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Cusco and the Surrounding Ruins

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Cusco’s Plaza de Armas After our morning at MP, we picked up our stuff from the hostel, took our train back and then took a split cab (with two Australian dudes) to Cusco. Cusco is a UNESCO world heritage site and was the ancient capital of the Inca civilization – so I was pretty excited to see it. That night, we didn’t get in until dark with just enough time to locate our hostel and eat some dinner in the town square. The next morning, AF flew in to join us and we spent the day exploring Cusco. In peru, you … Read More

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Machu Pichu in 10 easy steps – Part 2

View of Machu Pichu near Cusco Peru

Dogs chilling at the train stop We had now successfully made it to our trains point of departure. Our next step was to depart Ollentybaro for the small town near Machu Pichu. Step 6) Train to Aguas CalientesWe had some time to kill before our train departed. Luckily we had some dogs and some off brand chips to keep us company. Eventually the train pulled up and it was chaos trying to figure out where to sit. Eventually we located our car and took our seats. For the record their our several classes on this train to Aguas Calientes: I … Read More

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Journey to the top – Part 1

Machu Pichu near Cusco, Peru

   I’m going to be honest, I think the reason I wanted to go to Peru to begin with was to see Machu Pichu.  So of course we decided to do it first thing… well sort of. Getting to Machu Pichu has got to be the most difficult thing in the entire world. One just doesn’t hope off the plane in Peru and head up the mountain. No, its like a freakin adventure quest. Not to sound like a huge nerd, but it reminded me of the Zelda 64 game I played when I was younger where…okay stopping before the … Read More

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