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An Unfortunate Stop Over

Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [745] | Comments [3]

Yesterday we took a horrible 6 hour bus ride from Cusco to Puno.  Only horrible because the company we booked with shoved us into another bus, unplanned, and had not allocated the seats correctly.  One stand off later between Nigel and a strong Peruvian ... Read more >

Tags: the planning phase


A Spiritual Place

Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [590]

Hi all Sorry for not writing any exciting stories in the last couple of days.  We have been having a brilliant and interesting and challenging time!! Tuesday evening we met up with our old guide Miguel, from our Inka trail, for a quick drink we thought ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Too Much Food!!

Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [584] | Comments [1]

Finally the altitude got to one of us, if not both.  We spent Saturday afternoon in an Irish pub(!!!!) drinking beer and eating too much food and then later went out to dinner and had even more food.  Oh and at this altitude your body stops digesting ... Read more >

Tags: i should have known better!


Gallery: Peru

Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Inca Trail
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Exploring Machu Picchu

Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [970] | Comments [2]

Having slept in a hostel in the town at the base of Machu Picchu, we rose at 05:00 to get up to Machu Picchu to explore before the hordes of tourists descended.  We were very grateful to take to bus back up the hill and were taken around around the site ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing


Day 3 Hiking - beginning to get past a joke!

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [603]

Another early start in torrential rain slightly shattered our faith in the mountain Gods.  It was so wet, the tents started leaking and we started to lose amusement with the mountains.  Today was to be the easier day, the relax, post Dead Woman and ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Hiking day 2 - The 2 Enormous Passes

Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [428]

05:00 breakfast followed by a presentation, to our porters, of a bag of Coco Leaves each (definitely designed to give them a little more energy) set us up for a good morning.  Our guide showed us the profile of the rest of the trek, which to be honest ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Our first day of Hiking.....

Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [483]

05:30 start followed by some very plain and boring scrambled eggs made for a rather grumpy Sue.  Never the less we jumped in the mini bus and half an hour later arrived at the check point where you have to produce your passports and get them stamped ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Discovering the INCA Way - 6th Jan ´08 Take 2

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1389] | Comments [5]

As described by our amazing guide ´Miguel´, this was a relaxing, acclimatising introduction to the Inca mentality.  Our anniversary was so romantic and spiritual!  The theme was to turn our crazy lives into an existence in the mountains, where you worship ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Hello From Beautiful Peru

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [557] | Comments [11]

We have just come in from a lovely afternoon/evening in cuzco city.  We can not tell you how nice this place is.  It is so amazingly friendly, unthreatening, clean, somewhat spiritual and lovely.  It is set in the Andean mountains, so it is totally surrounded ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

 

 

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