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Jan 5, 2015 - Aguas Calientes

Ahhhh a sleep in day all the way to 7:00am! Now we feel like we are on vacation. We went down for our breakfast around 8:00am, packed our luggage and checked out of the very pleasant Panorama B&B. Our train doesn’t leave until 4:00 pm tonight so we have a full day to explore Aguas Calientes. Today is a much quieter day as far as tourists are concerned – thankfully. Fero wanted a hair cut so Christophe gave us directions to a good one. Within 15 minutes of arriving, Fero’s hair looked great and we were off to find a nice place to sit down...

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Jan 3, 2015 - Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu

Hoorah, today we head to Machu Picchu. The alarm jarred us awake at 4:45am – I thought this was a vacation…………too many early mornings!! We had a nice breakfast of eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade buns. We checked out and our taxi was on time at 6:00 am. Winding through the very narrow streets we arrived at the train/bus station within 5 minutes – early for our 6:20 check-in. No problem, we were greeted by a Peru Rail staff who pointed to the check-in line to board the bus. I thought that we would wait here until our...

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Mar 14, 2014 - On my way home

As I checked my stuff into the airport and got my plane ticket for the ride back to Dallas/Fort Worth, I was tempted to call my boss and ask for a longer paid leave. I decided that I would get on that Plane and come back to Texas and just ask him to go visit another country, but not anytime soon. The plane ride home was faster than the one to Peru. As I stepped off the plane in Dallas I looked around me and started to realize all the differences from Dallas to Peru. If you get a chance to go anywhere I highly suggest you pick Peru, it has...

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Mar 13, 2014 - Day 5: Last Day

This was it my last full day in Peru. I had done everything I wanted to do, try everything and see everything. Peru was a beautiful country with many cities and the next time I come to visit I will be staying in a new city to see what adventures I can endure there. Since today was my last full day I decided to go back to the hot springs and get another full body massage, I was going to need it for the plan ride back. I decided to go back to my favorite restaurants of all time while I was down here and ordered the exact same thing. I went...

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Mar 10, 2014 - Day 2: Off to Explore

Today when I woke up I was still kinda tired and a little bit sore from that hike yesterday that I took to Machu Picchu, so I just decided to stay in the area. Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru has so much to do and see that I was actually glad I didn't have anything planned for today. The first thing I did was go to Las Termas which was the towns hot springs.

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Mar 8, 2014 - On my way to Peru

The airplane trip to Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru has been an interesting trip, 20 hour flight. When I arrived to the airport I boarded flight 8263 flying with LAN Airlines. My plane left from Dallas/Fort. Worth, at 6:05 Saturday March 8 and landed in Aguas Calientes,Cusco, Peru at 3:35. While I was flying in we happened to fly over the beautiful City of Cuzco.I couldn't wait to enjoy my adventure.

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Aug 15, 2013 - On the way to Machu Picchu!

We leave Cusco and get on the Inca Railway to a little town called Aguas Calientes. This is the town that is at the base of Machu Picchu. It is a cool little town that totally takes advantage of tourism. We have the afternoon to explore on our own. We decided to hike to some water falls that are about an hour outside of town. Along the way, we stopped at the Machu Picchu museum. Tomorrow is the BIG day!!!!!!

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May 17, 2013 - not the best day of my life but hey, machu picchu next

So got the train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes (the town below machu Picchu) which was freakin braw, going thru the sacred valley and scenery that no photos could ever do justice to. Cool train with windows in the roof too and they dished us out some dodgy snacks and coca tea (I do love the coca tea and also the inka kola). When we arrived a wee hotty from the hotel met us at the station which was a nice start. The hotel was braw too although aguas calientes has very limited appeal being nothing more than an extremely overpriced...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Aguas Calientes

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Peru: Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this town lies in a deep gorge below the ruins, enclosed by towering walls of stone cliff and cloud forest, and divided by two rushing rivers. The location is eye-poppingly gorgeous – that’s the good news. The bad news is that all travelers to and from Machu Picchu must pass through here, so Aguas Calientes is about as touristy a town as you’ll ever come across. Come prepared for high prices and a sea of touts, keep your eyes on the hills and...

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Dec 24, 2012 - Unbelievable scenery

I have just experienced the most mystical journey of my life to this point. We took a 3 hour train ride through the Andes and the scenery was truly mind-blowing. I took a few photos and will post them, but believe me when I say that they're a disservice to seeing it in person. We are currently sitting on a 3rd story balcony relaxing and observing the sites. We have reservations at our hotel restaurant at 7:00 tonight and have no idea what they're serving... The national dish is guinea pig, so if that's the entree, I'll be seeing Machu...

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May 15, 2012 - A Birthday with 2 Cakes and Machu Picchu Views

It is Pam's birthday today (not 50 yet!) and Pepe made sure it started off right with a birthday cake for breakfast! We hit the Inca trail early and climbed for about 2 hours and 2000', uphill through the steamy cloud forest. Then it was all downhill, stopping along the way at the recently restored ruins of Llactapata for our first views of Machu Picchu in the distance across the valley. A spectacular site and from this view we could see how Machu Picchu was perfectly situated to withstand assaults, shear cliffs all around it! We had lunch...

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Nov 25, 2011 - Machu Picchu

EXPLORING MACHU PICCHU We got up early, 4:30 am so we could get to Machu Picchu before the crowds arrived. We caught a bus by 6 am. The bus had to do many switch backs to get up to this city that is built at 2,350m on the saddle of a mountain flanked by sheer drops to the Urubamba Valley below. The Spanish never found it. The city was abandoned. When we arrived, the city was cloaked in mist. But as the sun came up over the mountains, the mist disappeared. The view was breath taking! We had to walk up 130 steps from the entrance to reach the...

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