Day 12 – Cusco to Ollantaytambo

A blind Quechuan woman and her alpaca near Cristo Blanco
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Tuesday, January 10: Another morning filled with crisp Peruvian air! Mom and I wake up around 7:30 ready to take on another sky high day in the city of Cusco. We awaken ourselves with Mate de Coca, fresh fruit and yummy pastries from the endless buffet of deliciousness at the …

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Guayaquil to Cusco

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Sunday, January 8: This morning we woke up at 5:15 a little flustered and unorganized, as both Mom and I are, to catch a 6am shuttle from the hotel to the airport for our 7:55am flight.  We rushed off the elevator, still tucking computer cords and sweatshirt sleeves into our …

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Day 8: San Cristobal Island

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Friday, January 6: Headed out on the zodiac this morning with the core fam for a hike around San Cristobal Island (twice in one week, no kids or hubbies – whoa!).  This was the most challenging hike so far (only because we actually had to climb up rocks requiring steady …

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Day 7: Santa Cruz Island

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Thursday, January 5 Santa Cruz Island today! This morning we woke up to beautiful, cloudless weather and took a zodiac to the island of Santa Cruz where we (the whole family, husbands and kids included) walked a few minutes to the Charles Darwin Research Center to start the day. As …

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