PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

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PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby packrose » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi

I'm booked on this trip starting in Lima on the 29th July and I was wondering who else is booked on this trip. It would be great to know some of you beforehand.

Nicki
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby 2shazza4 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Hi Nicki
I am on the Peru trip too! I will be in Lima from the 26th of July, can't wait so excited about the Inca Trail, speaking Spanish and staying in the Amazon!
When do you arrive in Lima? Is this part of a bigger trip for you? I am a teacher so this is my summer holidays.
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby 2shazza4 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:46 pm

PS When I booked there were only 3 places (not including me) so should be good sized group!
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby packrose » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Hi

Brilliant to hear from you - I'm a teacher too, what do you teach? I teach Geography so definitely looking forward to the rainforest! I was hoping to stop over in Madrid on the way back but for what the airline was charging it wasn't worth it as could get a cheaper return flight to Madrid from the UK which is rather stupid but hey ho just means I'll have to do it again another time. I take it you're having a few days in Lima before the tour starts, I'm arriving on the morning the tour starts. Are you travelling on afterwards or returning home?
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby emmadaulby » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:05 am

Hi Nicki!!

Im not booked onto the Absolute Peru tour but I am on the Lima to Buenos Aires trip starting on the 29th July so we will be in Lima at the same time!! I arrive on the night of the 27th, so have a full day of exploring before the tour actually starts. I am so excited!

Ps. I am also a teacher haha
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby emillott » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:09 am

Hi,

We're also booked on the absolute peru tour, we fly out from uk on 27th July. Very excited and looking forward to meeting everyone. Also my partner is a teacher!

Elliott
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby 2shazza4 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi All
Sorry I haven't checked back till now!
I arrive in Lima late on the 26th of July and so have a few days before the tour and I have a few days after the tour too. Yet to sort before and after accommodation, I am debating whether to stay at the joining hotel or a hostel my friend has recommended. Where are you staying Emma?
Has anyone arranged transport from the airport?
I went travelling a few years ago but its amazing how quickly I lose that fly by the seat of my pants confidence of just rocking up!!
Not long now!
PS I teach maths eeek
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby emmadaulby » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Hi

I arrive late on the 27th, staying at the Hotel Gemina, the same one that I'll be in at the start of the tour, I figured it'd be easier to stay there than to find somewhere else!
Does anyone have plans for the 28th, could meet up and explore the city before meeting the other tour members?

Emma
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby 2shazza4 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Hi Emma
I was thinking of staying at the same hotel as where the tour starts but I don't think it's not the same as yours!!! I will check it out! Definitely up for meeting up on 28th
Sharon
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby 2shazza4 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:26 am

Hello everyone
You might know already that the 28th and 29th are national holidays in Peru in celebration of independence.
From what I've read the 27th night before there will be fireworks at midnight, music and dancing in the Plaza de Armas, or another suggestion is the serenade in Parque de la Muralla (creole music). On the 28th at dawn the cannons will be let off, and the raising of the flag, followed by a Te Duem at lima cathedral and a public address by the president. Then on the 29th there will be a military parade as the president makes his way to Lima Cathedral.
I got most of that info from this site http://www.pirwahostelscusco.com/blog/h ... u-in-lima/
I am particular like the fact they replace all the water in the fountain with Pisco!!!
I am staying at the Brittainia miraflores arriving late on the 26th of July. On the 27th I hope to join in with the festivities, if anyone wants to meet up on the 27th and 28th email me directly at sharon_derbyshire@hotmail.com and we can share contact details!
Very excited now, although I still need to sort out any vaccinations I might need, hoping not too many!
Sharon
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby drew74 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:26 am

Hi all!! Drew and Bree from Brisbane Australia. We are doing the Absolute Peru tour leaving 29th July, we are soooo excited and can't wait to meet u all.
Friends will be made I'm sure !! We are staying at Britannia Miraflores
Cheers
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby chile_thomas » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Hi all!
I'm Thomas from Germany and will be in Lima on July 28th, too. My flight will land at 11AM and I'm staying at the Hotel Gemina.
Even though I'm doing a different tour (JML - Andean Discovery) it would be nice to meet some of you to take part in the independence celebrations on Sunday night and to explore the city before my tour starts the next day.

Cheers,
Thomas
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby packrose » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi Guys,

Sorry not been in contact - had thought I set this up to email me when someone posted - but it only did it once so assumed that nothing else had been posted! Glad I checked. Really starting to get excited one week to go! Huge grin on face even though we don't break up until tomorrow and a lot of schools broke up on Friday! Although I don't get in until the morning of the tour and if you haven't got anything planned does anyone fancy meeting up at midday at the hotel's reception and going for lunch or something (Britannia Miraflores) - just a thought?

Nicki :)
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby ehaste78 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi all,

I'm on the Absolute Peru trip too. Another teacher I'm afraid :) just broke up from school and ready for my summer holidays. I'll be at the Hotel Britania Miraflores. I get into Lima early on the morning of the 29th. Really looking forward to it as Peru's always been top of my list of places to visit. Will be great to meet you all. See you soon!

Elena
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Re: PHPT13/07/29 : Absolute Peru - July 29 2013

Postby packrose » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:19 pm

Hi Elena, where are you flying from? Was wondering if you are on the same flight as I also arrive early morning? Not long to go....

Nicki
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