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Gallery: Lima

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Lima - the last of Peru

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Views [622]

Lima is a real, big, modern, international city. Sure there´s heaps of tourists, yeah they´re hosting the APEC conference this year (annoying that it coincides with my weekend in town), they´ve got all the bits to make a massive but nice city.  For ... Read more >

Gallery: Ica - sand dunning and wineries

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Colca Canyon

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Chivay and Cobanaconde

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

En route to the Colca Canyon, stopped at a couple of Peruvian villages
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Gallery: Arequipa

Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Send largest city in Peru, and 1/3 the price
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Ica - many thrills

Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [632]

It was awesome! Got to Ica around 7am this morning, slept so nicely on the bus, my cama seat was soooooo comfortable. We drank a carton of sangria and got silly watching She's the Man on the bus TV. Our destination in Ica was Huacachina, this resort ... Read more >

Condors! Lot and lots of them!

Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [617] | Comments [1]

They are really really big. They soar about so lazy-like, so easy. I was jealous. Yesterday, Inna and I left for Chivay, walked around town a bit, both taking lots of photos, then spent a night in Cabanaconde (5 soles, $2, cheapest accommodation yet!).... Read more >

Sick but joyous in Arequipa

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [571] | Comments [1]

I´m on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories because of a throat infection, but otherwise, having a ball in Arequipa. It´s the second largest city in Peru, but it´s lovely. Quaint colonial buildings everywhere, and only got harrased by tourist touts ... Read more >

¨The river is like the vein of the earth¨

Saturday, 10 May 2008 | Views [866]

Indeed, it´s alive, and dangerous. Last 3 days rafting was very very fun. First day we had a 4 hour bus drive, then lunch (very nice), then 2 hours on rapids class II and III practising the commands etc. My team consisted of Inna (girl I met while ... Read more >

Gallery: White water rafting in Cusco

Friday, 9 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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White water rafting - it´s fully sic!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [663]

Love it love it love it. Went on a 1 day rafting tour of Urubamba river, with class 2 and 3 rapids. It wasn´t very crazy at all, but lots of fun. Tomorrow I go on 3 days rafting tour with class 3, 4 and 5 rapids - that´s when the raft goes vertical.... Read more >

Gallery: Cusco and Machu Picchu

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: La Paz and Coroico

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Machu Picchu and other ruins

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [931]

Ruins are good, for a little bit, but after a while, they´re not so good. They all start to look a like. Rightly so because all the ruins I´ve seen were built by the Inca. As magnificent as they are, they´re pretty similar to each other, and when compared ... Read more >

Let no-one question my stupidity

Sunday, 4 May 2008 | Views [791]

I´m on my way to Machu Pichu, yay! I decided to scorn the organised tours and DIY it. Cool idea, except I got stuck in the middle of the mountain, hanging onto thorny branches, with no idea how to get out. This morning I left Cusco with an overnight ... Read more >

Ahora, en Cusco.

Friday, 2 May 2008 | Views [646]

Aqui en Cusco, todo esta tranquilo. I can understand why people get stuck here. It is a beautiful city, very atmospheric, lots of old buildings, little cobbled streets, markets, stalls, food, massage, music, everything a traveller may desire. I shall ... Read more >

The Great Lake Titicaca

Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [525]

A little underwhelmed by the Bolivian side of things, but pleasantly surprised by Peru. Day 1, bussed to Copacabana from La Paz, a boring 3 hour journey, at the end of which was a sleepy little town by the end of the lake. Got on a boat pretty quick ... Read more >



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