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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Whitewater rafting in the Andes Mountains of Peru

Next up was for some fun in the mountain river waters – white water rafting in the Urubamba River. This was also in the Sacred Valley but I found that having a physical part to this trip in the midst of all this people-herding-like sheeple was refreshing to say the least. I got picked up … Continue reading »

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Eating Cuy, which is Spanish for Guinea Pig, in Peru

Yes, you can eat Guinea Pig, Cuy in Spanish, those flurry creatures like I wrote in my trip to Puno, Peru. People in the Andes region have done it for thousands of years as it can be their only source of protein up in the mountains. After seeing a television show about eating the rodent, … Continue reading »

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Bathrooms are not free!

One thing that I have to mention to all travelers, especially if you’re a newcomer, is that some countries charge for using the bathroom. I kid you not. This was the first time I encountered this on my trip to Peru. A lot of places, particularly in Latin America, charge an entrance fee or maybe … Continue reading »

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The next day was going off to the Sacred Valley and going shopping including finding odd, phallic objects in Peru

This was another bus tour but it went away from Cusco and into the nearby mountains and valleys. This place was actually kind of nice to ride around in a nice tour bus as I could sit back and enjoy the landscape. That’s when I realized why they called it the Sacred Valley. It was … Continue reading »

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Trip to Peru to go to Cusco, Sacred Valley, and eventually hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

It’s now September and I just realized that it’s been almost 2 years since I did the trip to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and hiking the Inca Trail to get to the ultimate destination: Machu Picchu, one of the world wonders today. I figure that this would be the best time to explain how I … Continue reading »

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