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111 hours by bus!

We have covered a lot of distance in the last 4 months, most of it by bus. Starting at the equator, and criss crossing the Andes all the way down to Buenos Aires is a long way to go. I thought it might be interesting to work out just how long we have been sat […]

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Puno and Lake Titikaka

Last Sunday we took the 6 hour bus ride from Cusco to the little town of Puno. Whilst there was not much to see in Puno itself, but we still had a great time relaxing by Lake Titikaka. We also took a half day boat trip to the Uros islands. These islands are made of […]

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Machu Picchu

We are a little behind with uploading photos… so just a short post about Machu Picchu. Most of the photos are from the day we arrived, but we did go back the next day because there was so much to see/take in. Here are the photos..

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Inca Trail

First of all we would both really like to thank Fiona and David for our amazing 4 day inca trail! We booked through their website, ecotrekperu.com and had an amazing time! We were lucky enough to be the only 2 tourists on our trip, and with David (our guide), Fiona (company owner), a chef and […]

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We Survived!

We made it. The entire Inca trial, all 50,000 (or something) steps! Photos are taking a little while to sort out, but should be online at the next decent Internet connection. Off to Puno tomorrow…

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Cusco

To get to this Internet Cafe i had to run the gauntlet of little children hurling water balloons (apparently quite common here, especially at Carnival). I lost. So ive spent the last hour or so drying out, and waiting for our photos to upload. We have spent almost a week here in Cusco and it […]

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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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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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