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Feb 27, 2013 - peru adventures

Dear, everyone! I'm in Lima. Did you know that Lima is in called the city of kings. Lima is the capital of peru. I love seeing they amazing sights like, they Pacahamac pilgrimage center. One of my favorite sights was seeing Nolberto Solano. It was majestic seeing a peruvian pro soccer game. They andes were so mysterious. I am worried to go on the steep trepidation road were it would be a 2000 feet drop on to the jungle floor even if I survived those feirce gigantic tigers. Back to they Andes it was as beautiful as pearls on a brides shiny...

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Feb 13, 2013 - Week 20 - Arequipa, Huacachina, Paracas, Lima (Peru)

We arrived in Arequipa at 6am and grabbed a cab to the hostel we had booked only to be told we couldn’t check in until 11:30am. We curled up in the communal area to watch Sons of Anarchy on our laptop and wait. Once checked in we headed in to town to explore and to search for a Spanish school. Arequipa, although still beautiful, didn’t live up to Cusco. It’s very busy and they love using their car horns. After checking a couple of places and realising we really needed to start a course on a Monday we gave up (we’ll try to find somewhere...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Lima - Bay Bike tour

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day. It will be perfect as we are off to our Bay Bike tour this am. A short stroll down to the bike shop and we helmet up and pick a bike. Our guide is Jose, he is excellent, incredibly knowledgeable about the history and area. We will be on a route that will take us from Miraflores, the high end tourist zone where are hotel is, through Barranco, home to the artisans and the Chorrillas that was completely destroyed by the Chileans in the war in late 1880’s when they took over both parts of Bolivia and Peru...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Old Lima

Today starts with the instructions on our next few days to Machu Picchua and the realization that we are not going to be sleeping in in the next 4 days. Then we are off to the downtown or the old area of Lima now a UNESCO Heritage site. Gail and I have decided to experience the bus and it moves along very fast as the metro line have a private lane. We get off by the old Bolivar Hotel in the Piazza San Martin. A gorgeous old hotel that they have maintained as it always was from the 1920 when famous Hollywood stars and musicians stayed. Truly...

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Feb 6, 2013 - Lima our first day

An uneventful couple of flights to Houston and we arrived early so that works out great for Superbowl. TJ (Texas Jan) and Rich meet us and we are quickly off to drop the bags, buy some wine and beer and hit the party just after the first quarter. We are at their Texas friends (okay but they are Scottish) Caroline and Donald’s. Great hosts and a big Texas spread of ribs, sausages, salads, potatoes etc..You think we hadn’t eaten in a week. After being over served at the Superbowl party we head back and of course TJ and I need another wine so...

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Jan 5, 2013 - All but over

Well, other than the two flights home tomorrow, this adventure has come to an end... It's been fun, exciting, adventurous and a variety of other adjectives too long to list. Due to the distinct contrasts of all the different places we've gone, it actually seems like different trips... Cusco, Peru was our first destination and it was the perfect starting point, because getting from the airport to the hotel was like "jumping in the deep end of the pool". Driving through the first section was definitely eye-opening, because of how poor it was....

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Jan 3, 2013 - Surfing and New Year's Celebrations

From Iquitos in the Amazon basin of Northeastern Peru, we traveled back to Lima and then south to Punta Hermosa. The geographic contrast between the two regions could not have been more pronounced. From dense, lush jungle to barren, stark desert juxtaposed against the Pacific Ocean. It is a paradox caused by the Humboldt Current, a cold Pacific current that runs north from Antarctica along the coast of Chile and Peru almost to the Equator. Although the upwelling of cold water produced by the current helps create one of the richest fisheries...

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Dec 28, 2012 - Lima

I’ve made my way to Lima, the capital of Peru, for a three-day visit. After more than two months in rural settings it’s nice to spend some time in the big city. I’m certainly not complaining about my first warm showers since October, either. The guidebooks don’t seem to have much nice to say about Lima, but I find it an attractive city. The Spaniards founded it in 1535 and for two centuries it was the colonial center of the continent. It was mostly destroyed in an earthquake in 1746, however, and never enjoyed quite the same significance...

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Dec 26, 2012 - Lima, Peru

We're in Lima today/tonight, headed to Buenos Aires tomorrow. The flight from Cusco to Lima was about an hour and I did some reading. (thanks Jenn) We got here and Blake and I went to the hotel gym for a workout. The city is huge and somewhat westernized, as far as being modern. I thought that the Cusco drivers were crazy, but this city is totally nuts; there is no method to the madness. Get in where you fit in, I guess... There aren't many white tourists here, so we were stared at a lot and I actually had a small girl (maybe 3years old)...

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Dec 24, 2012 - Machu Picchu

PERU……QUIZ TO FOLLOW WEDNESDAY 1. Ship to a bus to a plane 2. Plane to Cusco, transfer to a bus, to our hotel 3. Back on the bus for a city tour and back to the hotel 4. Walking Transfer to a Peruvian dinner 5. Walking transfer back to the hotel TOTAL time 12 hours THURSDAY 6. Bus transfer to the Ollana train station 1 hour 7. Train to Aquas Calientes train station 2 hour 8. Walk to the bus station to catch a bus to Machu Picchu 1 hr 40 min 9. Walking tour of Machu Picchu 3 hour 10. Walk to the bus for a transfer to the train 11. Transfer...

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Dec 24, 2012 - I got a feelin'....

And it won't go away, oh no Just one thing and I'll be OK I need a miracle every day.... When I last left you, way back at the beginning of December, I was just starting to feel a little less pain after my Epidural Injection. Now, I am a practical man and trust very much in modern medicine, but I was also a desperate man. And being a desperate man I was willing to try anything to feel better. So off I went, on my last day in Mexico, to the Basilica de Guadalupe to get down on my knees and pray for a miracle. The story goes that way back...

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Nov 22, 2012 - Lima - peru

Lima Peru We arrived in San Jose only to get a shuttle right out again to the suburb of  alajuele. The hostel run by an ex mr universe contender and his gorgeous dog while well placed had another shifty death trap of a shower and things that scuttled in the night. A quick whizz round the town scare,I mean square ,was enough and after beers and food an early night for the airport in the morning.  Copa airlines was blooming lovely. Haven't a clue about their safety record but good food, free beer, stewards in aprons and movies made the hop...

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