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A Whale of a Time (how predictable)

Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [558]

The purpos of going all the way to the Argentinian coast and Puerto Madryn was to go whale watching.  But did we see any?  Were we happy or disappointed?  The suspense is killing you I'm sure. Puerto Madryn is an ok town on the coast.  Nothing special ... Read more >

Tags: puerto madryn, whales


Lake Titicaca Part I

Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | Views [607]

Can’t help but think that that name should come with a ‘boom boom’ at the end.   After we flew back to Cusco from Puerto Maldonado we got a bus straight (I say straight, we were delayed buy an hour because of some kind of carnival) to Puno.   It’s ... Read more >

Tags: floating island, lake titicaca, puno, uros


The slow boat to Wasai

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [946] | Comments [1]

We flew into Puerto Maldonado from Cusco.  We could have gone by road but it would have taken up to a week.  Puerto Maldonado was hot, hot, hot and extremely humid.  It also isn't that nice so we got to finding a jungle lodge straight away.  We blew ... Read more >

Tags: jungle, puerto maldonado


Machu Picchu

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [2178]

Ok.   So the plan was to walk the 8km from Aguas Callientes UP to MP in the dark in order to see the sunrise.   So that’s what we did.   We left the hostel at quarter to four in the morning and walked through the town and found the Inca trail up to ... Read more >

Tags: machu picchu


Sacred Valley

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [336]

As we half-expected we could not get onto the Inca trail in Cusco.   We investigated other trekking options available but decided instead to go on our own through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Callientes (where Machu Picchu is).   First stop Pisaq.... Read more >

Tags: sacred valley


A Spring and a Jump back to Cusco

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [274]

After our tiring day of walking we went to the top of Aguas Callientes to try out the hot springs.   It was lovely to sit and soak in hot water for an hour.   The next day we got the train and taxi back to Cusco to recuperate for a couple of days.   ... Read more >


Lost foreigners and friendly Peruvians

Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [367] | Comments [2]

A couple of weeks ago when Dave and I were in Ica we got lost trying to find a museum.  We asked a lady for directions, she said something about going right.  We thanked her, turned around, walked back the way we had come and took the next right.  We ... Read more >


Feeling ill at altitude

Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [275]

On the 12th September we got another Cruz del Sur overnight bus to Cusco.  Thankfully this one did not stink and there were no moments where we were close to vomiting. This was quite lucky as neither of us felt that well anyway.  We had picked up a lovely ... Read more >

Tags: cusco


Congratulations from Peru

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [241]

Well it had to happen eventually.  Well done Tom and Katie.  We are really pleased for you.  Congratulations.  We´ll have a drink for you tonight.  Dave, Shane, King... Uh oh!


Arequipa

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [336] | Comments [1]

Arequipa is very pretty.   It’s a city surrounded by mountains and a volcano.   One of the mountains is over 5000m and the other is over 6000m, it has snow on the top.   Lots of the buildings are made out of a white volcanic stone.   The whole ... Read more >

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Cuz del Sur? Cruz del Pissy

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [459]

That was a terrible bus journey.   We were seated about 6 rows in front of the toilet, which after a couple of hours either broke of decided it was full.   It stank so bad it was disgusting.   Think about the smell inside a portaloo at a festival.... Read more >


Boogie on down

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [1011]

While in Huacachina we decided to go on a dune buggy (or as the locals pronounce it boogie)/sand boarding trip.   It was really cheap, less than £15 for the two of us and you’re out for about 2 hours.   So there we were fastened in to what ... Read more >

Tags: huacachina, sandboarding


Sunsheiiinne

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [344]

Taxi to Huacachina on the 3 rd and we finally get some hot weather.   Yay.   Huacachina is very cool.   It is a tiny, tiny resort and an oasis surrounded by huge sand dunes.   It’s still fairly quiet but there’s a bit more to do here and ... Read more >

Tags: huacachina


Flattened

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [288]

So we got on the bus and went to Pisco.   It took about 4 hours.   There are lots of really good buses here and they’re pretty cheap. Riding with chickens and the family goat is not necessary.   We did know that Pisco had been badly hit by last ... Read more >

Tags: islas bellastas, paracas


OMG!

Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Views [776] | Comments [1]

Something to not bother trying - Ceviche. Tradtional Peruvian dish consisting of raw (yes, raw) fish marinated in chilli, lime and onion. DISGUSTING!!!!! Also tried a Pisco Sour. Grape brandy, egg whites and sugar. An ok drink. Just as it says, ... Read more >

Tags: miraflores, paragliding


Lima Central and Miraflores

Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [634]

Having been in Lima nearly a week we've decided that bits of it are actually really nice. We are currently staying in the Flying Dog Hostel in Miraflores (one of them anyway). It is really nice. The rooms are big, clean and new. The communal spaces ... Read more >

Tags: hostels, lima central, miraflores


First Impressions

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Views [405] | Comments [1]

We have been in Lima a couple of days now and have spent the first two nights in The Point Hostel, Barranco. This place has a really good write up in the Lonely Planet and it is ok. But if you're after a bit of comfort and cleanliness, this is probably ... Read more >

Tags: lima


Gallery: Peru

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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