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Old 10-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #3706
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My Recommendion:

From Cusco, ride to the Salt Pans of Maras (only 2 hrs, and absolutely amazing). From Maras, down the hill to Urumbamba. If you spend half the day being in awe of the thousand-year-old salt farming heratage (as I was) you can stay in Urumbamba. I stayed in a 5 Star resort there for $35.

From there, you can cross the awesome Abra de Malaga pass at 14K+ ft, make a left turn in Santa Maria, and ride to Santa Teresa (an incredible village where a mountain slide killed 60% of the town population), and store your bike there. Local cabs will take you to Hydro Electrica where it is a quick train ride to the base of Machu Picchu, Aguas Callientes.

Last year there was no extra charge for the ticket to Hyannas Picchu; it is allocated based on when you arrive at the trailhead and make your request. Due to the treacherous hike, only a limited number of hikers are permitted to attempt the climb each day. More tourists die here than nearly anyplace else in South America. Trust me, it is a sketchy hike at best, but the views are worth it if you are not surrounded by mist.

After Machu Picchu, I highly recommend the 3 hour ride to Quillabamba, a wonderful jungle village to enjoy the great food, friendly locals, and reflect on your trip to Machu Picchu.

All the Best,
Thanks so much to the great insight. Always great to get recommendations from others that have done it!! This is basically what I had decided to do, except will probably park my bike at Hydro Electric and go up to Aguas. See MP then back down to St Theresa!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:19 PM   #3707
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Ride On!

Just another lurker checking in, just read the entire thread "cover to cover"

Absolutely enthralled, cant wait for the next set of pics.


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Old 10-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #3708
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Just another lurker checking in, just read the entire thread "cover to cover"
Welcome. Love to have first time posts on my RR. It is amazing and I am honored that you and many others are reading and following along! Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #3709
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Just another lurker checking in, just read the entire thread "cover to cover"
Welcome. Love to have first time posts on my RR. It is amazing and I am honored that you and many others are reading and following along! Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #3710
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #3711
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Hola Mr V!! Hope all is well for your and your family in the great Palouse!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #3712
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Cusco..... Still here

Always different stopping in a place for a time. Have spanish class everyday from 8:30 -12:30, then time to explore and connect with others!

Doing my Spanish school here. Meeting some interesting people from Denmark, Holland, Germany, Canada, Israel!!

Time to relax and have some tea made of Coco. Helps to adjust to the 11,000 + foot elevation



Common drink up here





Wandering around seeing the sights of the city.



Amazing the size and fit of the stones...



Sunday afternoon I walked down to the Plaza de Armas, and enjoyed a parade.





Lots of color and costumes to enjoy!



At the same time just taking it all in!



Peruvian Flag as well as the flag of Cusco.



Love the way they create locking hasps. This looks like 1 1/2" rebar...



Lots of great food to try out from the local vegetarian place for $2.00 USD lunch



To buildings around the city is disrepair ....



or just interesting buildings. The blue paint is popular here!



To really fancy restaurants with Amazing food, like this grilled Alpaca!! Yummy!



Enjoyed this fancy meal with David and Mathias. David is my classmate in Spanish school. Great young guys from Denmark who are here to explore, study spanish and work in an Orphanage!

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #3713
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Mark,

Nice logo from Patrick46.

I'm no artist but I thought I'd try to create an alternative design for you anyway.

What do you think?




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There now...that didn't take so long!!...


(the circle on the left prints is a run-over from a previous decal job...these were test prints. the top right is the winner!!) )

I kin make 'em 3.5" x 5", or 2" x 3"....who want's acouple???

( need to figure out how to send any fundage to the Radioman to do with as he sees fit!)
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #3714
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Mark,

Nice logo from Patrick46.

I'm no artist but I thought I'd try to create an alternative design for you anyway.

What do you think?


Love you guys..... More stickers!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #3715
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Hey, if you go to that Cathedral, there is a painting of the last supper. It's huge and looks like it could have been painted in Europe, but the "supper" is cuy
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #3716
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I LOVE it, Parcero!!


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Mark,

Nice logo from Patrick46.

I'm no artist but I thought I'd try to create an alternative design for you anyway.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #3717
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Hey, if you go to that Cathedral, there is a painting of the last supper. It's huge and looks like it could have been painted in Europe, but the "supper" is cuy
Saw that this afternoon no photos allowed ....
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:18 PM   #3718
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Radioman ... how ya hanging?
have not visited your thread for awhile ... started following when you first started out.

has your new motor worked out?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #3719
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Radioman ... how ya hanging?
have not visited your thread for awhile ... started following when you first started out.

has your new motor worked out?
Had a really bad nights sleep last night that I do not know why. Just could not get to sleep, so only had a couple hours ..... But this is the first on my trip, so hopefully I will catch up tonight!

New motor has been running well with no issues. Now have over 18,000 miles (13Kish with new motor). Just one of those things that happens. Just very glad that BMW replaced the entire engine and I have been good to go!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #3720
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Had a really bad nights sleep last night that I do not know why.
Could it be the high-altitude tea?
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