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Volunteering in Cochabamba, Bolivia

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [427]

Volunteering with CAICC in Cochabamba. No fees here, genuine volunteering in the true meaning of the word, so if you have a place to stay in Cochabamba then offer your time with these guys.

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La Paz, Bolivia

PERU | Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Views [400]

Ate at Hard Rock cafe every day!!! Getting a bit tired of bad almuerzos and rather than hunt for good ones we just parked ourselves at Hard Rock. Steak there is good! Good artesian shops along Illampu (is that how you spell it?) but I don´t know if ... Read more >

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Copacabana, Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [461]

Nice little lakeside town to stop in for a few days. If you are there you MUST eat at La Orilla!!!! And if you want yummy chocolate fondue go to La Cupula on the hill. Also, happy hour on Saturday at Waykas is 8:30 to 10pm. You will have the bar to ... Read more >

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Puno, Peru

PERU | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [395]

Unless you´re visiting the floating islands, don´t bother stopping here.

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Machu Picchu

PERU | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [500]

Machu Picchu.. You have to see it! That´s all I can really say about it. Pictures do no justice. The Sacred Valley is also good.. make sure you´re in the mood to climb stairs because there are plenty. We went through AAA Tours which was negotiated ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Bus Huancavelica to Ayacucho to Cusco

PERU | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [3113]

This 4am bus was terrible... the aisle was literally packed to the brim with people (and the odd lamb). Luckily I had booked a seat, but I had people practically sitting on me anyway. Noticed that nobody else with an aisle seat was getting the same treatment, ... Read more >

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Train Huancayo to Huancavelica

PERU | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [895]

The train ride from Huancayo to Huancavelica is great... scenery is fantastic. Recommended! Don´t catch the Saturday autovagon though, not only is it the most expensive at 15 soles... it´s packed to the brim and is comprised of only one carriage. Take ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Volunteering in Huancayo, Peru

PERU | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Views [509]

Volunteered for two weeks with PeruForYou. They have established 3 preschools in Huancayo and need more volunteers time and money to keep the schools running (it cost $260US for 4 weeks). We worked with a school in San Fernando where we did activities ... Read more >

Tags: People


Huancayo, Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [485] | Comments [2]

Left Trujillo on can´t remember what day, caught an overnight bus to Lima. In Lima the best burger was to be found LOL.. sold from a white van on one of those middle of the road islands. If you´re hungry it is across the road from the Cruz Del Sur bus ... Read more >

Tags: People


Trujillo, Peru

PERU | Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | Views [493]

Hola! I´m now in Trujillo, Peru. Since the last entry I´ve travelled back north through Ecuador and headed south around the coast through Pedernales, Canoa, Bahia, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Vilcabamba again. Canoa is ok but overall the coast wasn´t that ... Read more >

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PS. PHOTOS are on the right ->

ECUADOR | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [368]

Forgot to mention that photos are in the right hand column under Photo Galleries. Now back in Quito and will be heading to Canoa on the coast soon.

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Vilcabamba

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cuenca

ECUADOR | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Cuenca, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Views [357]

I´m now in Cuenca in the south of Ecuador. Been here two seconds and have decided that I like it. It looks cultural and colonial, and the traffic is not as mental as Quito´s (judging by the number of beeps per minute, and the length of the beeps). The ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Otavalo, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [403]

Spent the last week or so in Otavalo, north of Quito. It´s famous for it´s Saturday market, and justly so. The first day I saw the market I wanted to buy everything. (So I promptly removed myself and went back later with less cash in hand.) Everything ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Otavalo (1), Ecuador

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cotacachi & Ibarra, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Pucara, Intag, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [1221] | Comments [4]

So I spent a couple of weeks in a small town (so small I could hardly find it on maps) called Pucara, in a ruggedly mountainous region called Intag. I stayed with the Flores family, Eladio, Consuelo and their 4 sons Cristian, Dennis, Rommel and Carlito.... Read more >

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Gallery: Pucara (Intag) 2, Ecuador

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Vine collecting (Intag somewhere), Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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