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Back from Peru and machu Picchu
April 28, 2011 12:18PM
OK--We are just back from an amazing trip. Here's the first report, on our website. But there will be more to come as we include daytrips around Cusco, and also some notes on some of the logistics and isues we faced on the trail.

if you haven't done this trip, I'd strong suggest that you add it to your wish list!

https://sites.google.com/site/backpackthesierra/home/machu-picchu



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avatar Re: Back from Peru and machu Picchu
April 28, 2011 02:22PM
Paul,
I just recently told someone I don't do trip reports with lots of words.... and I don't read them either.
Well, you just made me a liar... cause I read your entire report and have to say thanks so much.
Just excellent... It's now on our list o things to do before we can't do.
Thanks



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Re: Back from Peru and machu Picchu
April 28, 2011 09:42PM
Thanks Bill---that is high praise! I am glad you enjoyed the report. I tried to write it from the perspective of giving enough information so that people who are considering the trip would feel a little more informed at the end of it all. I will post more background info on our website as I get time....



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Re: Back from Peru and machu Picchu
April 30, 2011 06:26AM
Really great read. You mention that you'll be posting more about your porter & guide in a subsequent blog entry. Please let us know when it's up...I'd really like to hear more (and if you're up for putting a bunch of your pictures on Picassa or some other site, please let us know that, too..want to see more as well as well!)

Unless you're planning on including it on a subsequent blog-post, can you say a bit about the logistics (with whom you booked the tour, cost, getting there, etc)? Machu Picchu is definitely on my Bucket List and, for me, getting lots of details is the first step towards moving it on to the "Been There, Done That" list.

Also, how close does the train come to MP? I'm hoping it's far enough away that it doesn't distract from the experience of the place?

--David
Re: Back from Peru and machu Picchu
April 30, 2011 09:08AM
Hi David

Ask and you shall receive!

Here are the links to the two Picasa photo buckets. The first is of Machu Picchu, the second of the rest of our visit to Cusco and the Sacred Valley

https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/MachuPicchu#

https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/Peru2011#

And these two links are to our new webpages. The first is with additional details of our hike to Machu Picchu....and the second is a series of day hikes and visits to the area around Cusco.

https://sites.google.com/site/backpackthesierra/more-thoughts-on-machu-picchu-and-the-inca-trail

https://sites.google.com/site/backpackthesierra/home/day-hikes-in-and-around-cusco-peru

Have fun!



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