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Puno and Lake Titicaca – PERU

A day after seeing Machu Picchu, we headed towards the world’s highest navigable lake. Lake Titicaca, at 3,860m above sea level, on the Peruvian Altiplano. We decided to book seats on a bus from Cusco to Puno on Lake Titicaca knowing that Puno is the largest city in the Southeastern region of Peru. We also thought it was the best destination to see the two key attractions, the floating Reed islands of the U ...

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Seeing Machu Picchu and How Surprised I was.

    Today was the day that I have always dreamed of, seeing Machu Picchu! I was so excited that waking up at 5am felt like nothing. All I wanted to do was get up to the site and start exploring.   Konrad and I already booked everything prior to this day since we knew getting tickets for Machu Picchu in the village of Aguas Calientes would be trouble. Once we reached the site, our climb to rea ...

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2nd Day in Peru – Aguas Calientes

Our second day in Peru was filled with much excitement. We were on our way to the village of Aguas Calientes, the “doorway town” to Machu Picchu. We planned our journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes a few months prior to the trip, but we never really anticipated how crazy this journey would end up being. Our first step was to figure out how to reach the village of Ollantaytambo, since this was the town we w ...

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The ultimate experience in the JUNGLE; Anaconda Lodge

A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I took a journey over to the jungle area of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. We had no idea what to expect, but once we reached the riverside of Madre De Dios we were mesmerized by how vast, magical, and colourful the region appeared. We passed by indigenous communities, palm-thatched huts, and dozens of local food stands. We were so amazed that as we continued up river and deeper into ...

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1st Day in Peru – CUSCO

After 24 hours of flying our backpacking adventure of Peru had began. We got off the plane in Cusco feeling not only overwhelmed with open arms by the charming Peruvians, but also seeing the scenery of the landscape surrounding the city. We knew very quickly that we picked the perfect backpacking destination. After finally reaching our hostel called Pariwana hostel we decided to take a small stroll around t ...

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2 More Days until My PERU ADVENTURE!

Two more days until I fly out to Cusco! I am so excited but at the same time, there has been so much preparation for this trip that everyday for the last few weeks has been hectic. Even though it’s a holiday, the prep that goes into a backpacking trip can be overwhelming. All the small things to be done and organize for a trip like this can be exhausting. But the great thing about all this preparation is th ...

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My Peru Purchase

[caption id="attachment_5177" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="source: http://backcountrybeacon.com"][/caption] Only three more weeks until our Peru trip! Getting so excited! Since the trip is slowly creeping on us we decided to do a little shopping spree yesterday. We went over to the states to look for some cheap but good quality out-door wear. The last few weeks, I have been on the hunt for some ...

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IT’S ALL BOOKED! … part two.

After booking the train and the hostel to Machu Picchu, we decided our next stop would be taking the journey to Puno and exploring Lake Titicaca. The journey from Cuzco to Puno is only 8 hours by bus, so leaving early morning would be ideal. We planned to stay in Puno for two nights and see the top three main attractions in the region. The Floating Reed Islands of Uros, Isla Taquile, and Sillustani Burial T ...

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Peru… My Next Destination!

Lately, I have been hearing everyone talking about traveling and I think this has got under my skin. So in October I am going to Peru! I have decided, I need a trip and a real backpacking trip. This is my plan… well so far. First step - Flight from Toronto to Lima. I am not so excited about Lima, so I am going to go directly to Puno to see Lake Titicaca and visit the Floating Islands of Uros. I plan to stay ...

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From Machu Pichu to Lima

Did you ever wonder how Machu Picchu was built? Or how such a powerful civilization was created such as the Romans? What about the Great Wall of China? Ancient civilizations such as the Incas are fascinating. Their ability to build such extravagant sites with their hands, literally remains honorable. Our world went from the Inca civilization, a civilization filled with astronomy and math among other things, ...

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