To Cusco: Capital of the Incas

15 thoughts on “To Cusco: Capital of the Incas”

  1. Maybe you’re right. I never found the riding particularly ‘hard’ when touring, but it was tedious when battling winds and hills. I think your proficiency with the language makes all the difference. And your twin levels of stubborn. I have some stories for you.

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  2. Wow! Amazing shots you guys. Thanks for the video at the top of the ridge. It gave us a beautiful perspective of the height to which you climbed and the texture of the landscape! Glad you took the little roads less travelled, seems you chose well!
    Lots of love xox

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  3. hello claire and jim , always so interesting to read you and to see all your beautiful photos, what an adventure , you are really two special persons , thanks again and have a good ans safe trip daniel

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  4. WOW WOW WOW…Je suis sans mot. Quels beaux paysages. Quelle belle aventure. C’est certain que vous vivez certains inconvénients mais qui, en bout de compte, seront atténués par toutes les merveilleuses expériences. Une fois de retour à la maison, ils seront vite guéris et les beaux souvenirs seront encore là. Bisous et à la prochaine aventure. xxxxx

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  5. Amazing photos! Those colours, unbelievable !
    Despite your disclaimer, to us it is a very challenging trip you are on.
    Ride safe, far and may the wind always be at your back.
    Cheers
    25.9 degrees in Squamish yesterday, Canada hot spot with record smashing temperature

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    1. Thanks guys. We flew to Cali, Columbia yesterday. The drivers were too much in Peru so we decided to spend our last 5-6 weeks in Columbia. We put our bikes back together infront of the airport then peddled hard to get to a hostal in the Centro Historico before darkness fell and the rain began. We didn’t make it. It was one chaotic, intense ride through rush hour traffic….us and thousands of motorcycles/scooters weaving through the traffic. We seem to take it in our stride. Claire fell over at one point and couldn’t unclip but she got back up and continued without complaint……we’ll, maybe a little! So, I guess I wii admit, it has definitely been hard at times. All the best

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  6. Just back from India so a late comment. An excellent trip except for (of course )the TRAFFIC. I suspect India might be worse than Peru as it’s more populated but both are treacherous. Even in a car or a tuk tuk, (not on a bicycle) I was scared, especially on the freeway with faster traffic, But the TAJ is as stunning as ever. Your pics of the Red Valley are superb. What a fantastic hike. Jessie is now in San Cristobal, Chiapas and loves it. Enjoy Columbia! Good call to leave the dangerous roads.

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    1. Thanks Mo. Glad to hear your trip was a success. We also are glad to be away from Peruvian traffic but our ride into Cali from the airport was anything but easy. Just had an earthquake! Always a bit disconcerting.

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  7. You have so many hardships, adventures and amazing sights every day! How will you adjust to quiet old Ayr Drive when you come home? I can’t believe how the time is flying by! So lovely to read about and see where you are.!

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    1. Thanks Arlene. We are currently in hammocks on the roof of our hostal in Cali, Columbia. Decided to spend the balance of our time in Columbia so we flew here from Peru. It is much hotter, more humid and…….we just had an earthquake!! Looking forward to a quieter life on Ayr Drive.

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