Archive | February, 2009

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

In total we spent two days in the beautiful Arequipa, with a 3 day tour/trek down into the Colca Canyon sandwiched in between. In Arequipa we got to visit a fascinating monastery right in the city centre (it was huge!), as well as visit a museum all about “Juanita”. Juanita is a mummy found on […]

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Trip Extended

Just a quick update… Friedi and I are enjoying the South American section of our trip so much that we have decided to extend it by a few weeks. We will now be flying to New Zealand on the 9th of May. Just arrived in Cusco, but the Internet isn’t good enough here to upload […]

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Nazca

We arrived in Nazca on Monday afternoon and booked a land tour of the Nazca lines for the following day. The best way to see the lines is to go up in a little aeroplane, but with both Friedi and I being total sissy’s, and the fact that a plane crashed only last week meant […]

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Ica

Today we decided to explore Ica and visit the oasis at Huacachina for some sand-boarding. We were wandering why Ica seemed so flat when our guide took us to the old church (see photos). It turns out that there was a 7.9 earthquake only last year which hit the town badly. We saw entire streets […]

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Lima / Miraflores / Pachacamac

Our first experience of Peru was a 4 day stay in Lima. We took 2 bus tours (one round Lima city centre, and one to the ruins of Pachacamac), spent one day relaxing, and took a bus to Ica where we are currently staying. Lima gets a bad reputation amongst travellers partly due to the […]

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Galapagos Samba Cruise

8 days on the fantastic Samba, sailing from island to island will be hard to put into words. It will be even harder to whittle down the 2000 odd photos to a manageable “best of” for Flickr. But here goes… Nearly everyday of the trip started with breakfast at 7am, followed by a landing on […]

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Quick Update From Lima

We got back from the Galapagos yesterday and took a flight straight from Guayaquil to Lima. We booked into a hostel in the Miraflores region, and plan to stay here for a few days. Looking to do a bus tour of the city tomorrow, and then to visit some ruins the day after. A proper […]

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Galapagos Update

Unfortunately the Internet connection here is too slow to upload any of our photos from the last few days. And tomorrow we head off on our 8 day cruise around the different islands of the Galapagos, so it might be a while before the blog gets any more updates! Since the last entry we have […]

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