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4. Cusco, Peru February 22, 2010

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Altitude sickness aside, we were enthralled by the old-world vibe, cobbled streets and mysterious corridors of Cusco. We also had some of the best meals of our entire trip here, and let’s not forget nearby Machu Picchu… 

The rooftops of Cusco.

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Night Plaza September 30, 2009

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Night shot of the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa.

Night shot of the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa.

Monastery of Santa Catalina September 30, 2009

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The fountain within the Monastery of Santa Catalina. -  Arequipa, Peru

The fountain within the Monastery of Santa Catalina. - Arequipa, Peru

September 30, 2009

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The monastery of Santa Catalina is a walled citadel within Arequipa dating back to the 1600s.

The monastery of Santa Catalina is a walled citadel within Arequipa dating back to the 1600s.

Dusk Falls on Arequipa September 30, 2009

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The view from our hotel window in Arequipa, with views of Misti Volcano and the Plaza.

The view from our hotel window in Arequipa, with views of Misti Volcano and the Plaza.

My Favorite Balcony in Cusco September 30, 2009

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Jen on the balcony at her favorite coffee shop overlooking the plaza. -  Cusco, Peru

Jen on the balcony at her favorite coffee shop overlooking the plaza. - Cusco, Peru

Recycler of the Year September 30, 2009

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We thought our packs were heavy. When he asked for money after Steve took this pic, Steve told him,  ¨Don´t look at me, you put that thing on your back, not me.¨ -  Cusco, Peru

We thought our packs were heavy. When he asked for money after Steve took this pic, Steve told him, ¨Don´t look at me, you put that thing on your back, not me.¨ - Cusco, Peru

Our Trusty Steads September 23, 2009

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horseback riding in the countryside of Arequipa with the Misti Volcano in the background

horseback riding in the countryside of Arequipa with the Misti Volcano in the background

September 23, 2009

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horseback riding along a stream in the countryside of Arequipa - there were views of the Misti Volcano, local farmers and herders, downtown Arequipa, and old Incan walls and farmland

horseback riding along a stream in the countryside of Arequipa - there were views of the Misti Volcano, local farmers and herders, downtown Arequipa, and old Incan walls and farmland

He’s got a Weakness for Tractors September 23, 2009

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"Farmer Steve" - before our horseback riding in Arequipa

"Farmer Steve" - before our horseback riding in Arequipa