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Peru-a sneak peek

What can I say except that I had an amazing time in Peru. While planning a trip anywhere is always hard work, Peru I felt was more the “big leagues,” a destination that required that much more planning and research, and so for me this equates to a job well-done feeling indeed. I’ve been back home for just about 24 hours now and in that time I’ve slept a glorious 12 hours (I so needed that), grocery shopped, and did two loads of laundry, and all the while marveled that I was here.

Red Headed Traveler Machu Picchu

The Highs

-The Peruvian people, they were some of the nicest and kindest individuals I’ve ever met.

-Visiting Machu Picchu, a dream come true.

-Seeing history come alive before my eyes at the many incredible places we visited.

The Lows

-Lima traffic…the cab ride to the airport from our hotel took 2 hours. Not the best sendoff if you ask me.

-The constant “moving around.” This was the first trip where I stayed in multiple hotels and took multiple flights, all in just over a week’s time. As a result of this and the more grueling style of touring (i.e. it was no Hawaii), I was pretty exhausted. It was worth it don’t get me wrong…but it was still tiring.

However, any lows were definitely outweighed by the highs.

I have a slew of posts and gorgeous photos coming your way but for now a sneak peek!

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    Kelly @ Tasting Page
    September 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip! Can’t wait to read more!
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      Julie
      September 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      It was such an incredible country! Memories that will definitely last a lifetime!

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    Rebecca
    September 19, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Glad you enjoyed it. Peru is definitely one of my travel highlights. I have to say the not moving place to place is a rarity for me!
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      Julie
      September 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      It was such a great country-the people, food, landscape, and definitely sights!

      Well, when you travel you visit entire continents it seems so it’s natural there’s a lot of moving around πŸ™‚ While we have done a bit of moving around before on other trips, this was the first to involve in-country flying, all within a week’s time πŸ™‚

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