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Jul 29, 2004 - Cusco, Peru

Decided to do a mammoth journey from Galapagos to Cusco. Wasn´t planned, just decided as we arrived in each place. Flight to Guayaquil, then bus to Tumbes in Peru in the north. Arrived late, and decided to get a night bus to Chiclayo. 8hrs, bit of sleep. Morning arrival, then bus onto to Lima. Took 12hrs !! Got into Lima around 7:30pm. Thought about night in Lima but we wanted a few days to relax in Cusco and there was a night bus to Cusco at 8pm, so straight on another bus. We honked by now, and had only eaten snacks the whole way. Night...

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Jul 20, 2004 - Welcome back to Cusco

We got back to Arequipa in time to catch a crepe and then a nightbus to Cusco. Internet was unfortunately slow in Arequipa so we decided to have a few days in Cusco where it is quicker so that we could catch up on the website and because we like the place and know it well. We also had time to visit some of our favourite restaurants of the trip and catch a film. Tommorrow night we catch another nightbus to Nazca where we hope to pick up a flight to overfly the famous Nazca Lines.

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Jul 5, 2004 - Peru - Cusco

Spent a couple of weeks or so in Cusco, not doing too much really just taking it easy, watching the footy (euro 2004 was perfect lunchtime viewing), enjoying the festivals (Inti Raymi) (photos 3-5)and the nightlife. It was nice to stay in one place for a while rather than moving about all the time which does wear you out after a while. I recharged the batteries and got a plan together for the next few months. Cusco is a good place to meet people as everyone travelling South America passes through and usually stay a while. Our group grew and...

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Jun 10, 2004 - Corpus Christi

Again up early for the train at 5:45 a.m. but amusingly this time after only 4 hours sleep. The train would take us far as Ollantaytambo. From there a taxi ride back to Cusco and Corpus Christi festivities. Very strange, lots of floats and people with "float spotters weekly Corpus Christi special edition" magazines. We will need to relax for a couple of days now. Met with the lads from Liverpool for a drink and feed later, who went whitewater rafting today and looked very tired. We plan to do a day hike in the local area on Saturday, then...

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Jun 4, 2004 - Headed for Cuzco

So, off we set from Bolivia on a coach full of Isreali`s (no offence meant!) for Copocabana and then Puno on the other side of Lake Titicaca and on the boarder of Peru.. We heard lots of stories of people reaching certain points and getting turned back due to blockades, but soldiered on we did. We reached the lake pretty quickly (as it`s so bloody big) and enjoyed beautiful views along the way. It didn`t take long though for our driver to bottle it, he heard stories from bus drivers coming in the other direction of blockades and of people...

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May 21, 2004 - The beautiful city of Cusco

Cusco is 3500 metres above sea level. Which means altitude sickness for those so genetically engineered. Sarah got it, Denis didn't. After 2 days of rest though Sarah was well again and we started exploring Cusco - the once Inca capital of the Inca known world - before the Spanish came and messed it all up for them. We start a Spanish school for 2 weeks on Monday which takes us up to when we meet back up with Team Moriarty Cole for the 4 day Inca Trail hike starting on the 6 June.

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Oct 17, 2003 - Cusco: First week at Spanish Language school

I arrived on the 12th (Sunday) and straight away suffered from altitude sickness. I was really bad on Sunday, very confused and kept forgetting what I was doing. The funny thing was I knew what I was doing wrong, so we spent most of the time laughing at my stupidity. I started the "Amigos" Spanish Language School on Monday and moved in with a local Cusquean family (as part of the 3 week course). The school is excellent, and the fee goes towards teaching one child to speak English, hence giving them a better chance of getting a decent...

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Jun 30, 2003 - There´s always a prettier llama round the corner

By rights we should both now be fluent in Spanish. I mean we've done a whole week of lessons, four hours a day and it was private tuition as well. Anyway, we're not - far from it. I think we did learn quite a lot but of course as soon as you try and put it into practise you realise just how little you actually know. Basic conversations are just about manageable but anything beyond that is probably another month of lessons away. It has actually been quite nice to stay in one place for a while though and Cusco is a great town to unpack the...

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Apr 26, 2003 - Our Free Day in Cusco

Cusco, Peru 26APR03, 10:46am Got up around 7am, showered, and headed to breakfast in the hotel (free every day). Decided to wander around Cusco today after we update all of you with what we´ve been up to...it´s taken a little longer than we anticipated, but a lot has happened in the last few days. More to come!!! We´re off to explore Cusco... Amanda:) and Jim Update - Cusco, Peru 26APR03 9:15pm Our free day in Cusco was a nice relaxing day. After our last update, we stopped at an outdoor store to see if we could find some rubber tips for...

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