Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What A Vacation!

I'm have been away for a while now, and I'm actually posting from Lima, Peru! I got back yesterday from our little trip to Cuzco, Peru to see Machu Picchu. I thought I'd share some amazing photos with everyone today because it's our lazy day. I come back to the states on Monday.

We stayed in Cuzco for five days in a small hostel. I have never stayed in a hostel before, so this was a cool experience...by cool I mean literally and figuratively. It was cold! We had no heat, but we did have thick blankets covering the beds so we stayed nice and warm.


This was the view from our window. 


The view from the hostel. 


When you go to Cuzco, you have to take a pill because the altitude will make you sick. They also give you Coca tea (there's candy and all sorts of things made out of this stuff. Also, it's illegal in the U.S. because you can make cocaine out of it...lol). The tea tastes a bit like leaves, but it's good!

The second day we went on a tour of all sorts of places around Cuzco:




Then Machu Picchu!





I would attempt to describe to you what I saw, but I was just in awe. You cross a bridge and walk down a path and the whole place is just revealed to you. It's absolutely stunning. Mountains are all around you, and in the morning it's all misty, by evening, the clouds touch the mountains. I've never been around so many mountains, even when I was in Ireland.

Okay! Well, when I get back to the U.S., I'll get back to updating you on my writing! I'm actually off to write this evening!

Love from Lima!

Ashley

9 comments:

  1. Ummm. SO JEALOUS!!! I REALLY want to go there. Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

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  2. Peru is one of my absolutely most favorite places in the whole world. I stayed in Cusco for three weeks, and it was truly magical. I'm so glad you got to go!

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  3. Looks divine! Enjoy the rest of your stay and safe travels home :)

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for the mini-vacation this morning! Have a safe trip home.

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  5. You're brave to try the tea! Beautiful pictures.

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  6. Would love to go there someday.

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  7. Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics so we can live vicariously. ;)

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  8. How fun! I'm glad you're having a blast!! :)

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