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Today we had a sleep in then we got some snacks and visited a ‘train graveyard’ just out slide of town that contained the rusty relics of former mining locomotives. We then drove about 25min to the Salt Flats where we took heaps of pictures. We then had lunch on the water and under water as it started raining.

We then had wine, cheese and olives as we watched the sun set and drove back to Uyuni to catch a night bus back to LA Paz.

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Today we left unnecessary baggage at the hotel and left by van for Oruro where we had lunch and explored the town for a little bit.

We then caught a 7hr train ride to Uyuni whereby we saw wild flamingos and Vicuñas. We had dinner on the train as we watched the sun set and played some games to pass the time before arriving around 9:30 to check in to our hotel.

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Today is the day to explore Lake Titicaca. We leave to catch our ferry around 7:30 where there are many other people to make up a bigger group for the day of exploring. We first stopped at a small floating island called Uros to learn the way of the people and life on a floating island. We than headed to a cafe to get our passports stamped while also waiting for the last few members of the group to join up. The morning was a little rainy and cold but as we headed out to island Taquile it cleared up real nice. We arrived to play for a bit on the beach and than walked up to have our lunch. We learned about the local people and did a dance before sitting down for our meal prepared by the locals. We than took a little walk before getting back on the ferry to head back. We got back and we surrounded by people all watching the parade and the whole town was enjoying the festivities. After viewing this holiday for a bit we headed to dinner at a German restaurant called Cafe el Buho. After dinner we went to the supermarket to get any snacks for the next day of traveling and than off to pack and go to bed to prepare for another early mornings
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Today there is 3 of us left to head on to Lake Titicaca and Bolivia. We caught a bus around 8 in the morning and headed to Puno, a city on the Peru side of Lake Titicaca. We arrived around 5 at our hotel and had some time to walk around to see the city crowded for market day. We than had dinner at a pretty cool bar/cafe called La Casa del Corejidor  where we played Jenga after a delicious meal. Walking back on the main boulevard before heading to bed to prepare for an early day to explore the lake.

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Today is the last day before half the group heads back home. We were able to sleep in while one girl went early with our guide to finalize her visa for Bolivia. We met at 10:30 to tour the cathedral. After we saw small ways the religions of the Incas and Catholics were mixed within the cathedral we went to lunch. We had lunch at a delicious vegan place called green point and than headed to the Choco museum to learn about the chocolate making process. San Pedro market was after that to have a look around and than off to buy our snacks for the next day of travel at the supermarket. We than had some free time until dinner to soak up the sun in the plaza and listen to music. Dinner was at a real fancy place called Marcelo Batata for majority of the groups last dinner. Off to the hotel to pack, play games, and say our goodbyes to the people heading home.

Today there is 3 of us left to head on to Lake Titicaca and Bolivia. We caught a bus around 8 in the morning and headed to Puno, a city on the Peru side of Lake Titicaca. We arrived around 5 at our hotel and had some time to walk around to see the city crowded for market day. We than had dinner at a pretty cool bar/cafe called La Casa del Corejidor  where we played Jenga after a delicious meal. Walking back on the main boulevard before heading to bed to prepare for an early day to explore the lake.
Today is the day to explore Lake Titicaca. We leave to catch our ferry around 7:30 where there are many other people to make up a bigger group for the day of exploring. We first stopped at a small floating island called Uros to learn the way of the people and life on a floating island. We than headed to a cafe to get our passports stamped while also waiting for the last few members of the group to join up. The morning was a little rainy and cold but as we headed out to island Taquile it cleared up real nice. We arrived to play for a bit on the beach and than walked up to have our lunch. We learned about the local people and did a dance before sitting down for our meal prepared by the locals. We than took a little walk before getting back on the ferry to head back. We got back and we surrounded by people all watching the parade and the whole town was enjoying the festivities. After viewing this holiday for a bit we headed to dinner at a German restaurant called Cafe el Buho. After dinner we went to the supermarket to get any snacks for the next day of traveling and than off to pack and go to bed to prepare for another early mornings
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We woke up in the morning,

