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032 Laura Explains Machu Picchu and More (35 Minutes of Pure Gold)

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Posted by on December 5, 2014
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Bob Ward

Fiction author with a zest for adventure travel. Blogs, tweets, videos, and pins for research and fun. He also hosts Ward's Adventure Travel Research & Trip Journal, a weekly podcast available on EFN, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and more.

A surprise visit from Laura improves the quality of our podcast! She talks about her travels, including hiking to Machu Picchu. She enlightens me and dad on the logistics of that trip–how she got there, who she traveled with, and why to both. Intense mountain elevations, she got put on oxygen about 14,900 feet, loved the changing scenery, jungle regions, river valleys, town of Aguas Calientes Peru, fortress with cool rain gutters, flew into Peru, small flight to Cusco Peru, then bus to trailhead for 4 days, 1 guide, 1 horseman, 3 cooks/porters, not via Inca trail, but via¬†Salcantay route, took train back, other details.¬†Also, how to pronounce Chihuahua. (Not Cha-whowa-whowa). Plus, some guy named Chad stalked Laura to the cabin, and made a few diplomatic comments in hopes of impressing her and winning her favor.

See pictures and make comments at Epic Field Notes.

The second half of this episode, dad and I discuss Big Bend National Park.

Here’s a link to article on alternate routes to Machu Picchu:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/peru/machu-picchu/alternate-trails/

Laura at Machu Picchu

Laura at Machu Picchu


Laura, Fiona, and Kim at Machu Picchu

Laura, Fiona, and Kim at Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Photo by Laura Ward

Machu Picchu Photo by Laura Ward

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