The Whirlwind Begins! You get off the plane, on the tarmac, and immediately smell tuna being cooked! Welcome to the tuna capital of the Philippines. The T’boli embroiderers & beaders. They don’t draw or baste or pin guidelines at all on the fabric, they just embroider designs straight on them! Passing by the giant pineapple

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(Wait! Do you want to know how we got here? Make sure you’ve read Cusco, The Preparation before you continue) After a challenging 4 days of hiking the Inca Trail in relative solitude, we finally reached the conclusion of our trek, Macchu Picchu. We had forgotten that you can reach Macchu Picchu directly by train

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(Wait! Make sure you’ve read The Inca Trail to Dead Woman’s Pass before you continue) Day Three – The Eye Candy! Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles Highest point: Phuyupatamarca Pass 3,680 m / 12,073 ft Campsite: Wiñay Wayna 2,680 m / 8,792 ft What Our Brochure Said: This is the most impressive and wonderful

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(Wait! Make sure you’ve read Cusco, The Preparation before you continue) When the day of the hike came, I was filled with both excitement and dread. Did I train long enough? How’s my body going to handle 4 days of hiking? Did I pack enough Alleve? Well, we’re going to find out. This is my

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