Monthly Archives: February 2011

18 – 19 February 2011

18 February 2011 Cuzco – Lima – Quito Today was a travel day.  We’ll overnight in Quito then start home in the morning.  We did find time in Quito to visit the artisans market and our favorite restaurant. 19 February … Continue reading

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17 February 2011

17 February 2011 Machu Picchu/Cuzco We were among the first in the park this morning.  Even with the light rain and fog, people continued to pour into the park all morning.  After lunch it was another bus ride down the … Continue reading

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16 February 2011

16 February 2011 Machu Picchu From the Sacred Valley, we took the Vista-dome train to Aguas Calliente followed by a 20 minute bus ride up a steep winding road to Machu Picchu.  We dropped off our luggage at the Machu Picchu … Continue reading

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15 February 2011

15 February 2011 Sacred Valley of the Incas We  spent today in the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting several sites.  We visited an ancient Inca village.  Many anciet homes built over 1000 years ago were still in use.  We … Continue reading

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14 February 2011

14 February 2011 Cuzco, Peru          HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Our flight from Lima was over snow covered Andes.  We arrived in Cuzco around 10am.  Our hotel was in the middle of the historic district.  Our 3 hour afternoon private tour was … Continue reading

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12 – 13 February 2011

  12 February 2011 Otavalo & Quito, Ecuador After our final travel writing session, we went to Otavalo to shop in the largest indigenous market in Ecuador and maybe South America.  There were hundreds of vendors selling everything from raw meat … Continue reading

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11 February 2011

11 february 2011 Cotacachi, Ecuador Today is our last full day in Cotacachi.  After our morning travel writing and Spanish sessions, we took a short drive to San Antonio de Ibarra, the village of the woodworkers.  We visited a working … Continue reading

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10 February 2011

10 February 2011 Cotacachi, Ecuador This morning was our usual classes (travel writing & Spanish).  This afternoon was entirely unique.  We traveled a short distance to the village of Iluman, known locally as the village of Shamans.  Here we experienced … Continue reading

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9 February 2011

February 9, 2011 Cotacachi, Ecuador Our morning activities included travel writing and Spanish class.  This afternoon was beyond imagination.  We spent several hours at the 5 star Mirage Spa.  We each had our choice of several different spa treatments, many … Continue reading

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8 February 2011

  February 8, 2011 Cotacachi, Ecuador Tuesday is quite literally raining down on us.  There’s a slight chill in the mountain air and the volcano peaks are hidden in the clouds.  We hug the wall of the building as we … Continue reading

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