.50 he says, No I say and ... Read more >


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CANADA | Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | Views [348]

Up at 6.30.  Cookie and Dave are taking the bus to Puno. Hopefully only 6 or 7 hours and from there they will head to La Paz Bolivia briefly then on to Uyumi salt flats for a 4 day exploring adventure.  Aly and Phil are still on the Colca Canyon tour ... Read more >


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CANADA | Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | Views [398]

Now you want to be immersed in the Arequipa culture? just go to the local market! A good place to sample some of the local food and drink.You will always know where to buy the best empanadas around when you spot 20 hungry Peruvians standing around a particular ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | Views [335] | Comments [1]

Shitty midnite express to Arequipa! couldn't sleep and no leg room but here we are just chillin at the hostal sipping on my third cup of coca tea.  Ya they say its good to keep altitude sickness away.  The elevation we're at now is 2350 m.  The Lonely ... Read more >


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CANADA | Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | Views [352] | Comments [1]

Day 2 started with a shower and breakfast.  Eggs,bun and tea.  Took some great pics of everyone,  Phil and Aly,Dave and Cookie and Angie.  Just waiting around the hostal for the weather to clear so we can fly the Nazca Lines .Maybe another hour?  340 ... Read more >


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CANADA | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [1520] | Comments [1]

Great sleep!  Up at 9.00. Real quiet around here.  Angie greeted me with breakfast...toasted buns,bowl of homemade orange marmalade and a hot pot of Peruvian coffee.....awesome!  Cant stop thinking of our krazy driver Migel racing through downtown Lima ... Read more >


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CANADA | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [332]

Our driver Migel met us at the airport.  Little did we know at the time this seemingly gentle Peruvian with the huge smile on his face while holding a sign with Angies name on it turned out to be an ex Indy 500 race car driver.  Not really but it would ... Read more >


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CANADA | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | Views [449]

Where da party at?  South America! Sweet! Heading to Lima right now, altitude 36000 feet,ground speed 550 miles an hour. At this speed we'll be there at 9.30 tonite.  So pumped to see the country, one month of backpacking should do the trick. Our daughter ... Read more >


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