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Peru (1989)

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This is a bare-bones outline of my trip as I didn't keep a detailed journal (for reasons that even I don't understand). I'll fill in details at some later date.

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Day 1

Lima, Peru


Arrived in Lima. Not a favorite city. Stayed at the Hostal Beech.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 11, 1989 from Lima, Peru
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Day 2

Lima, Peru


Still in Lima. Still not loving it. Still at the Hostal Beech.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 12, 1989 from Lima, Peru
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Day 3

Cusco, Peru


Finally, a change of scenery. Arrive in Cusco, become friendly with a woman from Vancouver and we agree to hire a guide to take us on the Inca Trail beginning tomorrow. Overnight at the Hotel Suica II.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 13, 1989 from Cusco, Peru
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Day 4

Machupicchu, Peru


First we take the train, passing through Ollantaitambo to Kilometer 88 near the Llactapata ruins, and hike to the Three White Stones campsite, which may or may not be near Wayllabamba. My companion gets altitude sickness but fortunately at the campsite is a fancy-shmancy tour group and they have oxygen.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 14, 1989 from Machupicchu, Peru
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Day 5

Machupicchu, Peru


Today we made it over Dead Woman's Pass, the highest we'll climb, and spent the night camping near the Runturacay ruins

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 15, 1989 from Machupicchu, Peru
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Day 6

Machupicchu, Peru


Another day of trekking ... and one on which I thought I'd never get through. It wasn't the uphill portions that did me in, but rather the 1,000 Inca steps down from the last pass to the hostel near the ruins of Winay Wayna. Really, I've never felt my legs shake like that before.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 16, 1989 from Machupicchu, Peru
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Day 7

Cusco, Peru


Ah, finally, Machu Picchu. Woke up early and had the place pretty much to ourselves until the first train arrived. Well worth the effort. Took the train back to Cusco and checked into the Hotel Tambo.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 17, 1989 from Cusco, Peru
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Day 8

Pisac, Peru


OK, while I did spend the night in Cusco, I spent much of the day at the market in Pisac, which was fascinating. Also visited the Sacsayhuaman ruins.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 18, 1989 from Pisac, Peru
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Day 9

Puno, Peru


A day long train ride across the high Andean plains, arriving at Lake Titicaca. Stayed at the Hotel Sillustani.


permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 19, 1989 from Puno, Peru
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Day 10

Puno, Peru


This was a fascinating day, spent on Taquile Island. Very unique. Overnight at the Hotel Sillustani again.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on June 20, 1989 from Puno, Peru
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