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May 8, 2006 - Epic journey

I'm back on the map today, in Arequipa, Peru, just arrived last night into civilization once more from the Rio Cotahuasi rafting trip. And what a trip it was. From Buenos Aires, I flew out on an early morning flight into Lima, where I waited for an afternoon bus to head down to southern peru -- a 14hr ride in itself. In Lima, I met Danielo, a fantastic Limenean IBM consultant who had spent some time in Mechanicsburg, PA, of all places, on a business trip a few years back. Standed in hot and overwhelming Lima for the long afternoon, Danielo...

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Jul 21, 2003 - The Big Hole

When I had a couple of clear days between appointments we decided to make the most of it and booked a trip to the Colca Canyon. Confident after the Machu Picchu success, we toyed with the hiking option but, on discovering that this would mean setting off at 1.30 in the morning for a day's walking, followed by a 4am start the next day, we wimped out and went for the bus tour instead. Much less exerting to doze off in the back of a mini bus, while someone else does all the hard work. Apart from maybe or maybe not being the deepest Canyon in...

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