Peru

Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 23rd, 2013

Machu Picchu in Peru opens early. For those like me not hiking the Inca Trail an early morning bus at 5AM takes you up the steep mountain to the entrance. The ticket line seems long but it moved quickly. Entering the grounds was aided by the path, a necessary aide given the thick cover of [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 23rd, 2011

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of when the world learned of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham. Few discoveries have set alight the travel imaginations of the world like this one. In 2007, I set off to discover Machu Picchu on my own. I had a bit of guilt about not hiking the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 10th, 2010

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To say my stay in Cusco was uninspired, would be an understatement.  The city itself is beautiful with the best central plaza I’ve seen so far in South America.  There are also some beautiful museums, ruins, and a decent nightlife.  However, I arrived during the busiest time of the year.  Add to that the fact [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 3rd, 2010

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Well, after having been in Ecuador since the end of April, my time here has finally ended.  I’m a little sad to be going.  The country treated me very well.  And, unlike Argentina and Chile, I am probably not returning so this really is goodbye. The toe saga continued.  It wasn’t looking very good and [...]

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