Hit the alarm and stopped snoring,
It was 5 am,
Some of us thought not again,
We grabbed our gear,
Then headed to the van with some cheer,
For today was the day,
Rainbow mountain away,
Half the group stayed behind,
While the others prepared for the grind,
As we stood outside shivering,
Diego took his time turning,
In the van off we go,
Next stop Yieber on the side of the road,
Ready? Our guide does say,
Sleep now for we are far away,
After hours we stopped for some breakfast,
Than put our drivers skills to the test,
Up a narrow mountain path,
2 girls joined us on the road with wrath,
Alpacas all around,
Some many different greens surround,
Jamming out to music,
Adventuring through a land so mystic,
Made it to the trail head,
While the others were still cozied in bed,
As we began our trek,
We bundled up from toe to neck,
An hour passed as half of us made it up,
Tourists all around and one little pup,
The most beautiful sights to be seen,
Glaciers and mountains of red and green,
All of us gathered in awe,
For what before our eyes we saw,
The most beautiful sight of all the trip,
With runny noses that would drip,
Taking in the nature,
Our heads ready to rupture,
We sat for awhile,
Than headed back with a big smile,
Quickly up our legs like jelly,
Quickly down to soon fill our belly,
As we gathered for dinner at jacks,
We discussed our daily tasks,
2 girls got tattoos,
While the guy just snoozed,
Laughing over how the van couldn’t start,
For it was so cold it could freeze your heart,
Then we prepared for our night out,
It’s basically our last night we shout,
Sharing stories with each other,
For we have become sister and brother to one another.
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Today we left Ollantaytambo and headed back to Cusco with a couple of stops along the way. Our first stop was at a restaurant which served roasted guinea pig, which some people in the group were brave enough to try. After finishing a whole guinea pig, we continued on until we reached the town of Pisac where we learned the differences between real alpaca wool and fake materials as well as the difference between real and fake silver. We had lunch in Pisac before moving on to a wildlife rescue centre. Here we saw a range of South American animals including a puma, condors, and llamas. All the animals at the centre have been rescued or are unfit for release back into the wild. After a few hours we arrived back in Cusco, where we had a few hours of free time before dinner.

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Today we had an early breakfast and caught the train to Machu Picchu town. The train had excellent visibility and provided great views for the oncoming rainforest experience for the day.

Upon arriving we collected our lunch and snacks from a French bakery then boarded a bus for a short trip to Machu Picchu city. We zigzagged up the mountain until we arrived at the picturesque Machu Picchu.
Our team leader Yieber led us to the famous photo spot where we all got our first pictures before we settled down in a quieter area away from the tourists to have lunch and listen to the history of the site provided by Yieber.
After that, we had free time to explore the city ourselves first heading to Sun gate then the Inca bridge. We then ventured down into the city for a closer look before finally catching the bus back into town.
We met Yieber in the main square of the town then headed out for dinner and drinks where Yieber also gave us a lesson on Incan culture and the South American birds and bees. We then headed out for dessert before catching the train back home at 8:30.pm
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Hi there everyone!

Our apologies for the delay in blogs we have been experiencing some technical difficulties due to launching our new website.

The group are having a wonderful time as you will see in the photos below.  Enjoy!

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The day started off early, waking up in the scenic town of Ollantaytambo. After breakfast, we ventured off to the salt mines of Maras. When we arrived, we were able to feel the stream water, which was very warm and salty. We learned that there are two different theories as to why there are bubbles forming in the water, one of which being that the salt mines are near an active volcano. After exploring and trying some scrumptious salt and chocolate, we were off to ride ATVs. We rode through the country side, seeing all of the farmers in action, and then we got the chance to see the beautiful Huaypo lake. As we were on our way to ride up the side of a mountain, it started to rain making the trek a lot more challenging but all the more fun! When we returned back to the garage, we ate our boxed lunches reminding us what it was like to be little kids again. Then we finally got to the zip lining place, suited up, and hiked up to the first line, which was used to prepare us for what was to come. As the adventure progressed, the lines got longer and faster, and we were able to go upside down as well as in the Superman position! Zip lining over the Sacred Valley was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. After the long bumpy ride back to Ollantaytambo, we ate some dinner and finally showered up and went to sleep for the night.

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