My Take on Peru

by Robb :: Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I’m not big on writing about a place. But I am big on showing you a place. Here are 5 galleries of photos that include some of the things I liked most in Peru.

Our Homestay in the Town of Amaru

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All dressed up (once again) with our hosts Adrian and Rosalina. (Note from Mom: Jeb described himself as one of Santa's helpers in Peru.)
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Milky, milk, milk. A little lamb at the bus stop in Cusco.
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I feel a little sick!
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Sandra in the kitchen.
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Yum, some of the corn they grow here.
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Peekaboo. I see you. Lourdes and her baby brother Jose.
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The mountains around Amaru.
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On the way up. Climbing the ladder with Nico.
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Rosalina cooking.
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Yum! Breakfast is served.
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Gus and Jeb with our host Adrian.
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Mom with her friend Kim.
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Lourdes and her mom walking through town.
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This little piggy went to market.
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Lourdes walking down the street with some food for dinner.
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All tied up with no where to go.
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The three musketeers of Peru.
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Mom and Kim and her husband Phillipo.
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What a whacky video.
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It's raining petals (getting blessed with rose petals by Rosalina).

Inca Trail: Day One and Two

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Just happy to be here!
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Our group, ready to hit the trail.
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Where we going?
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Gus and our guide Virgilio talking about climate change.
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Never know who you'll meet on the trail.
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Could there be a troll under this bridge?
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Mom and Jeb (oldest and youngest of the group) bringing up the rear.
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This is our route. Yikes.
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Relaxing at first night's campsite.
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Playing New-Zealand-Rules UNO with Kim and Wayne.
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Have stick, will poke.
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We made it!!!
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The long and winding road.
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Mmmmmm. Water!
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In the cloud forest.
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I see you Dad.
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The calm before the storm (the last rest stop before the hike to Dead Woman's Pass).
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Let's see, Daddy pushes this button.
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They keep coming, and coming, and coming.
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A high five from Virigilio.
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Gus' turn at the top.
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Celebrating our accomplishment together.
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Nothing (not even exhuastion) keeps Gus from a good book.
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Speaking of exhuastion......
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Relief after making the second high pass on day two.
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Are we there yet???
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Amazing: Still smiling after 11-hours of walking.

Inca Trail: Day Three

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High-fives for our porters, who brought food, tents, sleeping bags and our personal bags up the mountain for us.
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Inspecting an Inca wall.
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Undeterred by light rain.
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Watch your step!
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Off into the fog.
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Wait. Wait. Step back.
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One of two tunnels on the Inca Trail.
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Yeah sure, Virigilio, we're really getting this history lesson.
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A noogie from Moose.
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Jeb spent a lot of time on the ground.
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Now he's up leading the way.
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The beautiful ruins of Wina Wayna at dusk. (Just before Machu Pichhu).
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Wina Wayna with boys added in!
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Dad and Jeb at the base of Wina Wayna.
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Get a load of these stone walls (500 years and counting).
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Jeb's view of Wina Wayna.

Inca Trail: Day Four, the Payoff

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Here we are--at the place we've been dreaming of for 4 days.
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Early morning, before the start of our hike to Machu Picchu, Jeb gets a hug from Sarah.
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Must make it to the Sun Gate by 7:00.
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Can't beat the scenery.
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The last uphill.
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Oh, my God. I can stop walking!!!
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The money shot.
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Where they did sacrifices--or so some say.
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Cue the llama.
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Another money shot.
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Look who's on the ground again. Surprise, surprise.
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Yeehah. We made it.
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The munchkins come to Machu Picchu (can you figure out how Robb did this?)
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Artistic shot of Machu Picchu #1
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Artistic shot of Machu Picchu #2
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Artistic shot of Machu Picchu #3
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As you leave, you can put a Machu Picchu stamp in your passport. Many people practiced on this piece of paper. Good bye Machu Picchu.

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