PERU – DAY 5

We were up early again today, about 5:45 am, to catch a train to Puno.  We had trouble finding a taxi to the train station and almost missed our train, but caught it in the nick of time.  Once on board, we settled into our seats.  We again had a table with four seats around…

PERU – DAY 4

The next morning, Julie got in the shower and immediately started screaming and laughing.  The shower head, come to find out, literally shoots water in all directions.  There are doors on the shower, but they didn’t work, and when she came out of the bathroom we could clearly see that the entire bathroom was covered…

PERU – DAY 3

Our alarm went off at 5:45 am.  We quickly dressed and grab our pre-packed bags.  We were off to Machu Picchu this morning.  We dropped our bags at the reception desk for the day and they handed us our packed breakfast in a brown paper bag.  The weather in Peru is all over the place. …

PERU – DAY 2

The train to Aguas Calientes was about three hours.  We didn’t know it when we boarded, but they would be serving us breakfast.  A pleasant surprise for our hungry bellies.  It was a beautiful ride through the Andes.  When we arrived in Aguas Calientes, we grabbed our bags and headed to our hostel.  We had…

PERU – DAY 1

Immediately after Tony and I sat down in our airplane seats, he asked, “So how long is this flight?” “I have no idea,” I said with a chuckle.  “Somewhere between five and eight hours.”  Six and half later, we touched town in Lima, Peru.  It was 12:30 am and we had a 5:30 am flight…

BONDING WITH TIMBO IN SOUTH AFRICA

One of the optional tours was an excursion where we could interact and ride with elephants.  None of us had ever done this, so we jumped on board right away.  We were all excited, and a little nervous.  We walked into the venue to see five large elephants all lined up in a row, with…

A SAFARI IN KRUGER PARK

Our wake up call was set for 4:30 am, which meant that someone would pound on our door until we responded.  But we were wide awake by the time they even arrived.  Today was the day that we got to go into Kruger Park to see the animals!  All of us were beside ourselves.  We…