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Peru Trip

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FC: PERU - MAY 2009

1: In the airplane on the way to Peru | Cusco Plaza II Hotel | Our room in Cusco

2: Cusco Cathedral | Breakfast overlooking the Plaza | Qorikancha - Convent of Santa Domingo in Cusco | Breakfast overlooking the Plaza

3: View of Cusco from the Saqsayhuaman ruins

4: Sacred Valley of the Incas | Sacred Valley of the Incas | Pisac Market | Tambomachay

5: Chicha - The local beer | Lunch in Urubamba

6: The ruins of Ollantaytambo

7: Chinchero | The Urubamba River | Ollantaytambo

8: Our Inka Trail Guides - Jeanette and Carolina | Start of the Inka Trail with our hiking companions

9: KM 82 - Ready to start the 4 day hike | First break - Sampling the Tuna Cactus Fruit

10: The porters carried all the camping gear, cooking equipment, and food. | Patallacta | More of Patallacta

11: Breaking for lunch on the first day. | Day 2 was mostly uphill. | Carolina showing us how far we'd be hiking on the 2nd day. | Majestic views along the trail

12: Getting closer to the first pass... | Dead Woman's Pass - 13,776 ft. | After making it to the 1st pass, the rest of the day was down hill via stairs.

13: More of the stairs down from the 1st pass. | The whole group at the 2nd pass at 12,916 ft. | Day 3

14: After the 2nd pass, we started getting closer to the jungle.

15: The whole crew...including the porters and the cook. An Inka Tunnel | Phuyupatamarca. | It rained all night and into the morning of the 4th day.

16: More of Machu Picchu from the hike down. | First glimpse of Machu Picchu | Intipata - The Sun Gate. Sadly, it was a little too cloudy to see Machu Picchu from here. | More from the Sun Gate. | Reaching the end of the Inka Trail.

17: A quick view of Machu Picchu from Wayna Picchu between the clouds. | From the top of Wayna Picchu Mountain

18: The Main Square

19: One of the many temples. The windows amplified the voices of the priests.

21: Wayna Picchu Mountain | Wayna Picchu Mountain | Putucusi - The mountain in the background

22: Heading for home...the Cusco Airport | .Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes) - The town where we caught the trian back to Cusco. | THE END

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