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Cusco

We arrived in Cusco after a long day on the bus  We were met by our host Maria who’s father kindly walked with us late in the evening to escort us to the local grocery store.  This Air BNB, just a few minutes walk to the old town was fantastic.  Maria and her family made us feel like welcomed family.

We spent a few days in this bustling city cecking out some of the closer well known Inca ruins and the sacred Valley.  

the City Tour and Sacsayhuaman

An afternoon was spent visiting more local Inca ruins

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The Sacred Valley Tour

Pisac Market, Pisac archaeological Inca site and Ollantaytambo

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The Chocolate Museo

The best hot chocolate = when you choose your beans, roast, peel, and grind them into a paste. Added to hot milk, sugar, cinnamon and cloves - so yummy and such a fantastic chocolate making class at the Chocolate Museo in Cusco. Eat your heart out Easter Bunny.

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Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes

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Arequipa Casa De Avila -​

In Arequipa for a week to catch up on school, but also to take in some pretty memorable activities. We especially enjoyed the Peruvian cooking held at the hotel where we created Causa and Lomo Saltado. We also took in our first Rafting experience where I learned the meaning of true love as Scott pulled me back in the raft before I even had a chance to realize I had fallen out. we all LOVED this day. Last but not least, and one for the memory hall of fame: this is where we went to see Marvels Final Avengers Instalment: End Game. Naturally the only English showing was at 09:00 am this, being held at a very high end location we also found ourselves at Starbucks.​

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The Nazca Lines

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Huacachina

This amazing desert oasis was home to a ton of adventure for us. Sand dune hikes, sand boarding and sand buggy rides were amazing. We also enjoyed some great food and Scott and I were able to escape for a wine tasting tour and Pisco Sour trial.

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lima

After a decent 7 hour bus journey we arrived in Lima. While we can’t quite articulate what we thought South America would be like, it is never as expected. Lima was a bright and modern city and we were surprised by the clean garbage free streets and groups of city workers grooming the beautiful parks. We spent one fabulous day checking out the city by bike and the next day we enjoyed getting a bit lost on an adventure to find the well known street art in Barranco. AS Grace turned 11 here, this was an excuse for a fancy meal out and to finally sample the famous Peruvian ceviche.

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