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Driving South America – Border Crossings and Must Have’s

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Argentina / Chile / Ecuador / Peru / Travelling

  So on a lot of our trip we needed to lookup from others how they did it – if they really needed certain paperwork, etc.  so I figure I’d add one post for the world in case there were others out there needing information.   No photos in this post as I find myself sitting back in the home office in Colorado these days, wondering how a year ago we figured out to go drive […]

Exploring the Galapagos & our last day of our trip

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Ecuador

Well it’s here, day 179 out of 180.  We have been offline for the last several days in the Galapagos – exploring a pretty amazing place.  We started on a boat that we chartered with 12 other guests, but ended up getting off the boat after the first night and staying on land.  Prior to the Galapagos we had all experienced a 24 hour bug, and I think it hit Gavin on the first day […]

The Last Ruin Tour; Mancora Beach Fun @ Hotelier Arte y Cocina

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Peru

  Well we’ve been skipping some blogging lately – largely due to being on the road and so busy touring ruins.  We have done a bunch of ruin tours – seeing many Inca, and Mochi (pre-Inca) relics, tombs, religious sites, vases, more vases, and then some more ceramic vases.  To say that they have a lot of ceramic things is an understatement.  We did get to see some very interesting sites and learn more about […]

Trujillo, Peru – Huaca de la Luna, Chan Chan 

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Peru

  So we have been in Trujillo Peru for three days now.  This is a larger city on the coast, north of Lima.  It’s kind of crazy here, the city is basically foggy all the time – can’t see the sky at all.  You are right next to the ocean but really cannot see it – you can hear it though.  There are also mountains here, that you can’t see unless you are next to […]

Huaraz:  Cordillera Blanca… Unbelievable Views (& a Peruvian Dog)

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Peru

    We have spent the last couple of days in Huaraz, which is the center of the universe for the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in Peru.  This place is unbelievable, and honestly could be as spectacular as Torres del Paine national park in Chile.  It does not have the tourist infrastructure that the national park does, however the views are simply spectacular.  This is a trekking center, having treks from 5-30 days leaving from […]

Farm Lunch & Visiting Ollantaytambo Ruins

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Peru

Well a shorter blog post today.  We were able to goto a local farm lunch in town and then visit the Ollantaymbo ruins for another look and large rocks that have been moved by men.  The farm lunch at Albergue Lodge was prety great.  We got a walk around tour of the farm – which is connected to a hotel/restaurant.  This farm produces much of their own produce for use in the restaurant, and we […]

Moray, and Salineras Salt Mine (local things near Urabamba)

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Peru

Ok, we’ve been doing a lot of stuff and splitting blogs into two helps keep the ipad operational.  We like to upload a lot of photos and sometimes too many photos equates to ipad crashing…  Yeterday we went to Moray and the Salineras Salt Mines (started by Inca).  These are all local activities in/around Urabamba so it was a good local day.  We ended the day eating dinner in a great place (Kampu) that serves […]

Llama Treking (the easy way) and visiting Pisac Ruins

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Peru

  Llama Trek with Llama Pack in Urabumba So after several months of travellig we finally were able to complete one of Cindy’s wishes for the trip – Llama walking/treking.  We were introduced to an organization called Llama Pack in Urabamba.  This organization is focused on re-introducing the llama as a pack animal in Peru.  Many llamas have cross bred with Alpaca’s, and are not as strong and good for packing as they used to […]