Peru

Sharon and Tom up in the Andes

Mt Rainier

14,410

Mauna Kea

13,796

Sillustani

12,837

Lake Titicaca

12,639

Mt Hood

11,239

Cusco

10,976

Ollantaytambo

9,240

Machu Picchu

8,250

Crater Lake

8,000

Mt Washington

6,286

Cleveland

650

Lima

100

How High?
Mt Rainier 14,410 Mauna Kea 13,796 Sillustani 12,837 Lake Titicaca 12,639 Mt Hood 11,239 Cusco 10,976 Ollantaytambo 9,240 Machu Picchu 8,250 Crater Lake 8,000

Lima 100

October 10–19, 2006 Tropical paradise and we only spent two hours suntanning at the beach. We were very busy; a luau, mountaintop drives, volcano treks, beer and chevre tastings, snorkeling, and perfect sunsets (with Mai Tais in hand). How we got it all in will remain a mystery. As usual we added a few diversions. We kicked off at a concert with the Irish superstars U2. Followed by a later night packing binge, and a three-part flight to Maui. We stayed for five days (October 10–19). We shared many adventures with Cleveland friends Lisa and Doug Hiwiller.

Mt Washington 6,286 Cleveland 650

Dining

A great feast

Oversize Corn

Fluffy

Empenada

50

Lima
Architectural tour

Surf matching undulations of Lovers Park. Trolley museum display

Earthquake damageed cathedral was covered with “chicken” buzzards

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Lima

Miraflores’s Lovers Park

Altiplano Ranch lands

46

Sillustani

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Sillustani

42

Isla Taquile

A political rally
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Isla Taquile

The village as at the top of the island. Everything is hauled in and out.

Our guide gave Coca leaves to the local official.

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Islas Flotanes Uros People

The Uros people live on islands made out of reeds

Juliaca

Puno

34

Lake Titicaca

A German couple taking a break after climbiung into the pass, 14,305 feet

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Altiplano bus trip

Climbing the stairs at the reconstructed Wari site

Puca Pucara

Qenco

30

Sacsayhuamán

When lifting heavy objects, bend your knees

Nazca ceramics

Museo de la Nacion, Lima
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Boil potatoes

Split open potato

add soft cheese

slather in mud

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Graphics

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Peru Rail

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Peru Rail Urubamba Valley

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Plants

Wild peppercherry

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Gringo Markets

These guys were tough at the bargaining table. They got their price.

Our guides were unable to provide aconvincing explanation for this upside down plane.

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Faces

Models fee is nonnegotiable. 1 sole is approximately 33 cents

Sacred Valley

Cusco

Lima

Cusco

Uros Islands

Taquile Island

Juliaca

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Critters

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Critters Camelids

alpaca

vicuña

guanaco

Not on the first date!

llama

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Neighborhoods

Puno

Pisac

Juliaca

Cusco

Ollantaytambo

Altiplano Ollantaytambo

70

Notes

January dots: time to cultivate

February

March chicks?

April Many plants; growth

May Church; celebrate Mother of the Cross

June Sunrise; solstice

All major credit cards accepted.

August Fish
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September cultivate again

October Tourists; open gringo market

November Flags on house; change authorities

December birds

Details

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