Family Vacation in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu!

Exactly one week ago I was sitting here in the courtyard of my Cuzco hostel and I was ready to post some videos showing the great time Grace and Michael and I had in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, the hostel’s WIFI wasn’t cooperating so I couldn’t complete the post. The next morning at 5:30, I left for a one week tour of the rainforest in Manu National Park. I have just returned from that tour and re-checked-in to the hostel so I’m finally getting the chance to complete the post. During the week in the jungle, we had no internet, cell-phone service, and often no electricity. The tour was fascinating but tiring and I’ll post more about it later. This post will focus on the reunion with my family here in Peru.

Grace, Michael, and I spent two days in Lima and five days in the Cuzco area. We had a great time but were pretty exhausted by the time they left. I’ve prepared five videos that cover the highlights of our time together and they are, hopefully, self-explanatory. If something isn’t clear, as always, your comments and questions are welcomed.

Video: Our Lima Hotel and Surrounding Area (click on photo)

Grace & Michael in front of Hotel Castellana

Video: Our Lima Tours (click on photo)

John, Grace & Michael in front of Franciscan Monastery

Video: Tour of Cuzco’s “Sacred Valley” (click on photo)

Enjoying Views in Sacred Valley near Cuzco

Video: Taking Train to Machu Picchu (click on photo)

Grace and Michael on Train to Machu Picchu

Video: Machu Picchu (click on photo)

We made it!!!

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8 Responses to Family Vacation in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu!

  1. Janet Nysewander says:

    Very nice. Thanks for taking us with you too. You saw some pretty awesome parts of this world but it’s no wonder you were all exhausted at the end of the week. It wore me out just watching. So happy Grace and Michael could join you for that week and glad you are safely back from the jungle. Have a safe trip home. Love you. Janet

  2. Paty says:

    As you touched the heavens in Machu Picchu, what were your thoughts?

  3. Paty says:

    Thanks for the down-to-earth picture of various parts of Peru. John, when will you give a presentation?

  4. George says:

    WOW!!!! Looks like a great time.

  5. John says:

    It was beautiful but also very crowded – for a while there I worried we might get pushed off the edge of one of the walkways by someone jostling for the best photo angle :-). The clouds seem to cover MP every morning and I can see why people have always found it a mystical place.

  6. John says:

    Haha – I think the blog speaks for itself 🙂

  7. Christine Bennett says:

    FABULOSO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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