Saturday, January 16, 2010

"The Lost City of the Incas"

MACHU PICCHU - Man-Made 7 Wonders of the World

Shall let the pictures do the talking..... TONS of pictures~ & I got to stress this again man, it was so tiring picking out pictures from the 7000++ pictures ok!!! Furthermore the pictures came from 2 separate cameras. So i had to compare and choose the nicer ones out... =.= followed by resizing them, uploading, copying and pasting the code.
ITS.DAMN.TIRING.

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Wakey at 4am to catch the train, ZzzZzzZZzz

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YES & AGAIN, NEVER EVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT LONELY PLANET PERU

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We finally reached at the bus station to take the bus up to Machu Picchu!

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And then...... once again we became stars~
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Breakfast!

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In the bus, on the way up to Machu Picchu

and................

YEA WE FINALLY REACHED!!!!!!! Whoooo~

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It was so sunny and hot! And i was wearing like 3layers? Totally perspiring like shitz~

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LOVE IN MACHU PICCHU

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Waynapicchu:
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Ready to conquer WaynaPicchu! We were really lucky to be able to experience the climb at Waynapicchu! Only a maximum of 400people are allowed to go/day and we were one of those! :)

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Still looking happy and energectic cuz the hike has only just begun.......

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Look at these uneven and steep stone steps!

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ALL SWEATY AND TIRED~

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AND AT LAST........... after the 1hr++ non-stop climb, we reached the peak of Waynapicchu, overlooking the entire of Machu Picchu!
Lovely!
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Thats Machu Picchu in the background!

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SPOT US JUMPING AT THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF!

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CAN U SEE US????

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Met a guy from Venezuela! Thats something i liked about travelling - able to meet all kinds of people from all over the globe!

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This part was the worst! There were no steps for us to get down. Either u slide your butt down across this uneven big rock and get bruises, or be like us - climbing like a spiderman down! lol~

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YES WE CONQUERED WAYNAPICCHU!

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Sitting down at the edge of the cliff resting~ The view was simply breathtaking.

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I remembered me shouting very loudly HALLELUJAH when i finally reached back at the entrance. The hike was not technically tough, but really physically tiring.
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YEA WE DID IT!!

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Llama!

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We're the stars again.......

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After a whole day, we were feeling really tired and thirsty (we exhausted all of our water supply while hiking..) so we went to the cafe outside to have a drink. And i was making loads of noise saying that i wanna get back to the hostel because i was sticky and smelly and dirty all over. In short, i felt really yucky. We were SO CLOSE to going back.
But luckily Erjie mentioned about going in once more to just snap a few more pictures... and goodness, we saw this.......

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YES U GOT IT.. RAINBOW!!!!!!!!

And its not one............
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BUT TWO RAINBOWS!!!!!
OMGGGGGGGGGG~ This is by far the NICEST RAINBOW I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!

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:)

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Luv these 2 pictures of erjie!

Btw... we came back from Machu Picchu all "bruised"...

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Check out the sunburn of Erjie's.

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Sandflies bites on erjie's calfs... lucky me!! i was wearing stockings.. *PHEW*
Oh... it was a total of 112 sandflies bites if im not wrong.. O.O

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Even my hand was burnt!

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Some other random pictures from Peru:
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The street right outside of our hostel


Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo:
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Lol~ Stars again... NOW U SHOULD GET WHAT I MEAN BY SAYING EVERYWHERE WE GO, WE HAVE PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES WITH US....
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WOW~ O.o

Some random market in Ollantaytambo:
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Salinas (Salt Pan):
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Erjie then asked us to do some jumping shots:
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I jumped and kicked B!

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salt on his pants.. lol.

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And one final jumping shot~
I call this the "Kungfu Jump"~ :D


Moray:
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After everything, we took a cab and went back to Cuzco.
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Manged to catch a traditional dance show :)


Christ Redeemer:
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This is a 7wonder in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. Peru had a replica of it with the permisson from the Brazilian Government.


Pisac Ruins:
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Yea i know what you're going to say. Lots of ruins in Peru right? hahaha, well actually, after visiting some of the ruins, the novelty just dies off. Everything just looks the same to me. All big rocks and stones everywhere... lol.

Animal Farm:
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so cute!!

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Im standing outside of the cage cuz im really afraid... guess whats inside the cage??

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CONDORS!!! 3 FRIGGIN BIG CONDORS LOR!!! Wahlau scary anot u tell me... but in the end, i managed to gather some guts to step in and snap a picture :p

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This dog totally looks like a hyena!! I was so FREAKED out when i first saw it. I was so afraid that it will kill me ok. Lol~ But i heard this dog is only native to Peru. A pure Peruvian breed dog.... (????)
See!! It has golden hair on the top of it's head la! And almost no fur on its skin!

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Took a plane back to Lima
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And we finally got to eat Ceviche! Its a local Peruvian food - RAW seafood (prawns, scallops, octopus, mini mussells, fish etc..) top off with marinated lime juice sauce. It was HEAVEN~
Craving for some now.... its REALLY REALLY nice!!
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*yumtumtum*

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Our main course. The serving was #$%^&*&^$#$%^&* ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO FINISH!

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1 soles coin!! + B's ugly thumb~

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And here's a video in Machu Picchu before i end off this post! Take a look :)


Off to do my lesson plans.. :(
Write soon!

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