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fireplug
10-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Lima day one and two

We flew from O'Hare to Miami Nice flight no issues. Asked for directions to our next gate and a nice man on a golf cart gave us a ride. It was about 2 miles away. Anyway boarded our next flight and waited for anhour and a half for them to fix the first class restroom( wouldn't want them to have to pee back in coach) so we arrived in Lima late and there was a madhouse at immigration.We finally got through and made our way to get our luggage and them met up with our Adventures driver who took us to our hotel Casa Andina Private Coleection in Miraflores section of Lima

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The next morning we had a delicous breakfast in the hotel and then met up with our friends Dale and Karen ( you may remember them from many previous adventures)
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Then we met our Disney Adventures guides Armando and Allejandra. They gave us some info and we hit the street.

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We walked about a mile to the shopping mall that overlooks the seashore
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We were going to a HOOTERS but when we arrived it was CLOSED for remodeling. We are counting it anyway since it wasnt our fault it was closed!

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We ate lunch in a little place that had outdoor seating overlooking the coast.

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Ater we hiked back to our hotel Coleen and D & K when to a local grocery store while I rested the knee. For dinner we ate a light snack in the coffee shop and then went to bed because we had an EARLY wake up the next morning.

Squid

PrincessNancy96
10-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Great intro so far.. can't wait to hear more..
what spectacular views!!! I so need to leave near the ocean/gulf/lake....

fireplug
10-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Day 3 Cusco and Urubumba

We woke up early and had a quick breakfast in the hotel and then off to the airport for a quick 1 hour flight to Cusco on Peru Air
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There were native musicians playing song at the airport in Cusco when we arrived
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We had some time for a few quick pictures
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Then off we went in a bus to the town of Chinchera. elv 12500 ft THIN AIR
We were served a lunch of traditional Peruvian foods and except for a brief rain shower (Coleens side of the table did not stay dry) had a great meal.
Then we were able to observe the local ladies practicing their craft of weaving. The ladies were all very friendly and happily showed us all their skills with yarns made of Lambs wool, Llama and Alpaca. They are very skilled and made beautiful items
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THen another short drive through some lovely valleys to the town of Urubumba
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where we stayed the next 4 days at the Sol Y Luna resort
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Squid

lovingthemouse
10-23-2009, 06:54 AM
OMG - your trip and pictures are wonderful. Having taught Geography for many years, the pix bring to life so many of the locations i taught to my 6th graders. Look forward to many more!!

ddavis860
10-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Oh Squid! Looks like an amazing trip! The pics are great!

Keep it coming!

TinkerBean
10-26-2009, 09:58 AM
Great report, I look forward to reading more:goodvibes

morgansmom2000
10-26-2009, 10:22 AM
Excellent! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

PrincessNancy96
10-26-2009, 11:53 AM
Wow! Those photos are amazing!!!

Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to hear more!!! :)