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Final days in Peru

Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Views [349]

The next day, we go to a couple of the museums in town (also included on our Boleto Turistico) but they're both pretty crap. We grab a quick massage - they're sooo cheap - and board the bus for our 20+ hour ride back to Lima. We don't arrive back in ... Read more >


More tours...

Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | Views [373]

It's must be either a hangover from the high of seeing Machu Picchu or a recurrence of my food poisoning, but I feel terrible for hours after we get back to Aguas Calientes. Some bed rest does the trick though, and in the morning we're both fighting ... Read more >


Machu Picchu!!!

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1066]

It's 5:15am and we're standing at the back of a long line of people, at the bus station. We're waiting for our ride up to Machu Picchu - one of the new 7 wonders of the world. We've had a small breakfast of toast and coffee, but realize that we should ... Read more >


Gallery: Machu Picchu

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Sacred Valley

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Getting Closer....

Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Views [269]

Today we're finally taking our first steps towards Machu Picchu. This has been our promised land for quite a while now - one of the major highlights of the trip. I'm still a bit fragile from the food poisoning but I'll be ok - I'm British. Now ... Read more >


Sacred Valley

Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [401]

We start our Sacred Valley tour at 9am and spend the day going from site to site and various markets in between. It shows once again how pretty this country is and also how cold it can get. It's freezing by the time we get back to the hostel. But we ... Read more >


Cusco here we come!

Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | Views [405]

Finally we arrive in Cusco after a 8 hour bus ride. This is the place to be if you're intending to visit Machu Picchu. There's loads to do here and we've got only a few days so we're gonna be busy. On our first day there is a festival in the plaza de ... Read more >


Put her in Quarantine

Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | Views [357]

I've had a mystery illness for the past two days. I feel like I'm dying and stay in bed all day. Rich has been kind enough to wait on me and we pass the time watching movies on the laptop. Coincidentally there is still a strike, so we couldn't of gone ... Read more >


Floating Islands

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [302]

Puno sits on the banks of another of Peru's natural wonders; Lake Titicaca - the world's highest navigable lake. At 12,500 ft above sea level, Puno's thin air takes a bit of getting used to and, again, it's bloody cold. So what makes it worthy of a ... Read more >


We can't get out!

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | Views [418]

Strike! Our plan was to take a bus from Arequipa direct to Cusco, but a strike has blocked the road and made that journey impossible. Annoying, but not the end of the world. How long is the strike? Well they're usually 48hrs. but they can go on for ... Read more >


Gallery: Colca Canyon

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Where is the Canyon?

Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [305]

Hot water! Yes its 5am and Rich gets a hot shower. I'm planning on getting up and jumping in after him, when he yells; "You'd better get in the shower now, the waters getting cold." That's enough to make me hop outta bed and into the luke ... Read more >


Gallery: Nazca Lines and Arequipa

Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Colca Canyon: The Grander Canyon

Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Views [686]

Is it just me or is Peru getting cold? Since we got to Arequipa, the weather has been taking a turn for the worse. We've had to unpack our jeans, trainers and fleeces from the bottom of our backpacks. It's autumn and we are at high altitude, so it ... Read more >


Gallery: Ica

Saturday, 21 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Sand Dunes and Pisco
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Onwards for the Gringo Route

Saturday, 21 Mar 2009 | Views [472]

Next stop on the Gringo Route is Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. We've heard that it's a beautiful colonial-style city and it doesn't disappoint - it's exactly that. It boasts the usual Peruvian town squares and churches and it's also ... Read more >


Nazca Lines

Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [440]

Today we leave Ica and quickly make our way to Nasca to see the famed Nasca Lines! This is a highlight for me and I've wanted to see these lines ever since I learned about them in sophomore Spanish class. We get on the tiny 6 seater plane that ... Read more >


Grape Stomping and Sand Dunes

Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | Views [823]

Ica is known for a 2 things: Pisco and Sand Dunes. Pisco is an alcohol made from grapes, similar to grappa. It's a popular drink around Peru, usually used to make a cocktail called Pisco Sour. We spent a night crushing grapes to be used in the pisco ... Read more >


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