PERU – DAYS 7 & 8

We had finally made it back to a civilized city and a nice hotel.  We were at the Marriott in Miraflores, one of the very trendy areas in Lima, Peru.  The nice beds must have captured us as it was noon until we made our way out for breakfast.  We found one of the most…

PERU – DAY 6

We put our bags down in our ‘guest house’ for the night.  To be quite honest, it was much more luxurious than I was expecting.  It was cozy with two double beds.  There was just one thing though.  I wondered into the bathroom and saw a toilet and a relatively decent shower…considering we were staying…

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…