Peru, day 10.

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Written after the facts. Sacred Valley Our hotel, la Casona de Yucay was as close to paradise one can get. Bang in the center of the Sacred Valley, in an old colonial home hacienda built in 1810, surrounded by the … Continue reading

Peru, day 9

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Written on the train from Huancayo to Lima. Machu Picchu Waking up at 04:45 to meet our guide at 06:00. The idea is to be as early as possible at the archeological site to enjoy sunrise. We left most of … Continue reading

Peru, day 8

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Written from Huancayo, Central Peru. The Sacred Valley We left the hotel at 07:15, and left our main luggage there as we were going for a 3 day round trip to Machu Picchu and back. Along with about 20 others, … Continue reading

Peru, day 7

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Written from Huancayo. Leaving Puno and the lake Another early wake up as we had to leave the hotel at 07:15. This time we actually had a train to catch at 08:00, with destination Cusco. The boarding process was rather … Continue reading

Peru, day 6

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Written on the train from Puno to Cusco. Lake Titicaca Another day, another early wake up call. 05:30 in order to be ready for pickup at 06:45. Our guide Mariella took us to the port of Puno where among a … Continue reading

Peru, day 5

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Written on the train from Puno to Cusco. Colca Canyon Wake up call at 5 AM, we had to be ready to go at 6:15. Sightseeing in Peru is not for the lazy, it is normal to get up very … Continue reading

Peru, day 4

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Written on the train from Puno to Cusco. From Arequipa to Chivay For once, we were departing at a normal time. At 08:00 we were picked up by a minibus collecting various small parties from various hotels around Arequipa. There … Continue reading

Peru, day 3

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El Cabildo Hotel, Arequipa, Peru. One night in Lima Yesterday we arrived at around 7 pm in Lima, right in time for the evening traffic jam. We tend to complain about traffic in Brussels, but it is nothing compared to … Continue reading

Peru, day 2

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On the bus, going North on the Panamericana highway to Lima. Buggy ride Our bus stop was at the Las Dunas Resort in Ica. Upon arrival Ronny, our local correspondent, told us there was a slight change of program because … Continue reading

Peru, day 1

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On the road from Lima to Ica. Flying Yesterday was a very long day of travel: we woke up at 4 AM in order to catch a 6:25 flight to Amsterdam. Flight duration was 25 minutes, during which the crew … Continue reading

Hello world!

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You know time flies… when you realize your home page dates back to 2004 and has nothing to do with your current self anymore. This is intended to be a blog, and as such will be updated much less often … Continue reading

American Rubber, Inc.

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According to this article in TIME Magazine, in the run-up to the final round of the US elections the Republicans are making much fun of candidate Obama’s suggestion to American citizens that they make sure their tires are inflated correctly … Continue reading