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Done with Ecuador

The Jungle and Macchu Piccu Coming Soon

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Time has been very short, as we have been traveling a lot so we apologize for the brevity of this entry. After our return from our upcoming trek (leaving tomorrow at 4 AM), I will make an in depth entry about our Amazon experience, Lima, and Cusco with lots of pictures of details. For our final day in Banos, we ate a hearty breakfast and set off to do the last thing we wanted to do before having to leave the wonderful city - rock climbing. We drove about 10-15 min outside of town and arrived at our destination. We all got geared up and took turns scaling (or at least trying to scale) the wall.

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Chad

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Scott

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Rock climbing proved to be very challenging but we all had a good time. During the fun, we became friends with the other guy in our group, Marcos. Upon returning to the center of town, we invited Marcos to join us for lunch and he agreed. Over a good lunch, we exchanged travel stories and got some insight from him regarding some of our future destinations. Marcos is from Buenos Aires, Argentina which is one of our destinations towards the end of the trip. We exchanged contact info with one another and will hopefully be able to meet up with him when we are in BA. He insisted we come to his house and let him cook us a traditional Argentinian dish with nice steaks and wine (our mouths are already watering).

Since we were now done with Ecuador, it was time to travel to Peru to enter the jungle.

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We had a great 5 days in the jungle with our guide and then were ready to head to the next highlight of our trip - Macchu Piccu. We arrived in Cusco, Peru a couple days ago and have been getting ready for our 5 day trek along the Salkantay Trail since. We got all of our groceries and rental gear this afternoon/evening and leave for the trail in the morning. We should be getting back Friday night or Saturday morning and will be heading to Bolivia shortly thereafter. Once we are able to get comfortable somewhere, I will be sure to make an in depth entry about the past week and our upcoming trek. Thank you all for your understanding and we look forward to providing another quality entry soon.

Cheers!

Chad and Scott

Posted by mcphersonc 21:19 Archived in Peru

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No need for long entries...just enjoy yourselves and all that is on offer. Glad to know all is well in your world:) love, al

by Alison

Super! Keep on having adventures. "It's not an adventure till something goes wrong." -Some ski movie

by Dan Haber

Soooo envious. Unique, awesome and obviously having a blast. Rest well. Be blessed. Look forward to more.

by Carl (dad)

All of the photos look amazing fellas! The descriptions of these places you are visiting, the people you are meeting, and adventures you guys are going are impeccable! I know all of us in ATL can't wait to read what comes next! Continued safe travels and good fortune for you guys!!
Love and well wishes from ATL
Bro

by Drew Jaindl

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