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PERU: Cusco

11 Jul | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Finishing Up in Cusco

It’s my last week here is Cusco and of course we had to take a trip to the infamous Machupicchu pueblo. To get there from Cusco the day starts bright and early at 4:30am where we meet at the plaza to go to the bus station. At the bus station, we take an hour bus …

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2 Jul | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Discovering Cusco

Our Adventure This Week? Going to Rainbow Mountain! It is a mountain located a couple hours drive from Cusco that is called “Rainbow Mountain” because it is very colorful. There are natural minerals that make the colors show. When we entered we saw this sign:   After we saw the sign, you have two options: …

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26 Jun | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

First Week in Cusco

After a whirlwind three weeks filled with adventure and excitement, I left Quito, Ecuador and began my next journey in Cusco, Peru. Cusco is a vibrant city that was once called the cultural center of South America. The first week was filled with new experiences and I was able to explore the city, try some …

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3 Jul | Amber Davis | No Comments

Peruvian Wal-Mart?

This Saturday I spent the afternoon at the San Pedro market. This market is known for selling anything and everything and it did not disappoint! There are sections of raw meat, fruits/vegetables, dry goods, hot food, flowers, and tons of souvenirs. I spent about 2 hours just wandering through this huge market in awe, there …

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26 Jun | Amber Davis | No Comments

Machu Picchu

Before I even get into my amazing weekend of exploring Machu Picchu, I have a little anecdote about my grocery shopping experience this week. First off, most things in Peru are very cheap: food, water, clothes, etc. However any American brand is just as expensive here as in the U.S. which seems extremely expensive when …

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12 Jun | Amber Davis | No Comments

So Many Ruins, So Little Time

What a busy weekend! I went on a City Tour on Saturday and to Sacred Valley and the Pisac market on Sunday. Each took up almost the full day and I am exhausted! Saturday we visited Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Q’enqo, and Saqsayhuaman. The names are all very odd because they aren’t Spanish, they’re Quechua! This …

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