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May 31, 2010 - Into the clouds

We took a private bus from Cusco into the Manu Cloud Forest. We ended up having to take a much longer trip than planned due to landslide damage to the road that we were supposed to take. We ended up stopping to eat at a little town called Paucartambo. There was a crowd of local people who were on strike there, although I’m uncertain what about. We drove through some seriously steep terrain, which had many of us fearing for our lives. If the bus driver made too sharp of a turn and missed the road by any means, we were destined to cut our...

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Apr 20, 2005 - The Inca Trail

Hola from Cusco again. Yes I am still alive and yes, I finished the Inca Trial, oops I mean Trail!! I will try to describe the pain I have gone through in detail...... We left Cusco last Friday in the truck with our guide for the Inca Trail from United Mice who was called Efrain, nickname Ponchoman! (lovely man !!) and visited the Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Ollantaytambo (not sure if I have spelt that right!)The ruins are all amazing (look them up on a website if you want more details I cant remember it all!!) We spent the night...

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Moon On Tour 2005

Nov 18, 2004 - Inca Trail Day 3

More walking! Over the third pass (3650m), from where you can see Machu Picchu mountain (but not the ruins which are on the other side). Arrived at Winay Wayna campsite (2700m) at midday and checked out the local ruins there. Winay Wayna is only an hour from Machu Picchu, but we stay here to be able to get to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning (before the hordes that bus in). In the evening we paid tips to the porters etc and had a beer with them. They sang for us and danced with the girls in the group (who were not particularly...

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