South America

Lima to the Sacred Valley

Day 2: Contiki South America

Peace out Lima! Today we head into Peru’s mountain region towards the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is a Llama and Alpaca farm where I got the opportunity to ride a Llama. Well not really ride, I just sat on one and got to pet a lot of them.


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After our South American petting zoo experience, we continued our drive via some very sketchy mountain roads and through a mini monsoon towards the Pisac Ruins . One good thing that came from our bipolar weather bursts was this gorgeous rainbow that appeared across the valley.

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Pisac Ruins

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Each individual person when visiting a new place has preferences to things they wish to view and spend time at. For some, the most exciting thing about travel may be: the local people, experiencing culture shock, the nightlife, shopping, wildlife or simply food. I  prefer nature, landscapes, architecture, history, ruins and engineering marvels. Does that make me a nerdy science geek? Yes it does, but that’s what I love about travel.

I especially love ruins, something about buildings that have stood for hundreds to thousands of years is something that leaves me speechless.

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Does anyone else feel the same?


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    October 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I like the food(although roasted guinea pig is to too out there for me! lol) and sightseeing myself

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    November 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    yay its a pretty rainbow omg it must have took forever to make those stone walls im way too weak to do that lol

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    November 6, 2011 at 1:14 am

    French the Llama! You got sit on an actual Llama.

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    Rachel Dunn
    November 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    The llama picture is sooo priceless. :)

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    November 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    nerdy science geek–I guess that makes two of us–There is something mysterious and interesting about many of the ancient dwellings around the world–Some are well documented and others leave many unaswered questions–On your next mountain expedition you may want to trade your flip-flops in for some hiking boots—LOL–Luv ya Nadine!

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    Andrea Smith
    December 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Great stuff you have there … i envy you for being able to ride those llamas!
    Andrea of wonder wheelers

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