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Escape from Cusco (2nd attempt)

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [1685] | Comments [2]

We spent a lovely (what we hoped was our) final afternoon in Cusco, looking at the parade, visiting the Inca Museum and generally wandering around. We have a lot of very fond memories of Peru - the people are amazingly welcoming and quite interested ... Read more >

Tags: bus, cusco, fight, puno

Peru - Maccu Picchu trip (and escape from Cusco)

Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [1604]

It was fabulous to not have to get up at the crack of dawn and go somewhere. We hada very leisurely breakfast with Katie and Kerry and made our way to SA explorers having bade farewell to the girls who were off to Puno and then to Bolivia. We had a few ... Read more >

Tags: maccu picchu, strike, trekking

Gallery: Peru - Maccu Picchu

Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Maccu Picchu & Aguas Calientes
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Peru - Manu Biosphere Trip

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [2421] | Comments [1]

Day 1 Cusco to Pilcopata Having had a briefing the previous night at the Agency Office we were waiting outside McDonalds on the Plaza de Armas for the bus to turn up. 2 of our fellow travellers happened to be staying in the same hostel (Hostal ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, boat, jungle, trekking, wildlife

Gallery: Peru - Manu Biosphere

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Amazon Tributary Jungle Trip
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Claire´s Homestay

Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Views [1081]

Day One 7/10/2008   After waking up with 15 minutes to pack up our room and a hangover to match all hangovers, I left Eoghan to go and arrange my home stay and Spanish lessons. Due to a protest in Cuzco (there is rather a lot of them!) I was unable to ... Read more >

Tags: class, cold, homestay, spanish

Inka Jungle Trail (but not quite all of it)

Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [2276]

So the alarm went off before I wanted it too and I lugged myseof out of my bed to make my way down to the treking agency. Its always kind of intersting seeing who else will be on the trip but even more so when you´re first in the van! The crew for the ... Read more >

Tags: biking, chill, diahorrhea, football inca temple

Gallery: Peru - Cusco

Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Cusco and around
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Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | Views [1090] | Comments [1]

Cusco is a really special place, for lots of reasons. We just wandered around for the first day, trying to get used to the altitude. At 3400m it´s pretty high here, and as our hostel (which is lovely and cheap, my favourite combination!) can only be ... Read more >

Tags: cusco, disco, horse riding, inca ruins, irish pub, theatre

Arequipa to Cusco

Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [1502]

We woke up with terrible hangovers following the Pisco Sour fuelled excesses of the previous night. I suppose after 2 weeks of relative good behaviour we needed to blow some steam off. But it still felt horrible. We stumbled to a cafe to have a sandwich and ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, bus, cuzco, hangover, shave

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 3

Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [1806]

Alarm at 4.30 this morning, ready for the fional 1200m ascent back to Cabanaconde. We had decided to leave earlier so as to minimise the amount of climbing we would have to do in the sun. It was still dark and prety chilly as we set off, our legs grumbling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, colca canyon, dancing, pisco sour, thermal baths, trekking

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 2

Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Views [1382]

The alarm sounded at 6.15am and dawn was just starting to break as we had our breakfast of pancakes and luke warm coffee. The plan was to leave as early as feasible so we could trek in the shade for as long as possible. 5 hours after we set out at 7am ... Read more >

Tags: colca canyon, oasis, trekking

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 1

Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Views [2455] | Comments [1] | Video

So Pablo Tours was open and we managed to arrange a 3 day 2 night trek for the following day. We set the alarm for 3.30am (!!!) and our guide arrived at the hostel at 4am. We jumped in a minibus (technically mode of transport number 11, but I think it´s ... Read more >

Tags: canyon, colca, trekking


Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [1453]

After a long and very winding night bus, sustained only by the wonders of peanuts and rum and coke we arrived in Arequipa, a gorgeous colonial town in Southern Peru. It's nicknamed the white city as the majority of the building are made of a lovely white ... Read more >

Tags: colonial, frog juice, llama, market, museum

Pisco to Huacachina to Nasca (por la Panamericana)

Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [3070] | Comments [1]

After a hearty breakfast of 4 scrambled eggs (I had Claire's eggs, she had my bread - recipe for constipation or what!) we slung on our backpacks and grabbed the smallest taxi in the world to the panamerican highway. As usual driver was very friendly ... Read more >

Tags: buggy, desert, dune, huacachina, nasca, oasis, propellor, sandboarding

Lima to Pisco

Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Views [2936]

Another thing I had forgoten about Latinoameica was the buses. They´re more like planes. We left our hostel in Lima to get a bus to Pisco - thankfully only 6 blocks which gave us the opportunity to try out packs out walking a little in the heat. The ... Read more >

Tags: boat, culture, desert, earthquake, island, peru, wildlife

Gallery: Peru

Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Starting the journey
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London to Lima (Finally!)

Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [1314] | Comments [4]

It was always going to be a slightly surreal experience waking up of a morning knowning that you would not be sleeping in the same continent, never mind the same city for at least 3 seasons. I was a little apprehensive on the way to the airport - sure ... Read more >

Tags: city, hostel, peru

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