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Peru - May, 1997

 

In May 1997, we took our first trip out of the country together and foolishly decided to go to Peru.  This, of course, was the vacation that began all the vacation mishaps. From the bankrupt airline and fears of being stranded in Peru, to the hostage situation at the Japanse Embassy in Lima - there was always something that made us question whose idea this was (mine) and why we chose to visit Peru in the first place (the Inca ruins).

 

The trip covered Cusco and the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu, the Peruvian rainforest, and the capitol city of Lima.  Despite all the problems, it was a wonderful trip, just maybe not the best choice as the first trip outside the States.  But, considering the current political climate, this was probably the one opportunity available.

Peru: Where we visited
Peru: Where we visited
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Cusco: Plaza de Armas
Cusco: Plaza de Armas
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The Andes with the ruins nestled in

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Machu Picchu: Llama
Machu Picchu: Llama

Llama on one of the terraces

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Aquas Calientes: Main Street
Aquas Calientes: Main Street

At the base of the Andes, near Machu Picchu

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Cusco
Cusco

Town at night fall

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Peruvian Rainforest: Eating Lodge
Peruvian Rainforest: Eating Lodge

With tables and chairs made of ironwood.

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Peruvian Rainforest: Walking trail
Peruvian Rainforest: Walking trail

Path into the rainforest

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Peruvian Rainforest: Bridge
Peruvian Rainforest: Bridge

Bridge along walking trail

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Lima: La Catedral
Lima: La Catedral
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Palacio de Gobierno and La Catedral on Plaza de Armas

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