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Travel-Stained Monthly Recap: March 2016

The end of winter, birthday celebrations and a trip to Japan. Here's what we got up to in March.

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The List: 6 Top South American Travel Experiences

We experienced so much during our 3 month stay in South America, that it's hard to pinpoint a few favourite experiences, but nonetheless we're going to try.

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2012: Our Year of World Wonders

As I get older, the wish to feel a sense of wonder hasn't diminished. And in 2012, without realizing it, Agri and I were lucky enough to visit 5 of the 7 New Wonders of the World, as well as the Honorary candidate - and only surviving Ancient World Wonder - the Pyramid of Giza.

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The Breakdown: Peru

Peru is one of those countries that's solidly on any traveler's bucket list of places to visit. With Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, and the Nazca Lines all concentrated in one budget-friendly country, it's not hard to see why.

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Aquas Calientes…More like Aquas Lukewarm

After trekking for 4 days without a hot shower, I couldn't wait to get to the small town of Aguas Calientes. A two hour walk down from Machu Picchu, the town promised restaurants, flushing toilets and best of all, a hot spring to soothe our aching muscles and joints.

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Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu

Now...where were we?

Oh yes, sitting in the fog after hiking for 4 days and 42km. We waited around for an hour or so, hoping that the fog would lift and we would be rewarded with the magical view of Machu Picchu we'd been dreaming about, but alas, it was not to be.

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Rain, Rain Go Away: The Inca Trail Day 3

With the trials and tribulations of Dead Woman’s Pass already a fading memory, I awoke feeling eager to conquer the challenges of Day 3. That is, until I heard the unwelcome tap tap of raindrops against the canvas of our tent.

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Dead Woman in the Pass: Shelley’s Inca Trail Experience (Day 1 and 2)

I'm just 200 metres from the peak of Dead Woman's Pass, but it might as well be 2000...

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A Walk to Machu Picchu: Agri’s Story

Great civilizations have always intrigued me. One might even say that I am a history geek. Living in Athens and Rome for many years only fueled this passion. I like reading about the Egyptians, the Romans, the Chinese, learning about the Mayans and their way of life.

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