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  • Day9

    Huayana Picchu Hike

    July 7, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We finally made it to Machu Picchu! Our first part of the trip was actually hiking a mountain beside the ruins. And boy was it a hike! My watch said we walked nearly 90 flights of steps and most of that was very steep! Fortunately we had some Canadians giving us pep talks as we went up. And the view was absolutely worth it! You could see all of Machu Picchu. Then we had to take our shaky legs and go back down to get our tour in of the ruins.Read more

    Robin Little

    Maybe if he wasn’t wearing a parka!

    7/8/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    Sacred Valley

    July 6, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Today we toured two Incan sites in Sacred Valley. We also got to learn the process of weaving alpaca fur into beautiful scarves and clothes. Much of the Incan architecture, including the waterways in the small little town we are staying in, are still used today. Pre-Incan sites are also still around in the area. Our guide was fantastic and gave us a lot of information on the Incas, from their agriculture techniques and how it utilizes the sun and mountain locations to the ongoing search to figure out their written language. Tomorrow we head on a train to Machu Picchu!Read more

  • Day7

    A Tour of Cusco

    July 5, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Today we toured the main square of Cusco and then went outside of the city to see Inca ruins. This included a water temple and the place where they kept mummies! The buildings along the main square either used a lot of the Incan buildings as a foundation or just destroyed them. Interestingly the Incan parts of the buildings are always the ones that survive the earthquakes! They really knew how to build. The main area of Cusco is so much fun to walk around. Both you and cars navigate through very narrow cobble stone streets. The city also looks pretty amazing from the top!Read more

  • Day6

    New LinkedIn Profile Picture

    July 4, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    While we were walking through the ruins of the Incan Temple of Viracocha, the Inca god of creation, some dude was spying on me and painting me. He got onto our bus after the tour to show me. I ended up loving it and bought the painting (yes, I’m aware I got hustled).Read more

  • Day6

    From Puno to Cusco

    July 4, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A 10 hour bus ride normally sounds horrific, but we had an amazing tour guide and made some cool stops along the way. This included some Inca ruins and a 17th century church.

    Robin Little

    Beautiful

    7/5/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    Lake Titicaca

    July 3, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    At over 12,000 ft above sea level, this lake is the highest navigable body of water in the world. We navigated to Uros, a community that lives on floating islands in the lake. They welcomed us on their island and showed us how they build them. We got to ride on one of their reed boats and even got our passports stamped! We then went to Tequile, an island inhabited by another pre-Inca group. We walked to the top of the island and then had a chance to learn more about their culture as well as have a lunch prepared by them. Most importantly, Bosh managed to not get sick on the boat! Hurray!Read more

    Robin Little

    Are you in two different areas? Dd I’m short sleeves and Bosh in a parka! 😂

    7/3/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    Suma Willjta Island

    July 3, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    In Lake Titicaca, on the floating reed islands they don’t have much in the way of law enforcement. Instead, if you’re a piece of shit, they saw your home right off with one of these.

  • Day4

    The Alpaca Is My New Favorite Animal

    July 2, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Adorable, more fluffy than you can imagine, and they make the cutest little noises you have ever heard. I got to cuddle with this one at a market outside of Colca Canyon. He’s only 6 months old!

    Robin Little

    Franklin does not need a playmate

    7/3/18Reply
     

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