TRAVEL PHOTOS
Playing in the streets
27 Sep 2004
Some kids decided that it was more fun to play hop-scotch than to sit at home all day.
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Quillabamba Protest by-standers
27 Sep 2004
Not everyone was protesting against the Governments low pricing of Coca leave. Many were just stuck with nothing to do. No shops, business' or resturants opened during the day, so what else was there to pass the time than sit outside and watch the action pass by.
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Quillabamba Protesters
27 Sep 2004
All through the day, protesters marched through the main square. Even though they marches were peacfull, I had this strange sense of forboding that everything could kick off and we would be in real trouble. Little did I know that on this day, protesters in Cuszco took 70+ tourists hostage (they were later release unharmed)
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Quillabamba Protests
27 Sep 2004
We arrived in Quillabamba with no money. We were greeted each day with the banks blockaded by protesters.
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Enroute, Cuzco to Quillabamba
26 Sep 2004
It was at this moment we made our mistake. Instead of turning around at the first roadblock, we decided to press-on and get to Quillambamba.
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Paddy wasn't well
25 Sep 2004
Assuming this position for the day, paddy got well ;-)
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12 sided rock, Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco
24 Sep 2004
12 sided rock, Sacsayhuaman, which is one less than a similar rock in Intihuatana.
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Sexy woman
24 Sep 2004
The long Quenchua name, Sacsayhuaman, means "satisfied falcon", though most tourist enevitably remember it by the mnemonic "Sexy woman".
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As the crow flies to Sacsayhuaman
24 Sep 2004
It was at this point we decided to offroad as the quickest way between Puca Pucara and Sacsayhuaman was a stright line and not the road.
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Zona Urbana
24 Sep 2004
A big shout out to John & Martin my fellow members of The Urbane. I saw this and thought of you ;-) ~ Paddy
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And the band played...Star Wars
25 Sep 2004
Can you believe it, a religious procession and what is the music they are playing? The theme from Star Wars.
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Chicken foot soup, Cuzco
25 Sep 2004
One thing we are learning is that the most predominant meat used in Peru is Chicken.
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Seamus about to drink a fruit smoothie
19 Sep 2004
Okay, so I know the guide books say not to drink the local water and only have fruit you have peeled, but the smoothies looked sooooo good, that Paddy and I just had to try one.
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Lunch, Vilcashuaman
21 Sep 2004
Rice, indeterminate meat ribs and potatoes in a red sauce. Really, really good.
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Paddy being cool, Manallasaq
21 Sep 2004
Paddy in chillout mode surrounded by flowering Puya Raimondi. A very rare site (the plants, not Paddy)
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ARTICLES
Thieving little curly haired scum bag......
07 Oct 2004 | Seamus
The day started well. Leisurely get-up. Hot shower. Quick trip into Ica to get some cash. Say goodbye to our new friends. Get all our stuff nicked.
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For the love of duneboarding
06 Oct 2004 | Seamus
10am seemed to take an age to come around, but when it did, Paddy, myself and our two new dune boarding buddies Laura and Helen, where ready to spend the the morning scaling the immense dunes in the buggy and decending only with a plank of wood strapped to our feet.
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Escape from Nazca into Boogie Nights
05 Oct 2004 | Seamus
At eight o'clock, Paddy and I were sitting in the hotel reception waiting for our ride to the airport. Eight o'clock sharp, we were told, and no breakfast. At eight fifteen, our ride arrived. This should have been a hint of what was to come.
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Bus(es) from Lima to Nazca
04 Oct 2004 | Seamus
The plan was simple. Get up, get a packed lunch, get to Nazca. Getting up was simple, getting lunch was a breeze, getting to Nazca, well...
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Flight to freedom
03 Oct 2004 | Seamus
Hanneka woke us up at 7am to say goodbye. By the time we got back to bed, we had flown over the Andes back to Lima and eaten far too many burgers.
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Life on a limb up a mountain to Santa Terrasa
01 Oct 2004 | Paddy
Up at 0600 & the girls have already gone to school - remember, this family live way way up on the side of a very steep mountain. What Seamus and I did yesterday these girls do twice a day !!!
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Three day trek to beat the protests
30 Sep 2004 | Seamus
With the protests growing daily, we made it high into the mountains on the first day and got lost. We were taken in by a family who fed us, and gave us a place to stay - with the chickens, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and goats.
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Escape from Quillabamba !
29 Sep 2004 | Paddy
OK, so today we walk out of here...past the protesters, over the rope bridge, along the old train tracks, past the road blocks.....
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Nothing to do but watch the peoples revolution
28 Sep 2004 | Paddy
Today we do absolutely nothing all day except hide in the hotel room watching Fox & Hallmark. Here is why...
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Long live the revolution!
27 Sep 2004 | Seamus
It was meant to be eight hours on the bus from Cuzco to Quillabamba - it wasnt. After nightfall, with our packs on our backs, the last 2Km into Quillabamba were both worrying and elating. Elating because we had walked though many roadblocks, paid over the odds for a minibus to run the roadblocks and protesters and worryng because the hillside was on fire.
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Sunday 26th September
27 Sep 2004 | Paddy
Left the tech behind in the Cusco hostel - got up at 07h00 - packed and got into a taxi to the bus station...
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Saturday 25th September
26 Sep 2004 | Paddy
The alarm woke us up at 05h00 this morning...
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Friday 24th September
26 Sep 2004 | Paddy
Woke up late - all 3 of us hung over - but today we have a plan...
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A Poetic Aside
26 Sep 2004 | Paddy
I have always liked this lyrics and it was written about travelling in Peru...
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Big day out
26 Sep 2004 | Seamus
This is a tempory blog so you can see the amazing photographs of our day out from AYacucho to Vilcashuaman. The day started at 6am....
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