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I’ve talked quite a bit about my wife and my upcoming trip to Peru.  We’ve got our lie flat seats to Peru, booked our hotel at the Tambo del Inka and even managed to book the one flight I forgot to book!

[I’m booking 6 trips for 3 different families… and it’s starting to freak me out]

Last night though I got an email from the Tambo del Inka hotel, talking about an upcoming government strike (huelga) in Urubamba

a letter to a guest

So….. yeah?

Anyone have any insight on this or how it might affect our trip?  Thankfully this isn’t during either our flights.  We actually just (finally) booked our tickets to Machu Picchu and it’s not during either of these dates either

Looking through some of the news articles, I don’t see anything about it yet, though I have seen that past strikes have been converted from 48 hour strikes into “indefinite” strikes.

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I’m curious if any of you have ever traveled through an area during a government strike / huelga.  When I was a missionary for my church for 2 years in the Dominican Republic, I seem to recall there being huelgas, but I was never really impacted.  My only (vague) memory is there was one day where there was a pretty serious one and all the missionaries were told they had to stay inside all day.

My guess would be that we’d be pretty safe at the hotel itself, but (depending on what this actually turns into), I’m not sure I’d feel great about going anywhere else?

Have you ever lived through a government strike / huelga like this?  Any thoughts?

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