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      09-06-2011 08:54 AM #1
      So I searched 'travel', but I didn't come across an existing thread in OT. (inb4wehaveatravelforum!!1!)

      I recently went to Peru with my wife. I was going to post some of these in the hiking thread, but since there isn't much hiking going on in these pictures, and we have a thread for everything except travel, I thought I'd start off the OT Travel thread.

      Flying over the Andes on our way to Cusco:


      Driving from Cusco to Ollantaytambo:


      Stopping along the way to see some ruins. These were at about 11K ft above sa level...probably not a good idea to start a trip that high up (got altitude sickness 5 days into the trip).


      The entrance into Ollantaytambo. We spend about 4 days here. It was an awesome little town. Good food too! Had delicious Alpaca steak, and some of the best burritos I've ever had here.


      Main square:


      view of town from the local ruins:


      A little street near our hotel. What was really neat was that it seemed like the foundations of the houses were basically the same as the ruins, except they hadn't been abandoned.


      When we arrived at Machu Picchu it was still really foggy. There are a TON of trails/hikes nearby that you never hear about so we went to check some out until the fog burned off. It was a good thing we didn't wake up at 4:00am for the sunrise. We couldn't see 10 feet in front ofus when we arrived at 8am. There is a drop off the side in this picture of a few hundred feet. It was a really neat hike.


      The sun finally came out around 12 or so:


      We decided to take a hike up the mountain behind where I took the picture above from. We still call it the death hike. It was basically a staircase up a mountain, and combined with the onset of altitude sickness we were just beat to hell by it. The view was great though (and we didn't even go all the way to the top!). That little green clearing is what you also see in the previous picture.


      Next we went back to Cusco. Its a neat city. Something like 300K people living over 10,000ft above sea level. Pics haven't been loaded yet, so I'll load some later.

      Lastly it was on to Lima. Didn't spend much time there, but did check out the changing of the guard, a mall on an ocean side cliff, and some catacombs. Its a city of 9M people or so, with sidewalks smaller than my neighborhood. It felt a little cramped. The seafood was mind blowing. The ceviche is the best seafood dish I've ever had...and my wife is from Maine.

      Changing of the guard is slightly different than in England.


      We've begun discussing our next destination. The short list so far is Southeast Asia (Thailand or Vietnam), Iceland, Costa Rica or Argentina.

      So where has OT been recently?

    2. 09-06-2011 10:03 AM #2
      I'm a little confused... Are you posting this because there's not an OT travel thread, or because you were unaware that we DO have a travel forum?

      PS nice pics.
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      09-06-2011 10:12 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterhernandez4 View Post
      I'm a little confused... Are you posting this because there's not an OT travel thread, or because you were unaware that we DO have a travel forum?

      PS nice pics.
      I never frequent the travel forum, but yes I know one exists. Most threads in OT belong in other forums...I just thought I'd do my part to continue the problem.

      I searched OT for Travel threads and didn't find one, so I thought I'd start one.

    4. 04-28-2012 10:21 PM #4
      OP I saw your post on the canon nikon thread and saw you went to Peru, I went last year too and then proceeded to stalk your threads to see if you had pictures of your trip.


      You flew over the Andes, I went to the Andes. My pockets weren't big enough to go to Cusco.

      I visited the Ancash region, Huaraz being the main city was beautiful, and I was amazed at the diversity there were people from all over the world there. I visited the ruins in the area and then the Cordillera Blanca. I have tons of photos but I just never got to editing them or even converting them to Jpeg format. I have these for now.


      llanganuco 3 by BrianCerna, on Flickr


      llanganuco 2 by BrianCerna, on Flickr


      llanganuco by BrianCerna, on Flickr


      moon over the Andes by BrianCerna, on Flickr

      The highest I went was 12,464 feet. which is at the lake, but the highest peak in the cordillera is 22,199feet which is the Huascaran mountain.
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      04-29-2012 12:26 AM #5
      Nowhere recently, unfortunately.

      I just had a buddy offer to let me stay with him in England and another friend offer to let me use his car in Ireland. Too bad I accepted a full-time job a few weeks ago and can afford to go-- but don't have the vacation time.

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      04-29-2012 12:32 AM #6
      Just finished up a study abroad in London last week. I was gone from the first week in January until now. While I was gone I visited Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, and Denmark. I also got to tour Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Mini Cooper. It was the most fun four months I think I have ever had. I have about a zillion pictures I took that I could put in here but this would become a huge thread...

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      04-29-2012 12:34 AM #7
      I'll hopefully be able to visit my brother in Bordeaux France withing the next half year or so. He managed to finagle his way into getting his UK passport so he's staying there for the time being.
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      04-29-2012 01:19 AM #8
      Suddenly my trip to Texas in two weeks seems so insignificant.

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      04-29-2012 07:38 AM #9
      Just did 6 days in Rome.

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      04-30-2012 11:57 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 09vdubgti View Post
      OP I saw your post on the canon nikon thread and saw you went to Peru, I went last year too and then proceeded to stalk your threads to see if you had pictures of your trip.


      You flew over the Andes, I went to the Andes. My pockets weren't big enough to go to Cusco.

      I visited the Ancash region, Huaraz being the main city was beautiful, and I was amazed at the diversity there were people from all over the world there. I visited the ruins in the area and then the Cordillera Blanca. I have tons of photos but I just never got to editing them or even converting them to Jpeg format. I have these for now.
      The highest I went was 12,464 feet. which is at the lake, but the highest peak in the cordillera is 22,199feet which is the Huascaran mountain.
      Awesome pictures. I'd love to go back, but will likely be heading elsewhere next. The wife and I have been looking into Costa Rica and other CA countries. We were planning on Southeast Asia, but her vacation time at her new job leaves something to be desired, and a proper multi week trip there would pretty much use up her full allotment for the year.

