Machu Picchu -28

Here goes.

We set off for Peru and Machu Picchu on June 4th, seventeen days from now.  We wanted to share our travels with family and friends and hence the blog.  Since there has to be a beginning to blogging, and I am in the process of learning, this seems like a good time to start.  I will try and give a daily update together with a photo journal until we are back from our travels.  By then perhaps I’ll be an expert at this; you’ll have to tell me.

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  1. I think you should take the leather armchair and foot stall with you as you will much appreciate them each evening! If you can’t fit them in to your rucksacks we shall be happy to enjoy them while you are away. We shall look forward to your daily blog and will look out for signs of hypoxia!!
    Russell

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    1. Thanks for your invaluable input. What a treat for the feet at 14000 feet they would be. Any other suggestions from one of Britain’s greatest mountaineers will be indeed welcome…A

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  2. If you only seem to be taking ‘poles’, walking boots and a couple of ‘shoe string’ camisoles it will be an interesting trek! Bon voyage! Cant wait for the daily updates. Lots of love Valeriexx

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    1. Thanks Valerie. The shoe string camisoles were in fact back packs, so all should be well. However at the suggestion of one of Britain’s greatest mountaineers we may well take the armchair if there’s room! Lots of love…A

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  3. Great pictures Andrew. I never saw this leather armchair, maybe it was hidden in the basement? If you come to Dresden to visit us, please take it in your rucksack.
    Good luck for your trip and both take care.
    Isabel, Sandy & Willi

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  4. Great blogging so far! I’m a friend of Jo and Sandy in Toronto. My wife and I went to a wedding in Lima about a year and a half ago. After the amazing wedding we went on to Cusco and then, after a day of acclimatization, on to Machu Picchu. Not sure if you’re planning the Inca trail or not. A day or more in Cusco is a great way to prepare the body for Machu Picchu as Cusco is actually a higher altitude. Anyhow, I was 56 at the time, a smoker, etc.etc. and I made it fine! If the altitude is going to get you, it will! there is no training for it. I’m sure you’ll be fine! Have a super trip!!! Kevin White

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    1. Thanks Kevin. Good to hear from you. Yes, we are spending some time in Cusco; two days before our five day hike on the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchi and three days afterwards. We also have two nights in the Sacred Valley before Cusco so we should be well acclimatized. Thanks for the good wishes. Say Hi to Jo and Sandy for me. Cheers…Andrew

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  5. What a terrific blog!!! Machu Picchu has been on our bucket list since forever. We will follow your blog religiously so we will be well equipped to prepare ourselves when we finally take the plunge. Bon voyage and happy blogging! See you and Hilde when you get back. Best, Violet & Kay

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  6. We are quickly becoming experienced blog readers and already devotees. Good luck with the big climb but don’t look down! Russell

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  7. Dear Andrew, how exciting that you’ve started this wonderful chronicle of your’s and Hilde’s big adventure. Thus far the photo’s and updates are inspirational to see and it’s a joy to see you both so happy in your semi-retirement…or rather, next chapter.
    All is well in London town with all the pals and the Greek. We are going to Barcelona to celebrate my birthday and…’next chapter’. Really looking forward to that. I’ll be back in Canada for a few weeks before returning here late July. Hope the trip is memorable for all the right reasons. Much love to you both, dxo

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  8. So thrilled you got there safely – it looks spectacular. Looking forward to hearing when you begin the hike. Enjoy – nothing better than a new place, new smells, new sites and new adventures. Sunday cat is very happy – we sat on the top deck with her and she purred herself silly on my lap! On Friday we are going to have Mum and Kerry up on the deck for an evening picnic – Sunday will be in heaven. Much love to both of you! Don’t blog too much – leave this place and just enjoy there! xxxxx

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