May 2008

Suzanna and Richard were blessed to travel to South America and meet the people of the upper Andes.  

Peru Travels

First we flew to Lima and Cuzco.  Lima is situated by the Pacific Ocean and Cuzco is in the Andes mountains at over 10,000 feet.  Every city in Peru and Bolivia had at least one beautiful Catholic cathedral.
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Richard and Suzanna in front of the Cuzco Cathedral
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Next we took a train to Machu Picchu and traveled by bus to Juli and Puno.  Machu Picchu was on the other side of the Andes (about 8000 feet altitude, while Puno was high in the Andes (over 13,000 feet altitude). 20080425B1 Machu Picchu02
Richard and Suzanna at Machu Picchu
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Bolivia Travels

Afterwards we drove to Copacabana in Bolivia and took a hydrofoil boat to Sun Island.  Sun Island is located in Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes (over 13,000 feet altitude). 20080430S Sun Island, Lake Titicaca
Suzanna and Richard enjoying an evening on Sun Island
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Lastly we took a boat over to Huatajata and then a bus to La Paz
 

We made a stop along the way to see the pre-Inca ruins of Tiwanaku which date back to the 1300’s.20080503A2Tiwanaku Ruins , Pre-Inca
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Peru Bolivia Trip