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Trip: Peru's Challenge Adventure

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Gallery: Aguas Calientes

PERU | Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Machu Picchu

PERU | Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Inka Trail

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Gallery: Sacred Valley

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Gallery: Lima

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Gallery: Cusco

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Reflections From Home

USA | Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Views [237]

Though we returned home Monday evening, this week is as if I'm bouncing back and forth between two worlds. I awake in the mornings uncertain of where in the world I am... Nights are filled with dreams of being on the Inka Trail... Days are abundant with ... Read more >

Homeward Bound

PERU | Sunday, 4 Jan 2009 | Views [272] | Comments [1]

Hola All! In a few hours Ben and I will be heading for the airport to begin our journey home. We arrived Lima yesterday afternoon and immediately entered the resting up mode. Today was the first day we slept in for I don´t know how long. This afternoon ... Read more >

Saying goodbye Cuzco

PERU | Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [299]

Hola All! Yesterday's adventure leaving Aguas Calientes created a long day as hotel check-out time in Peru is 9:00 AM, and our train wasn't until 6:00 PM, so we did alot of walking, waiting, and a bit of last minute shopping. We arrived Cuzco late evening ... Read more >

Feliz Anos Neuvo from Aguas Calientes!

PERU | Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | Views [415] | Comments [1]

Hola All! And sending you magnificent and majestic best wishes for a Happy New Year! All 4 of us are sitting in an Internet cafe attending our emails... Sandra and Carolyn were to return to Cuzco early this afternoon to catch the New Year´s Eve celebration ... Read more >

We Survived the Trek!

PERU | Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Views [300] | Comments [1]

Hola! And OMG... What a once in a lifetime experience! Four days and 3 nights of difficult walking, hard ground for bedding, spectacular environments, and numb bodies by day 4. Which is today... We´re in Aguas Callientes and in heaven with hot showers ... Read more >

Aguas Callientes

PERU | Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Views [293] | Comments [1]

Hola Beloved Family and Friends! It's absolutely amazing how a comfortable bed, clean flushing toilet, and a hot shower with measureable water pressure heals the body and Spirit! We are all well and happy! Carolyn and Sandra went to the hot springs ... Read more >

Pre Machu Picchu Trek

PERU | Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [304]

Feliz Navidad and Merry Christmas! Tomorrow morning at 6.00 AM we'll be picked up for our 4-day trek whereupon we'll be transferred by bus to our drop off point. We've been told our first day will be about a 5 or 6 hour hike to our first camping site.... Read more >

Monday´s Update

PERU | Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Views [279] | Comments [2]

Hola all! We´ve had another busy splendid day here. Spent the morning at the project doing various things -- construction, watering the garden, hauling water, and etc. This afternoon we thoroughly enjoyed another private tour of more Inka ruins. Between ... Read more >


PERU | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [310] | Comments [1]

Hola! Just a quick update today... First of all, Ben is out of the hospital and feeling very well and eager to get back to our program. Thank you all for your comments and healing thoughts! The Doctor is absolutely incredible and brought Ben home this ... Read more >

Thursday Update...

PERU | Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | Views [476] | Comments [4]

Where to begin... It is absolutely incredible here and I have not nearly enough time to give many details. We are all extremely busy these days working at the project doing various construction projects. I would need a few days just to list all that ... Read more >

We're in Cuzco!

PERU | Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [315]

Sorry, sorry, sorry for not updating sooner -- we´ve been very busy and happy! We arrived Cuzco yesterday late afternoon and were transferred to our Host Family´s home, whereupon we were met for a wonderful dinner. Our Host Family is extraordinary --... Read more >

Today off to Cuzco

PERU | Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Views [306]

Hola! Just a quick update as we´re limited to writing time here -- we´ll be heading to the airport for our flight to Cuzco soon. Also, we tried to upload our photos, but this particular computer is incapable of doing so. We´ll upload asap... Awesome ... Read more >

It´s an awesome world!

PERU | Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [283] | Comments [2]

Hola! Today´s update is that our city tour has been rescheduled for today, so yesterday we wandered and sauntered throughout Miraflores. The Marriott hotel introduced us all to the infamous Pisco Sours and needless to say, we were extremely relaxed and ... Read more >

Lima, Peru

PERU | Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [271]

Just a quick note to let everyone know we´ve arrived Lima and all is well! We´re heading out now for our pre arrranged city tour and I will get back to you all asap! Bear with the typos as I´m trying to acclimate to the Spanish keyboard! Adios for now! ... Read more >

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