      Prior to that we might be doing a weeklong family trip to Ireland with the inlaws, wife's sister and huband. It'd be a weeklong pubcrawl.

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      04-30-2012 12:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post
      I love traveling Ohio to visit the mounds, I fully plan on visiting South America so I can visit some of the sites and ruins.

      Leaving on Friday afternoon for the great American experience that is Disney. Not my choice of vacation spots but I'm being a team player with the wife and kids on this one...just once.

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      04-30-2012 03:14 PM #12
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      04-30-2012 04:43 PM #13
      Nice shots compy

      We went to Rome and Florence last Spring. Planning a trip to Ireland in September.







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    14. 04-30-2012 04:57 PM #14
      I thought Rome and Florence were awesome. Best meal of my life was in Florence.

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      04-30-2012 05:08 PM #15
      Damn, a lot of amazing pictures. Peru looks incredible. I would probably have altitude sickness with the quickness if I went there. Visiting Macchu Picchu is definitely something that's on my bucket list. Astonishing to think that the Incas felt like they should build a town up there so high in the Andes.

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      04-30-2012 05:40 PM #16
      Well, I'm currently studying abroad in Salzburg and just got back from a weekend trip to Berlin. Been to:
      Munich
      Linz, Austria
      Hallein/Bad Durnnberg, Austria
      Nürburg(for the 'Ring, duh)

      That's it so far, I've got until June 2 here. The program is taking my group to Vienna too, I'm going to try to get to Bratislava. A few of us are going to try to get to Prague as well before we leave. I'd like to explore more of Austria, it's such a beautiful country. Here are a few pics from travels so far.

      View of the Alps from the University in Salzburg.

      A Passage decorated for Easter.

      Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich.

      St. Peters Church cemetery, it's one of the oldest churches in Salzburg. St. Rupert, founder of "modern" Salzburg is buried in the church.

      A view over Slazburg from a cannon emplacement in Festung Hohensalzburg. The church is the Salzburg Cathedral and former residence of the ruling Bishops of Salzburg.

      My brother and I(on the left) posing with Sabine Schmitz at the 4-14 VLN race at the Nürburgring.

      No caption really necessary here. This was taken in the Bad Durrnberg salt mine, not sure if this is on the German or Austrian side of the mine.

      Neo-Gothic cathedral in Linz, Austria.

      An evening view of the "Altstadt" and Hohensalzburg. Pics really don't show how high the fortress really sits above the city.

      Great Patriotic War memorial in Berlin.

      An original section of Berlin wall pretty much how it was when it was still in use.

      What's left of the foundation of houses that were demolished because the occupants kept jumping out their windows into West Berlin since their house was the border.



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    17. 04-30-2012 06:09 PM #17
      Mis-read the title as OT Time Travel Thread, leaving disappointed.

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      04-30-2012 06:24 PM #18
      was in Montego Bay Jamaica a few weeks back

      GOOD PICS

      sunrise at Sandals





      hangin out with the local people that live/work there, really cool people


      Sunset



      Our building



      CELL PICS

      Scotchies (was on travel channel) had to go


      hanging out with our driver there for lunch, great guy


      half a chicken, 1/2 lb pork & 2 beers for $22 USD



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      05-01-2012 12:24 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ErikGTI View Post
      Well, I'm currently studying abroad in Salzburg and just got back from a weekend trip to Berlin.
      I'm curious, studying what?


      My brother and I(on the left) posing with Sabine Schmitz at the 4-14 VLN race at the Nürburgring.
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      05-01-2012 02:17 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      I'm curious, studying what?



      German. I was lucky that I was far enough along in the German program that I can get my German minor out of the way while here for the quarter. That would have taken me this spring quarter plus all of next year.


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      05-01-2012 03:56 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post

      Prior to that we might be doing a weeklong family trip to Ireland with the inlaws, wife's sister and huband. It'd be a weeklong pubcrawl.
      Do it, you won't regret it

      Ireland isn't on many peoples travel radars when planning a trip to Europe but it is one of my favorite places. I liked it so much that I actually moved there for awhile. Its pretty expensive but it is an absolutely gorgeous place. The people are tremendous. I'm considering moving back there once I finish my degrees

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      05-01-2012 06:56 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ErikGTI View Post
      German. I was lucky that I was far enough along in the German program that I can get my German minor out of the way while here for the quarter. That would have taken me this spring quarter plus all of next year.


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      05-01-2012 07:39 AM #23
      Wow some great places, pictures and exotic locations in this thread, I've been loads of places in Europe, so for me travelling to the states is quite far flung. Last year a couple of friends and I did this-



      My buddy Chris at the Grand Canyon


      LA from Mulholland Drive at night.


      C&C in Irvine,


      San Fran


      Area 51





      Monument Valley


      Went a bunch of other places, through Texas, Tennessee and Florida.

      Through D.C,


      Ended in NYC,


      6 weeks of great fun. I'm coming back for 2 weeks in Florida come June 16th but it's not really the same
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      05-01-2012 08:15 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiffyGTI View Post
      I thought Rome and Florence were awesome. Best meal of my life was in Florence.
      Agreed. We had bad restaurant luck in Rome, but we figured it out by Florence.
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      05-01-2012 10:12 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by SurferbobGolf View Post
      Agreed. We had bad restaurant luck in Rome, but we figured it out by Florence.
      ah rome. amazing.

      did two weeks in rome, florence, pisa, french riviera, and eastern coast of spain.

      it beat paris. just booked a flight to rome, drive to Almafi Coast, then bullet train up to switzerland. looking foward to it.
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