Sacred Valley of the Incas / Urubamba Valley

Trip Start Jun 24, 2006
Trip End Dec 20, 2006

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I arrived in Cusco on the 8 August with a one night stop over in Lima.

Cusco sits at a daunting altitude of 3,400m. I spent my first day acclimatising to the high altitude. It`s amazing how quickly our bodies can adapt to such an extreme change. I still get puffed every now and then when I walk up stairs but apart from that I`m fine.

Since arriving in Cusco I`ve found a room to rent with a Peruvian family, started work at the orphanage and also joined a group for a four day tour of the Sacred Valley.

The pics in this entry are from the tour of the Sacred Valley. In the weeks to come I will also update my blog with pics of my new home, common scenes around Cusco and of course the orphanage.
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b_b on

Oh wow, as seen on tv m8....
Awesome place.
Impressed by your perseverence at such altitudes!
I found that wiggly road (up the mountain) in Google Earth Viewer. '1 hour to go before Machu...'
Looking fwd to some more shots!
Luv, B.

sjreeve on

All those facts Froggerinho - you're making Oinky Snr proud!! Now you just need to try and remember them, and not rely on that book you copied them from... KIDDING??? more soon x

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