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August 23rd, 2009 – by: jaykay1975
we started on the 4 day classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was a very beautifull trip. With a long hike uphill on i believe the second day. When arriving on the top everybody already there was chearing you on so it gave a special experience. Machu Picchu was great, however did they built that on that place.. At the town at the bottom of the site we went to a thermal bath and after 4 days of walking it was a welcome refreshment.
From Cusco we went to Puno by bus across the altiplano. In puno we took a bootride to the famous floating village. It was oke but not as spectaculair as i imagined.
From Arequipa we went to Nasca where we took a flight over the also famous Nasca Lines which only took 15 minutes but it was more than enough. 5 minutes longer and i don't think i would have been able to keep my breakfast in :) The constant changing of cours in a small plane made me very nautious. Leaving Nasca our next stop was at the balestas islands. It was very nice. a lot of birds, seals and penquins were there and the smell of the place i cannot really describe. But it didn't smell like flowers over there. Well after balestas island we went to see some deserts at the beach and also went to visit something called The Cathedral, it was an natural bridge at the beach. But unfortunately after the big earthquake earlier that year it collapsed so there was only rubble left. From here we went to Lima and than for a 5 day stopover in New York and than back home.
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