|Lima, Peru - A very nice city! A month long trip to Peru and Bolivia!|
|Main plaza in Lima!|
|Plaza in Cuzco!|
|Cuzco is a beautiful city. Very comfortable for walking around. 10,900'|
|Sacred Valley Tour - Inca ruins not far from Cuzco!|
|We loved this original Inca wall in our hotel.|
|We had lots of chances to shop.|
|Lunch stop on the way to Ollantaytambo!|
|The rock cutting/ fitting "boggles the mind".|
|Ollantaytambo - Fun taxi to our hotel!|
We could see the ruins from our hotel and it was only a one block walk to the Inca Rail train to Machu Pichu.
|Beautiful train ride to Aguas Calientes! A narrow canyon with high snow covered peaks above!|
Machu Pichu! Up, up, up on lots of switchbacks from Aguas Calientes! Jordyn and I climbed an Inca Trail to the peak in the background (Old Machu Pichu Peak).
|Machu Pichu! It's on my "Top Ten Wonders of the World" list.|
We hiked this Inca Trail to the "Inca Bridge". The rock work is impressive! Now closed at the bridge, the trail continues across the cliffs in the picture.
|We climbed around 1,500 feet to reach "Old Machu Pichu Peak".|
|The train runs through the middle of Aguas Calientes.|
|I had to try the popular dish, Cuy (guinea pig). I can't say I'd recommend it.|
|Uros "Floating Islands"!|
|Lake Titicaca! We stayed in Puno by the lake at 12,500 feet elevation.|
|We walked a quarter mile to cross into Bolivia.|
|Cool! Dirt-bike at your desk!|
|Bus on a ferry and we went on a "home-made" boat!|
We took a bus to La Paz, Bolivia. We walked some cool streets to this fun restaurant. La Paz sits at 12,200 feet Elevation.
|Staying at the "Milton Hotel" - $20 for two including breakfast!|
|Our "family"! - We loved staying with them.|
|Note the hole in the bus floor. Nice for checking engine status!|
|My teacher! Jordyn and I loved the teaching quality at our school.|
|"Skeleton Band" - This was one cool show. I should have in on my YouTube videos soon.|
We rented ATV's in the plaza in front of our school. I rode by myself but this "helper" got a free date with Jordyn.
|The bus ride to Uyuni was hours of vibrating "washboard" roads. Our rest stop included this restroom.|
|Uyuni - 12,200 feet! We came for the Southwest Circuit Tour. A three day trip across the world's biggest salt flats and much more. A surreal desert surrounded by 20,000 foot volcano's.|
|Train junkyard! Leftovers from a huge silver mine.|
|Lot's of locals make their living doing this.|
|"Salt Hotel" in San Juan - 13,900 feet! Made using blocks of salt!|
|"Salt Hotel" - 13,900 feet!|
Rough country! We went 500 miles over very bumpy terrain. A tribute to the toughness of the Toyota Land Cruiser.
|Three species of flamingos!|
|"Roughin' It" hotel!|
|Six in one room - no heat - 20 degrees outside - 13,900 feet - long night!|
Frozen radiator? No problemo! Put a Gas soaked burning rag behind the grille next to the radiator and light the cook stove under it.
|We spent three fun days with two couples.|
|These hot springs felt great.|
|20,000 foot mountain!|
|Our friends crossed into Chile here.|
|Warning! We saw another one of these with a sign on it - "Beware robbers".|
|Bought this new hat while Jordyn and shopped for gifts.|
|Here's a perspective on where Peru and Bolivia sit.|
|A street vendor used a cardboard box for a playpen.|
"A wonderful trip - Thanks Jordyn, for going with your Papa"