Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Moving on from Cusco

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(August 24 – written by Dave) Tomorrow we depart Cusco.  We’ve really enjoyed our break here.  Cusco is a small but dynamic international city.  Of course, being close to Machu Picchu and the rest of the Inca story creates a … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

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(August 22 – written by Nancy) Today we took on the challenge of visiting the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu.  It seems appropriate to call it a challenge, as getting there and sharing the site with 2000+ people requires … Continue reading

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Cusco – Visiting sexy woman

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(August 20 – written by Dave) Today our goal was visiting a Cusco local Inca site called Sacsayhuamán.  It’s a hard name to pronounce and many locals use the name “sexy woman”.  In fact, when a local pronounces the name … Continue reading

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A market, a parade and a mystery solved in Cusco

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(August 19 – written by Dave) Today our plan was to visit one of Cusco’s bigger local markets, the Mercado Central de San Pedro.  We made it to the market eventually but had to pass through the Plaza de Armas … Continue reading

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Cusco update

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(August 17 – written by Dave) We’ve settled into Cusco and made some progress on our list of things to do. Our bikes have been serviced and most importantly, our BBs have been fixed (I hope).  We had Nancy’s BB … Continue reading

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Into the big city – Limatambo to Cusco (77k/19,236k, +5,100ft)

(August 15 – written by Nancy) Well, our nice quiet night in the schoolyard was not to be – we should have never been so foolish to think that any night during a fiesta in a Peruvian town would be … Continue reading

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Mountains and a festival – Curahuasi to Limatambo (45k/19,159k, +3,100ft)

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(August 14 – written by Dave) We had a very short day planned today so we got to sleep in and have a proper brekkie at the cafe across the street from the hotel.  The cafe is really out of … Continue reading