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katelicte Me gusta el pisco peruano! #cusco #travelgram 4min

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katelicte Peruvian pisco tasting! It paid to be the only (weird tourist?) people at the bar at 3:30pm because we had the house pisco sommelier all to ourselves. The four kinds we tried during our guided tasting were all so different from each other...I was really surprised! We drink Chilean pisco all of the time, but it's really a very different spirit from these piscos. #cusco #travelgram 35min

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katelicte Today's simple itinerary, before we get back to the adventuring: early breakfast with our host, a visit to the Museo Histórico Regional de Cusco, lunch, shopping, and a visit to El Museo del Pisco. The second museo is actually a restobar specializing in, you guessed it, Peruvian pisco! #cusco #travelgram 44min

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katelicte Back in Cusco... #peru #travelgram 1h

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katelicte One final #latergram from the Machu Picchu adventure: a celebratory coca sour (like a pisco sour w/ coca leaves and tea) after reaching the bottom of the mountain. It was a bit of a nerve-wracking drive for me! #peru #travelgram 1h

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katelicte Missing this misty morning hike already! #machupicchu #travelgram 1h

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katelicte A snippet of the sights & sounds of train travel through the Sacred Valley en route from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Note: the train company played that techno Andean music the whole three and a half hours there and back. 6h

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katelicte Crossing Río Urubamba in the Sacred Valley on the way to Machu Picchu. If one were to follow this river, it would eventually flow into the Amazon, then into the Atlantic Ocean! #peru #travelgram 6h

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katelicte A #latergram from our gorgeous train trip through the Sacred Valley on the way to Machu Picchu. #perurail #travelgram 7h

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katelicte Jess looks really proud of this Incan wall (taken on our hike up toward Intipunku)...so much so, one would think he built it! #peru #travelgram 1d

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katelicte Misty Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu from way above, as spotted on our early morning hike up toward Intipunka (The Sun Gate), which is the entrance to the park from the Inca Trail. Even though we didn't hike the full Inca Trail, we did do this short portion of it. #peru #travelgram 1d

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katelicte Gotta love that classic view of Machu Picchu early in the morning! #peru #travelgram 1d

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katelicte We spent a good portion of this afternoon soaking in mineraly thermal hot spring pools while a warm rain slowly fell on the mountains & us. Most of the other people at the hot springs had been hiking for the past four days on the Inca Trail & were exhausted, so even though they deserved the soak more than us, we still had an amazing time. 😎 #peru #travelgram 2d

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katelicte Bird-of-paradise flowers (???) at our lunch spot here in Aguas Calientes. #peru 2d

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katelicte Subtropical rainforests = beautiful flora! #aguascalientes #peru #nofilter 2d

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katelicte Hola from Aguas Calientes! We arrived earlier this afternoon, and we plan to take the bus up to Machu Picchu at dawn tomorrow morning. This little town is the definition of a tourist trap, but we're enjoying the lower altitude (compared to Cusco, anyway) and the fresh, misty mountain breezes. #peru #travelgram 2d
  •   lpreonas The altitude destroyed me 2d
  •   katelicte @lpreonas At Aguas Calientes? Or Cusco? Cusco hasn't been easy for us, but it hasn't been a HUGE issue (needing oxygen tanks) yet. I'm kind of worried about how we'll fare in Puno next week... 2d
  •   lpreonas I think Puno's below Cusco, no? For me the first flight of stairs in Cusco was death, but you descend quite a bit to Aguas Calientes, and I could definitely climb 5 stairs without my face throbbing there 2d
  •   katelicte @lpreonas No, Puno is about 500m higher. I'm freaking out. We'll have two days back in Cusco (after MP) before we go there on Monday. Fingers crossed that it's enough! 2d
  •   lpreonas Coca leaves will save you 2d
  •   katelicte @lpreonas I've been trying...I may/may not be becoming like Pam in the Archer Vice season. 2d

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katelicte Not the greatest quality photo, but Jess and I have fallen in love with a restaurant here in Cusco & needed to document our second visit in as many days. This is a maracuyá (passion fruit) pisco sour from Inka Grill. We have enjoyed full entrees, drinks, small plates, and even a dessert there. I had the best ceviche (made from more of that amazing Sacred Valley trout) of my life at this restaurant, and I discovered a deep love for crema volteada (a flan/custard dessert but more decadent). Also, we tried alpaca and it was delicious! #yum #notsorry 3d

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katelicte When Jess and I arrived in Cusco, we decided to purchase "boletos turísticos" (tickets that cover the price of admission to many sites & museums in and near Cusco), which have come in handy as we have toured around. One of the entrances available through the ticket was to a performance of traditional local dances, accompanied by live music, at the Cusco Cultural Center. Even though we expected the performance to be cheesy (it was), we actually had a fun time! This snippet is from a dance inspired by bullfighting. #peru 3d

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katelicte Typical Cusco street view in the historic city center. Notice the rainbow flag of the Andes flying in the background. 3d

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katelicte Los colores del Cusco #travelgram #Peru 3d

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