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Trip: South America

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The Inca trail and Machu Picchu

PERU | Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Views [534]

DAY 0 - To Ollaytaytambo. We took a bus to Urumbamba in the Sacred Valley, where we were met by a local lady and we were taken to a small village by tuk-tuk, to meet the locals and have lunch but little known to us it was just another opportunity ... Read more >


Gallery: Cuzco

PERU | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cuzco and preparing for the Inca Trail

PERU | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Views [495]

An all day bus journey yesterday was split only by a stop in the national park where we were lucky enough to see flamingos in the lagoon, and a half hour lunch stop for a picnic in the strangest place we´ve yet seen. There was nobody in the square ... Read more >


Gallery: 31.07-01.08 Colca Canyon and valley

PERU | Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The White City and Colca Canyon

PERU | Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Views [673]

A night bus from Nazca brought us to ´the White City´, or Arequipa early in the morning on the 30th July and from the bus station we got a minibus to the hotel. We took a walking tour with Alfredo to see the main sights around the centre, ... Read more >


Gallery: 30.07.08 Arequipa

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Nazca

PERU | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [647] | Comments [1]

After all the destruction and poverty in Pisco, Nazca's main square seemed wonderful the night we arrived. It took me another day to realise that it is just a little town, which would probably not be worth visiting if it had not been for the famous Nazca ... Read more >


Gallery: 29/07/08 Nasca

PERU | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 28/07/08 Ballestas Islands and sand boarding

PERU | Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Ballestas Islands and Sandboarding in Oasis Huacachina

PERU | Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | Views [479]

On our second day in Pisco we got up early in the morning to see the reason of our visit to the destroyed town, the Ballestas Islands. They are special because of the number of various bird species living there and besides the birds, you can see humbolt ... Read more >


Piscos in Pisco

PERU | Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | Views [411]

After an uneventful journey we arrived in Pisco, and we knew there had been an earthquake here in august last year but we were not prepared for the level of destruction in this town. Apparently 85 percent of the town was destroyed and its now quite unsafe ... Read more >


Gallery: 08.07.27 Pisco

PERU | Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 08.07.25-26 Lima

PERU | Saturday, 26 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Lovely Lima

PERU | Saturday, 26 Jul 2008 | Views [536]

We left Hunachaco from a very unusual bus terminal where we booked our lugage in like on a plane and we were very surprised to have our hand luggage checked as well before boarding! When we got on the bus the similarity with a flight did not stop there ... Read more >


Huanchaco and Chan Chan

PERU | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [427]

We left Mancora at 3.30pm and travelled to Trujillo by bus, arriving at 1.40am on the 24th. We stopped at 9.30pm for dinner. It wasn´t very nice and we left quite a bit. Some boys were standing outside trying to attract our attention, but we ignored ... Read more >

Tags: chan chan, chimu, moche, pier


Gallery: 08.07.24 Huanchaco

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 20-23/07/08 Mancora

PERU | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The sea at Mancora

PERU | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Views [574]

Mancora is a great sea side town, and apparently very busy in hgh season and with superb weather all year. It's fairly quiet at the moment but there are still a lot of Americans and other foreigners here.  I particularly like the ... Read more >

Tags: cormorants, pelicans, surfers


Gallery: 18-19/07/08 Cuenca

ECUADOR | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Goodbye Ecuador, Hello Peru

PERU | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Views [1198]

Today we left Ecuador, and it was a 5 hour journey to the border. After getting on the bus Diego told us that this public bus had a toilet on board but with a dead straight face ´only for girls, and only for number ones.´ ... Read more >


Cuenca

ECUADOR | Saturday, 19 Jul 2008 | Views [1610]

We knew the journey to Cuenca was going to be long, expecting to be on the bus for 8 hours, so when Diuego suggested getting a private bus, we jumped at the chance. Things didnt start too well as one of the girls in our group got drunk the night ... Read more >

Tags: cajas national park, panama hat


Gallery: 15-17/07/08 Banos

ECUADOR | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

relaxing
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Banos and the invisible volcano

ECUADOR | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Views [836]

Banos has been the most relaxing part of our journey so far. It is a holiday resort for both locals and foreigners and it is famous for its spas with water from the volcano, which is right above it. Since we arrived 3 days ago, we have been trying to ... Read more >

Tags: cable car, spas, volcano


I´m not a celebrity-but get me out of here!

ECUADOR | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Views [1341] | Comments [1]

Arriving in the jungle, after taking local buses from Quito was quite nice. After just an hour on the bus we saw an accident where aa bus had been hit by a lorry going the other way on a very narrow road in the mountains and in terribly ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, fire ants, indians, jungle, lemon ants, spiders, tarantulas, tubing


Gallery: 13-14/07/08 Amazon Jungle

ECUADOR | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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