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Boutineer

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Hand made by the wedding party!

The groom wearing his boutineer.

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May 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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Aguas Calientes

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I'm surprised they don't realize people would stay longer if it were nicer. As it is, most travel guides recommend getting out as soon as possible.

This is the town nearest Machu Picchu. They get gads of tourists without even trying. The result is it’s very expensive and yet run-down.

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May 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

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Acid Plant

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We had a harrowing experience when we kept getting brushed against these plants while riding mules out of the canyon. Apparently no one told them how dangerous these plants are.

Our guide tore a leaf off this plant to show us the white sap inside and told us that it is extremely acidic and told us a story of a child who was bush-wacking and went blind as a result of getting this sap in his eyes.

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May 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

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Purses

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The colours in Peru were spectacular.

Purses on a door in Aguas Calientes.

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May 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

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Don’t stay at the Terrazas del Inca Hotel in Aguas Calientes

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It looked nice from the outside...

Tonya booked a room at the Terrazas del Inca hotel in Aguas Calientes and was told we would have a “…Matrimonial room with panoramic windows to the river Aguas Calientes” (matrimonial = double bed) with “WI-FI internet system”.

Here’s what we found when we got to our room:

Tonya is blurry because she was moving so fast to leave.

And this was our panoramic view of the river:

Not that the actual view to the river is all that spectacular...but you can't promise that and then get this...

Also, there was no wifi and it smelled funny.We told the front desk that this was not the room we had reserved, she said there was nothing they could do. So we left and went to another hotel up the hill (where we got lucky and got a beautiful room with a view of the river!).

Written by Tilak Dutta

May 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

Where Waldo?

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Click if you give up...

Tonya was sick for our visit to Machu Picchu so she spent most of her time sitting in the shade on one of the terraces. She’s wearing a bright blue jacket. Do you see her?

Written by Tilak Dutta

May 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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Happy Rapture Day

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For the rest of us...apocalypse party?

For those of you that will be moving on, have a good trip. We love you. If you live within a 5km radius, I can water your plants if you’d like. Sorry, but pets are too much responsibility for me.

Written by Tilak Dutta

May 21, 2011 at 5:39 am

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