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Peru

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Winding Down

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Views [270]

The next couple of days were really just winding down and getting ready to head home. Macchu Picchu had been the climax of the trip and we were happy and tired. On the 17th I wasn't feeling very well and spent the morning recovering in our room while ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Macchu Picchu

Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [323]

So this was the day we had been waiting for - and the main reason we had chosen this part of the world for the current trip. Our visit to the Inca City Macchu Picchu. We arose at 5:00 to walk to the top , though a noisy neighbour (obviously happy with ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Hot Waters

Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [273]

Apart from trekking, the only way to get to Macchu Picchu is to take the tourist train from Cusco to a small tourist town at the base of the mountain called Aguas Calientes, which I understand translates to Hot Waters. We had booked the train well ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


The Sacred Valley

Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | Views [269]

There is much more to area around Cusco than Macchu Picchu - the Inca's called the area the Sacred Valley and there are many other buildings and relics etc. The one which seemed the most interesting to us was Pisac - an Inca village on a hillside. We ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Back to Cusco

Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [250]

It was a restless sleepness night at the Colonial Hotel and we weren't in particularly good cheer when we boarded the early morning bus "out of there". It was a long and mainly uneventful bus ride back to Peru, changing busses in Puno which ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


The missing Condors

Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Views [289]

We took a local bus in the morning to a lookout quite close to the "Cruz de Condor" lookout where it was anticipated that we may be able to see some condors. It was a beautiful peaceful place and we sat around for about an hour - no condors ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


In the Canyon

Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [298]

We awoke, again to the sound of the marching band. This time they were no longer practicing but carrying out their parade in celebration of some religious festival that I don't remember the name of. They were a group of five, colourfully dressed and ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Colca Canyon Tour Day 1

Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [1004]

We were in very good cheer as we set off bright and early for the three day / two night tour (trek) in the colca canyon. Since Cusco we had really joined a well trodden tourist trail, and although it lost some sense of adventure in that we were joined ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Arequipa

Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [634]

Although it took a while to get started the night bus to Arequipa was fine and we arrived in the morning in reasonably good cheer. The city itself was magnificent and the hostal we chose was very nice, well organised and friendly with big clean rooms ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Nazca (lines)

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | Views [685]

The Nazca lines are famous - and to my mind deserve their reputation. There are plenty of theories about how they came to be and what they represent and obviously that is well documented. In the here and now of our journey it was fantastic day and a ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


A brief stop in Cusco (The navel of the world)

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [333]

One of the reasons for heading to cusco at this stage was that we had yet to make a decision as to whether or not we were up to the 5 day trek that gets you to Macchu Picchu and also that we had heard rumours from other travellers that the crowds were so ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Trujillo

Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | Views [253]

Perhaps it was because we were very tired, but everything seemed to be going wrong for us in Trujillo. We reluctantly decided we would have to "take to the air" (thereby missing huaraz - which was a real pity and in retrospect a mistake). It ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


Express to Peru

Saturday, 1 Sep 2007 | Views [338]

After Puyo - the need to move quickly through our planned itinerary became apparent and although there were several more places we wanted to visit in the south of Ecuador we realised which would need to prioritise and focus on ensuring we kept moving so ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

 

 

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