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Mar 15, 2007 - Surviving the Gringo Trail

Because of my bad luck and long series of ''it could only happen to me'' moments, I''ve been told many times that that I could write my own book on the embarassing and unfortunate experiences in the life of Erin....Let me tell you guys- if the book ever gets written there will be a whole chapter about my four days on the Inca Trail..... Although I was aware that it is rainy season in Peru- I had no idea what rainy season actually entailed and had never, ever heard of the GAP 24 hour challenge! Wait a minute...I better back it up and start...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Ollantaytambo - Half Way Point

14/6 A bit of a set back this morning. Somehow we lost Lenka's day bag, so we have to buy a new one. Dam. Leave the big bags in the hotel and set out to find a bag and a bus to Urubamba. Caught a local bus to Urubamba for the price of all of 3 soles. All we want to do is sleep, but the countryside of the Sacred Valley is awesome. Really high mountains with lots of terraces. It all looks like it's been painted. At Urubamba we roll straight out of the bus and into a minibus packed to the rim and 2 life sheep tied to the roof. The journey was...

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Tripping 2005/06

Jan 28, 2006 - Sacred Valley of the Inca civilisation

After getting my train ticket to Machu Picchu sorted out this morning, I hopped on a late morning local bus to the village of Pisac in the famed Sacred Valley of the Inca civilization. I arrived after about an hour, found myself a cheap single in a little hospedaje, and after much deliberation, decided to set out on the 5km straight uphill trek to the Inca Citadel that looks down on the village below. It was a tough but spectacular climb, giving gorgeous views of the Urubamba River valley. Along the way I got to see up close the amazing...

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Kristy's World Tour!

Oct 14, 2005 - Three-day trek

Well it is now Monday and I am writing this, so I must have survived the Andean trek. I must admit that it was incredibly hard, probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, in terms of physical effort. Before we started out I was a bit concerned as you know, but at least the five days before we started we had already been at a high altitude so my body had more or less acclimatised. Friday morning we got up early, as usual, and started out on the first day of our trek at about 8.30 a.m. We walked up a valley along the river and...

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Oct 9, 2005 - Sacred Valley

Close to Cusco is the Sacred Valley, where the Inca civilisation lived and ruled. After all the lounging around recently, we decided enough was enough and booked ourselves onto a tour. Although we only paid rock bottom prices, we somehow managed to get ourselves on the best tour (good old Peruvian organisation again). When we say "best" we mean it would normally be the most expensive, the clientele consisting mainly of middle-aged toffs! We were in our element! It was more of the same as we came across Andean women and children at every...

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