Peru - days 1 & 2

I can't believe we planned to go to Peru a year ago and now it has already come and gone. Here is a rundown of our trip (prepare for a serious picture overload)..

If you take them, be prepared for me to post them

Day 1 (and two) were spent looking pretty haggard both due to our red eye flight from Mexico City to Lima and the fact that when we got to Lima we were informed after 25 minutes of searching that our bag was still in Las Vegas. So much for showing up 2.5 hrs early to the airport to avoid such catastrophes. Luckily we each had 1 change of clothes & garments! The Lima Temple also was very gracious towards us (not surprisingly, saints are truly that-saints!) and our rugged appearance and allowed us into their gorgeous temple to do the Lord's work.

We spent the rest of our time in Lima (24 hrs total) exploring, eating delicious cinnamon butter stuffed croissants, avoiding car rides (there are pretty much no traffic laws as we found out and poor Jeffrey threw up as soon as we pulled up to our hotel. He (we) spent the rest of our trip dreading our cramped bus rides) and meeting up with our group/guide who we would be with during our hike to Machu Picchu.

the Gorgeous Lima, Peru Temple

Day 2  Started with an early flight to Cusco, Peru, where we checked into our hotel and had a detailed orientation about the adventure hike we were about to embark on. We were then treated to a walking tour of the city, a delicious and simple peruvian lunch and a much needed shower and change of clothes once our bag was recovered!


The flight to Cusco is about 1 hour straight up. The elevation gain is so much so that there is no real descent when landing. It's a very strange feeling.

The main plaza, the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America

King Pachacutti ( poch-a-cootie), he was the one who built Macchu Picchu

Inka Kola is a very sweet version of cream soda that fizzes on your tongue after you swallow it

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