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Return to Nuevo Mexico

USA | Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Views [259]

Sadly, this trip is over. But the memories aren't. Check out the photo gallery of this blog now and see more pictures at http://web.mac.com/katenash/iWeb/Site/peru.html Hasta Luego, Kate

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Back in Lima

PERU | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [326]

Can´t believe how fast the time has gone. I´m almost back where I started, just two flights away from the grand old USA. Last few days have been pretty mellow, kicking it countryside style. Even saw a tarantula on the curtain of my bedroom window!. ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

Rural Peru

PERU | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [249]

Been schleping through rural Peru for a few days, but came across an Internet cafe on the plaza of Urubamba, population 2,000. Had to wrestle the use of a the computer from some eight-year old online video game addicts, but here I am... Anyway, tiny ... Read more >

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Inca bellybutton

PERU | Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | Views [330]

That´s what everyone here keeps calling Cuzco. The word -- umbligo -- does mean bellybutton, but in the sense the Peruvians mean it, it´s kind of the Inca ancestral land. Saw some amazing ruins up above the city today. Gigantic stone homes that nobody ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Cuzco, Inca homeland

PERU | Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | Views [1174]

Cuzco is by far the best city I´ve visted yet. You can tell it´s very Inca -- handmade stone walls, elegant Incan designs on everything, bright colors, narrow roads, interesting food, friendly people. I would upload photos, but this Internet cafe computer ... Read more >

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Arequipa, Day Two

PERU | Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Views [323]

Arequipa is much more beautiful now that I've slept a whole night... Walked around pretty much all day. Went down by the Rio Chili, and walked over a bridge that used to be for trains only, designed by Gustave Eiffel. As in tower. Bridge was about ... Read more >

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Here in Arequipa

USA | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | Views [285]

After spending the night asleep (sort of) in the airport in Lima, I flew this morning to Arequipa, a one hour flight south. Amazing to fly over some gigantic canyons! Jeanne picked me up at the airport, which had an outside observation deck. On one ... Read more >

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In Lima!

PERU | Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | Views [301]

Made it to Lima, the capitol. I´m at the airport writing this update. The airport is really like any other: McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, etc. I did spy some interesting wool pieces, of course. And other neat handicrafts abound. I saw some interesting junk ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Gallery: Peru

USA | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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I'm already packed

USA | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [452]

(Written on Aug. 20, 2007) Well, thanks to the New Mexico Department of Health, I have a nickel sized bruise on my arm, my first step to becoming vaccinated against a slew of icky sounding inflictions. Yep, over the weekend I got the Twinrex ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Machu Picchu, here I come

USA | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [293]

For the longest time, i've wanted to keep a travel log. I kept a bit of a journal in Spain, did a little writing in Argentina, even wrote things for which I actually got paid on some of my trips to Mexico. But that doesn't mean I want to ... Read more >

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