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Dave and Jackie present Peru Night with Pisco Sours at Char’s Landing!

Dave and I have barely managed to post any of our Peru pix to this blog yet (we will!). We like to do slide shows of our travels, but we can only fit a dozen or so people into our home, and end up having so many people who tell us after the fact that they wish they had been invited. So we’re really excited that Char has agreed to partner with us for our Peru slide show, featuring Peru’s national drink the pisco sour, and slides from  our trip to the Cusco region of Peru, including Machu Picchu and a side trip to Lake Titicaca, next Wednesday Feb. 11th, 7-9 pm.

So here are a few photo highlights:

First night in Cusco - amazing stones fitted together by the Inca, by methods that we still don't understand, 500 years ago.

First night in Cusco – amazing stones fitted together by the Inca, by methods that we still don’t understand, 500 years ago.

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Peru trip: Arrival in Cusco, and acclimatizing to the altitude with a hike up to Sacsayhuaman

LP1030070Here are pix from our first day in Peru. We flew directly to Cusco (via Lima), so had abruptly come up from zero to 3400 m, (11,152′). I still had a whole lot of extra red blood cells kicking around in my system, since I had been to the Himalayas only 2 and a half months before. The altitude was tougher on Dave. In any case, it’s always wise to be cautious when arriving at elevation…. so we had a casual evening, wandering around town and then having dinner and a good sleep, before venturing out the next day. Read the rest of this entry »

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