Second day in Iceland

This morning it is bleak and rainy but we started out to further explore. We got a glimpse of the Home of the President situated next to this church and there was only one police car that was parked outside. The President is non political. We then headed to the Reykjanes Peninsula known for its […]

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First full day in Iceland

Started out with a full buffet breakfast then we were on our way to the countryside to do the Golden Circle. The Golden circle is one of the most popular tours the circle consists of the Thingvellir National Park, the Strokkur Geyser and the Gullfoss Golden waterfall.This was a sunny day so we were able […]

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrived in Iceland with a bit of rain. The drive from the airport is about forty minutes into the town. Every passenger is required to wear seat belts on the bus luckily the belts can be extended to fit even the larger sized person. There are lava deposits along the way as we drove into […]

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Chinchero to Machu Pichu

We experienced a Curandero (healer) ceremony (healing ritual)where the medicine man created a pile consisting of grains, different foods such as rice, vegetables, Inca roots and coca leaves. It appeared he was collecting fruits of the land and he would be sending up prayers. After creating this well formed collection he offered prayers and then […]

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Sacred Valley: Chinchero district

This trip just kept getting better as we go higher; you are in for the Chinchero treat. The Chincheros district is 12,345 feet above sea level and the people are indigenous Indians from the Quechua decent. Here we met a group of Quechua Indian weavers who taught us all about the colors we have been […]

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Sacred Valley continued

When travelling with Grand Circle tours they generally include opportunities to visit a native home. The idea is to interact with the natives with conversations about their culture and ours. Often we get to participate in the culinary culture whether they prepare an entire meal or visitors participate in the preparation of the meal, all […]

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Leaving Lima and exploring Sacred Valley

Our time was up soon so we used some of our free time to pop into a little shopping area or probably what we might call a mini mall. We would be back in Lima before the conclusion so our visit was just to see what they had. What struck me was how colorful the […]

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