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Peru Summary

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Peru felt a lot poorer than the rest of the countries I had been travelling through maybe in part due to my first toilet experience. I was lucky enough to ride for a few days with Court and Sylvan which allowed us to camp in the desert and off a main street in a port […]

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Moray and Maras

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

On our last day in Cusco we went to Maras where there are Inca salt pans which are still in production and then to Moray which is a huge terraced amphitheater. The Incas used this hanging gardens as a nursery. I also ran into Stephen a German rider that I had met in Quito and […]

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Machu Picchu

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Just to go on the train/bus and the entry fee to Machu Picchu is $100US. Worth it? You decide! Afterwards we went to the local town for a coffee and a soak in the hot springs.

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Views and Ruins from the Inca Trail

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I am too tired from walking up and down mountains to write anything. But great views and lots of ruins.

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Team Hygiene

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

We had a small group of four which included two Australian’s (a doctor and an engineer). As we had a three bowl washing system we decided to call ourselves Team Hygiene. Herbie (our guide), Joel and Baz were excellent company, extremely funny and enjoyed playing cards in the evening. Thanks to everyone for making it […]

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Debunking the Myths of the Inca Trail

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

It isn’t really that hard if I managed to do it after ten months of inactivity on a motorcycle. Though that is if you don’t carry all your own stuff. And don’t think that hiking for three days and getting up at three in the morning on the last day will get you to Machu […]

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Being a Bus Driver

Monday, September 21st, 2009

After going to see the parrot clay lick early in the morning on the last day of our jungle trip the rest of the day was spent driving back to Cusco. I don’t know how the bus drivers here do it. I would struggle to get a bus that size around those roads going forward […]

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Canopy Zip Lining in the Amazon Jungle

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The morning we were suppose to go to the parrot clay lick we woke up to pouring rain. So I got the chance to write up my blog for the first couple of hours before we headed off to do a canopy zip line which looked pretty scary but wasn’t that bad at all. Then […]

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Cock of the Rock

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Cock of the Rock is the name of the official Peruvian bird and we went to a lek where they perform dances to attract the females. And yes it is a funny looking bird. On our bird walk I wasn’t so lucky in being able to take photos of the birds but did manage a […]

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Welcome to the Jungle (Manu Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon Basin)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Someone on our trip to Colca Canyon (to see the Condors) told us that in the Peruvian jungle you could go and see a macaw or parrot clay lick where all the birds go to eat clay to help them digest the toxins in the plants that they eat. We managed to find a four […]

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