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May 6, 2011 at 3:43pm
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This is a brief sample of a blog post on my trip to South America from our Gecko’s Adventures Blog.
Leigh, our social media jedi (that’s him in the middle), is still  unpacking his bags and hanging up his hiking boots after taking on the  Inca Trail on our Inca Highlands trip. We quizzed him on his favourites from South America.
The Inca Trail – tougher than you thought it would be? 
It’s tough – there’s no getting away from the fact, but other than Dead Woman’s Pass on  Day Two, it wasn’t shockingly hard. Dead Woman’s Pass is gruelling  though – just a big, long slog uphill to the highest point on the trek,  at around 4200 metres. We had definitely earned the rum we drank when we  got to the top!
Pick a favourite: Lima, Cusco, La Paz
All nice, but Cusco gets  my vote. It’s got a relaxed, fun feel to it, from the old streets to  walk around to the markets, and the nightlife is great – definitely a  good place to get acquainted with the local cocktail, pisco sours!
Read the rest of the article on Gecko’s Adventures Blog.

This is a brief sample of a blog post on my trip to South America from our Gecko’s Adventures Blog.

Leigh, our social media jedi (that’s him in the middle), is still unpacking his bags and hanging up his hiking boots after taking on the Inca Trail on our Inca Highlands trip. We quizzed him on his favourites from South America.

The Inca Trail – tougher than you thought it would be?

It’s tough – there’s no getting away from the fact, but other than Dead Woman’s Pass on Day Two, it wasn’t shockingly hard. Dead Woman’s Pass is gruelling though – just a big, long slog uphill to the highest point on the trek, at around 4200 metres. We had definitely earned the rum we drank when we got to the top!

Pick a favourite: Lima, Cusco, La Paz

All nice, but Cusco gets my vote. It’s got a relaxed, fun feel to it, from the old streets to walk around to the markets, and the nightlife is great – definitely a good place to get acquainted with the local cocktail, pisco sours!

Read the rest of the article on Gecko’s Adventures Blog.

2:26pm
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Dead Woman’s Pass you do not play nice.
The 2nd day of the trek to Machu Picchu is without a doubt one of the hardest things I have ever done!

Dead Woman’s Pass you do not play nice.

The 2nd day of the trek to Machu Picchu is without a doubt one of the hardest things I have ever done!

April 21, 2011 at 9:43am
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GGGGGGOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:37am
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Anonymous said: Hi Leigh,

I was thinking of taking some little goodies for the homestay family when I go next month. what do you think is appropriate/helpful?
Thanks Fi NZ

Hey Fi,

The homestay is a great experience. You will love it!

We provided our family with the basics for cooking ie: rice, sugar, flour etc….

Then we also had a few goodies for the kids like a soccer ball and some colouring books and pencils.

Your guide will take you to the markets to purchase the goodies before you leave on the homestay.

Don’t bring chocolate or sweets as the children don’t have access to dentist and the like.

Hope that helps.

Leigh

April 20, 2011 at 2:50pm
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Just wanted to make sure it was clear that my trip was sponsored by Gecko’s Adventures.
If you have any questions about the trip please feel free to ask me on here or you can email me at leighb@peregrineadventures.com

Just wanted to make sure it was clear that my trip was sponsored by Gecko’s Adventures.

If you have any questions about the trip please feel free to ask me on here or you can email me at leighb@peregrineadventures.com

April 18, 2011 at 9:21am
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Star Wars graffiti is always a win in my book.

Star Wars graffiti is always a win in my book.

9:11am
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Boca Juniors Vs Tigre
Wow what an experience. The score was 3-3 in a pretty entertaining match.
Our seats were just below the Tigre stand and we had the pleasure of getting spat at.
The crowd went mental for the whole game. We were singing songs that we had no idea about the lyrics, jumping up and down. It was loco!
I’ll try and post some videos when I get the chance.
If you ever make it to BA you have to go to a Boca Juniors game.

Boca Juniors Vs Tigre

Wow what an experience. The score was 3-3 in a pretty entertaining match.

Our seats were just below the Tigre stand and we had the pleasure of getting spat at.

The crowd went mental for the whole game. We were singing songs that we had no idea about the lyrics, jumping up and down. It was loco!

I’ll try and post some videos when I get the chance.

If you ever make it to BA you have to go to a Boca Juniors game.

April 17, 2011 at 9:59am
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More graf shots from BA.

9:49am
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Mad Graffiti pics from Buenos Aires.

Apparently it isn’t againt the law to paint on someones property like it is in Aus & the UK.

So it is not uncommon to see people working during the day on their pieces.

Anyway the graf in Buenos Aires is loco.

9:11am
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Your trash is my treasure!


This was my fav piece of graf from the graffitimundo tour of BA.
It is a tribute to the rubbish collectors of BA who go through everyones rubbish looking for any thing of value.
Hence the the name “Your trash is my treasure”

Your trash is my treasure!

This was my fav piece of graf from the graffitimundo tour of BA.

It is a tribute to the rubbish collectors of BA who go through everyones rubbish looking for any thing of value.

Hence the the name “Your trash is my treasure”