Once again, the wake up call sounded more like a fire alarm than a wake up ring. This time, I was already up so no wetting the bed on this one. I got everything ready to head to Machu Picchu and went to breakfast. Continue reading Peru – Day 8 (5/24/2017)
The wake up call was more like a fire alarm. Scared me awake. Not cool. Got up quick and went down to get some breakfast before heading to the airport.
We landed in Cusco for the Machu Picchu adventure. It started with a Thanking Mother Earth ceremony, done by a local shaman. We made three wishes using three cocoa leaves that would later get burned. The ashes return to the Earth and the smoke goes up to the universe. It was really interesting and I enjoyed it. It was something different that not many people get to experience. During the burning of the package with our three leaves, three dogs came up to where we were outside. The threes have been strong in my life. Once the ceremony was over, we headed back inside for a buffet lunch. I was hungry and had a little bit of everything. Once again, the food did not disappoint. Continue reading Peru – Day 7 (5/23/2017)
Had an amazing sleep last night. I didn’t sweat my ass off or have birds keeping me up. Instead, I had a group of guys being loud in the hallway of the hotel waking me up. Went on for at least an hour and started around 12:00-12:30. But, overall, I slept great. I woke up feeling rested and ready for the day. I went and grabbed a bag to get my laundry from the Amazon washed. The clothes were smelling pretty bad from not being able to really dry. I didn’t care what it was going to cost, it needed to be done. After that, I went down and got some breakfast. So far, my stomach was holding. I was hoping it would continue so I wouldn’t need more Pepto. Continue reading Peru – Day 6 (5/22/2017)
I woke up around 6 am on my own. Not sure why since I had a hard time falling asleep. There is some type of animal, my guess is a bird, that is always really loud around the same time every night and if I didn’t fall asleep before it started to make it’s trek through the cabanas, I wouldn’t fall asleep too quickly. But, getting up early allowed me to get everything packed without being rushed. Just as I was writing in my journal, an animal was walking down the path behind my cabana. It was the largest rodent, the name of which I can’t remember except it starts with an “a”. It paid to get up early and sit quiet and still. I always seemed to see more when I was alone than when I was with my group actually trying to see something. Guess it’s that connection I have. Continue reading Peru – Day 5 (5/21/2017)
The day started off with breakfast. I have to say, it was nice not having to get up so early. I could take my time with everything. After breakfast, we met up at the dock for our boat ride to a local organic banana plantation. Continue reading Peru – Day 4 (5/20/17)
Got up at 5 AM. I did not sleep very well due to all the jungle noises. Someone came and knocked on the door as our wake up call. There are no phones so the wake up call is someone coming to your door and knocking. After getting dressed, I headed down to get some breakfast. Once I finished, I headed down to the dock for the boat ride to the Amazon walk to Lake Sandoval. Continue reading Peru – Day 3 (5/19/17)
I was up around 5 AM to make sure I had enough time to get all my stuff together and eat some breakfast before meeting up with my tour group heading to Puerto Maldonado. I made sure I had enough time to take a shower. I needed to get the stank off of me before sitting on a plane for a couple hours. I’m sure the people sitting next to me appreciated that. I left my big suitcase at the hotel in Lima since they would store your luggage for you. That way I didn’t have to worry about lugging that massive thing around. It was hard enough keeping track of two small bags. I went down and had breakfast and met the rest of my group. Off to the airport we go! Continue reading Peru – Day 2 (5/18/17)