Trip Start Jan 24, 2012
Trip End Sep 04, 2012

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Today was pretty fun.  I walked around Cusco, which is the town just
outside Machu Pichu.  I went to some plazas and this cathedral that was
really ornate and had a lot of oro (gold).  In the main plaza, there
are are a lot of people selling ponchos and massages.  Tomorrow I take
my two day train trip to machu pichu which iīm looking forward to.  On
Wednesday, i take a bus to puno, the city just outside lake Titicaca. 

Oh, on the bus from Lima to Cusco there was a 5 minute stop and i
got off the bus to pee and get snacks.  as iīm walking back to the bus,
it is driving away!  i run after it and bang on the door to let me in. 
they did.   The bus was alternating Spanish movies with English
subtitles and English movie with Spanish subtitles.  The guy dubbing
Ryan gossling in crazy stupid love was amazing.  Also that Aaron
Eckhart-Jennifer Anniston movie was one of the worst movies Ive ever
seen.  Hope everyone is well!

Jan. 31

I liked today. I took a video game like taxi ride with new friend (I'll
call her Canada bc I can't remember names only where people are from).
Canada looks like a bird and velociraptor and liam neeson   .No seat
belts. Taxi passed other cars and almost hit dogs. Canada was freaking
out. Then caught train to Aguascalientes   Had great dinner. They put me
and canada in our own room. We hung out all day today and will
tomorrow. I slipped and feel down stairs on my butt at hostel. We wake
up at 530 Tom. To take bus to machu pichuu. I learned so much about the
backpacker world and philosophy today and how to travel. Mtns are
beautiful. I feel like I'm in lotr -avatar-Jurassic park. Miss u guys! I
also ate meat on a stick from lady in street for $0.70.

Feb. 1

Today was the best day by far.  Machu Pichuu is one of the most
beautiful places Iīve ever visited.  Canada and I woke up at 530 am, had
breakfast, and took the bus up the curvy and narrow road to Ma. Pi.  We
had a 2 hour tour of the site in English by a very interesting,
informative, and funny guide.  We then did a trek to an incan bridge and
then did a 2 hour rainy trek up a narrow mountain walkway to the inca
del sol.  The path was so narrow and we were so high up.  Iīm glad I
didnīt slip and fall off!  Iīll have pics when I get back home.  The fog
would sometimes roll in and cover the who city and then it would
completely clear a few moments later.  It felt like a dream city. 
Apparently the Incas hid it on purpose from the conquering Spanish in
the 1500ish by hiding all the roads and trails to it but then some Yale
professor looked for it and paid a local $1 to take him to it.  Yale and
Peru are still fighting on artifacts the prof. took back to Yale.  Hope
everyone is well and Iīll see you soon.  Toilets are nasty here. 
Sometimes they sell toilet paper outside the bathroom and you have to
put the used toilet paper in a small trash can next to the toilet, you
canīt flush it down.  Itīs smelly.  There was a two hour straight up
hike to waynu pichuu that they only allow 400 people a day to that i
didnīt do.  The park gets like 1000 people a day.
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