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Hard Life High in the Andes

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [1028]

Life in the high altitudes of the Andes is not easy.  There are few crops that grow at this elevation, and the temperatures are harsh.  Freezing temperatures, unforgiving winds and minimal shelter creates a situation of hard, impoverished lifestyles.  ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Good Irish Beer to Cure the Pain

Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [915]

We've opted to head out of Peru and toward Bolivia in one days time.  Ever since our mugging in Ecuador, we haven't felt at ease, and Peru is one place where we're continually bombarded with stories about violent attacks on tourists.  There are several ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Mystical Machu Picchu

Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Views [2190]

"Buenas dias," call out our porters as they hurry us from our tents to the breakfast dining lodge. They're on a mission to get us up and out so they can haul ass down the rocky trail to make their 6:00 a.m. train. Half asleep we do our best ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Singing in the Rain

Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [954]

We wake up to a valley full of clouds this morning, so thick we can't see our trail. After a warm porridge breakfast we hit the trail. Shortly into the trek it starts to downpour... welcome to the rainy season here in Peru. It stops briefly for us ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Making it to Dead Woman's Pass

Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [2760]

Making it to Dead Woman's Pass Thankfully we awoke to Darrin feeling a little better. With hot mint tea delivered at 6:00 a.m. to the door of our tent, and a fresh batch of pancakes whipped up by our cook, along with the most amazing warm quinoa ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Happy Thanksgiving: Tough First Day on the Inca Trail

Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | Views [1027]

We didn't know if we'd even make it to the starting line today. After having been so careful about what we chose to eat the four days before our trek, Darrin came down with a case of food poisoning around 11:00 p.m. last night, and was up all night. ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Trekking Prep

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | Views [866]

We sent a bunch of warm trekking clothing home from Nepal to lighten our loads over the past seven months and are a bit light on things for our four day Inca Trail trek. The good thing is that we only need a few layers, as there are no showers, and ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets

Mercados de Peru

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Views [1221]

The opportunities for importing Peruvian handicraft abounds here. While good, unique product here is not cheap, sourcing from local villages is a must. We perused the stalls and stores, snapping up a few samples and taking photos of really neat handicrafts ... Read more >

Tags: Markets

Cusco and the Sacred Valley

Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [838]

Cusco is a pretty amazing city. The outskirts of the town rise up steep mountain slopes, cobblestone roads and Inca stone walls snake through the interior of the city, and tiny red mud-brick houses tower above the city center. Poverty abounds and ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Coca Leaves and Peru's Miracle Tea

Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [2719]

At 3600M we are happy we chose to stay a few days in Cusco before heading out on the Inca Trail, which reaches a maximum peak altitude of 4200M. One of the local remedies for overcoming the ills of altitude sickness (which kicks in for some people ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Strange, Mysterious Coastline

Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [974]

Our schedule in Peru is dictated now by our set date for our Inca Trail permits. We needed to book our trek a month in advance, and even an month in advance (during low season), the dates were extremely limited. Only 500 people including guides and ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Living Like Students in Lima

Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [754]

While Lima is a huge sprawling city with a few areas of safe refuge for the traveler, the area we're staying in, Mirflores, is pretty well patrolled by police, and relatively safe to walk around. It's like any big city, pockets of good and bad, rich ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Passage to Peru

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [926]

pWe spent the bulk of our day in the airport today. Upon arrival, we are greeted with a long line of unhappy passengers and a five hour delay for our flight. The LAN Peru rep says that all flights into Lima have been delayed for weeks now, apparently ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles



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