Category Archives: Travel

Journal of Leslie’s travels

Arequipa,Peru, Monday, August 26, 2019

This is a very quick post of a short walk we had this morning. We are now heading to the airport for our flight to Lima. I am flying home tonight. I have to compliment Insight Vacations and the tour … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca, Sunday, August 25, 2019

This is a quick post about today’s activities. Because of a likely strike tomorrow that will close roads and the airport, we are leaving today to take a 6 hour bus ride to Arequipa from where we have a flight … Continue reading

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Puno, Peru, Saturday, August 24, 2019

Today we flew from Cusco to Juliaca and then took the bus to Puno on Lake Titicaca. After a very late lunch, we checked in to our hotel on the shore of the lake. The scenery here is quite different … Continue reading

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Cusco, Peru, Friday, August 23, 2019

Today we explored the colonial city of Cusco. Our first stop was at the Church of St Domingo to visit the Inca Temple of the Sun at Korikancha. The Spanish attempted to destroy the temple when building the church but … Continue reading

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The trip to Cusco, Peru, Thursday, August 22, 2019

We were able to sleep in today as our train back to Ollantaytambo left mid morning. Perurail provided some entertainment today. After serving our snack, the crew put on a dance display and a fashion show of expensive vicuna and … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu, Peru, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Today was the highlight of this trip, a visit to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, built from 1450 to 1540. We arrived at the archeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Our local guides led us … Continue reading

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Ollantaytambo and the train to Machu Picchu, Tuesday August 20, 2019

Today we first visited the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River.Afterwards, we boarded the Vistadome train for the scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. After lunch at our resort hotel we had a guided … Continue reading

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