"Our (delayed) Honeymoon, Part I" Peru by PRhymer

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Why Here, Why Now?

When planning our honeymoon, we first decided we didn't actually want to travel right after our August wedding. My husband's employer is very generous in allowing long vacations, so we decided to travel over Christmas, combining vacation time from 2009 and 2010. Next we had to decide where to go. We knew we wanted someplace warmer than home, and where we couldn't easily do a normal week-long trip (for example, a city in Europe). We had both wanted to see Machu Picchu for a long time, so we decided on Peru for the Incan history and Argentina for a more cosmopolitan atmosphere (with a side trip to Iguazu Falls for some nature time :) ).


We started out in Cusco, against recommendations for altitude sickness, because of timing with Christmas. However we took Diamox and were fine. We were in Cusco for three days before heading to the Sacred Valley. We stayed in Ollantaytambo for two days, then went to Machu Picchu for one night/two days. After that we went back to Cusco, then flew to Argentina.

  • Last visit to Peru: Dec 2009
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