New look for tokao

I have my blog a bit abandoned. Nowadays with all the social media channels it is hard to continue blogging using self hosted solutions. All your friends are on Facebook, so you post your day to day things related to family and life there. Twitter and Google plus and LinkedIn to share your interests, when […]

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David Cole on CMS-free Websites: about Jekyll, Prose, GitHub and Healthcare.gov

This interview is extracted from FedOSS , which is a regular podcast with FedScoop’s Luke Fretwell and Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist Gunnar Hellekson discussing the latest in federal government open source software. Development Seed’s David Cole discusses “CMS-free websites,” including Jekyll, Prose.io and GitHub and how the new Healthcare.gov will leverage […]

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Day 14: back home

Woke up early,  had a shower and breakfast at Melià. Left Nuria in bed when I took a taxi to the airport with plenty of time,  leaving the hotel at 6:45sm when my flight was at 10 am. Just before rush hour. Got to the airport around 7:15am and the cue on Air Europa was […]

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Day 13: from cusco to lima

Woke up and checked out after having breakfast. Left the bag in the hotel and went for a walk until 1pm when we went back to the hotel to take the bag and call a taxi. 10 nuevos soles to the airport. We arrived at Lima and of course, cloudy. Went to Melia and did […]

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Day 12: Cusco

  We are at the end of our trip. We are going to spend the day in Cusco. There is a lot to see here, from the cathedral(s) to walking around and the ruins not too far… We had breakfast at the Marqueses hotel. Nothing spectacular. Beautiful hotel, but nothing special honestly. We went out […]

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Day 11: Sacred Valley

  We were checking out today from the nice quiet Apu Lodge in Ollantaytambo. We took it easy, had a marvellous breakfast (eggs, fruit, cereals, bread…) and then the plan was to hire a taxi for both of us to take us to Cusco, but doing all the Sacred Valley in the way so we […]

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Day 10: Machu Pichu

  Yesterday we went to bed early. We did not have dinner because we were full with a very nice lunch in a pretty restaurant (Tawa Chaki). Our train 81 was boarding at 5:40am so, we woke up at 5 took the takeaway breakfast that the hotel prepared for us, and walked to the station. I […]

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Day 9: Ollantaytambo

  At 4am the bus arrived at Cuzco. We took a taxi to where the colectivos to Ollantaytambo departures. For 10 soles each we took it and at 6am we were in Ollantaytambo. Here is where we are now that I am trying to catch up with the blog. Many days without Internet and even […]

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Day 8: Taquile island

  At 6am Rosa, who barely spoke Spanish, woke us up. We had breakfast and descended to the boat. We headed to the more turistic island Taquile. There again we climbed and made a trekking around the island. We had lunch on a lovely place. I ordered fish and the local beer and it was […]

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Day 7: Titicaca lake

In Arequipa we took the night bus to Puno which is located by Titicaca lake. We took the bus at around 11:30pm, so we had time to have diner at Chicha restaurant. We were very tired by then though… specially after two days walking… we were falling asleep as we had wake up at 5am […]

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Day 6: Ascend to Cabanaconde

At 5am the alarm went out. Time to start the ascent. My legs were heating from the previous day but we had a good night sleep with the only noise of the river. There was full moon so the headlamps were not 100% required. Many people had to go up with mules as it was […]

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Day 5: Colca Canyon two day trekking

  We did not sleep much as the hotel was located in the junction of two main streets and honking was non stop all night long. In addition we were picked at 3am… The tour consisted in breakfast in Chivay after 3 h trip. The road trip was scary and we could not sleep either,  […]

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Day 4: Arequipa

  We had nice breakfast and then packed one bag to go (mine) and the other (identical, as we have two ikea bags)  in the hotel with Nuria’s work clothes and laptop. We book the last night and took the posh taxi to the airport. We made sure before leaving that we had the hotel […]

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Day 3: holidays starts at today

  Why holidays are starting on day 3? Well I allowed myself up to Saturday so 3 days,  to reach Lima due to the type of stand by ticket I had. Fortunately I made it on the fist attempt. Friday is Nuria’s last working day. Her colleagues were leaving at 4:30pm so that was when […]

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Day 2: fly and relax at the hotel

I boarded the plane in Madrid around midnight. I had to wait all passengers to board so they could tell me which was my seat. 25F. In the middle of the middle row. The plain was packed. I thing there were only 2 extra empty seats,  so I felt lucky,  but like my brother said,  […]

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