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  • Day 22 Lima Firstly, a brief recap. The capital of Peru, Lima, had some surprises for us. Yesterday, it was the fourth time we had been to the Lima airport but the first time that we had gone into the city of Lima. Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Oct 4, 2018
  • Day 18 - 21 AmazoniaHaving had an early start (4am) to get ready to leave Cuzco we flew to Iquitos via Lima, our 3rd visit to the latter airport, leaving behind the colourful dress of the Peruvian natives. Iquitos is the capital city that Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Oct 1, 2018
  • Day 17 CuzcoAfter a terrible night’s sleep, we were up to have a beautiful breakfast at Hotel Monasterio. We have been told that our room has 100% oxygen being supplied to the room to help with the altitude. I woke so dry Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 27, 2018
  • Day 16 CuzcoOur stay the Sumaq Hotel in Machu Picchu was wonderful. We have been trying to taste test the Peruvian food. Last night was a challenge indeed. Entrée was corn pie – ‘a delicate oxtail and Andean cheese stuffed pastry accompanied Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 26, 2018
  • Day 15 Machu PicchuThe past few days have been very busy, so I feel a need to reflect on our experiences in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Our accommodation at Explora was perfect, with a view to the Andes. This morning, as we Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 25, 2018
  • Day 14 Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado) Today’s activities took us in a different direction. Our buses took us up a very winding road across the front face of the huge mountain that runs behind the south side of the valley. I had no idea that Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 24, 2018
  • Day 13 Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado)This morning, our buses headed towards Ollantaytambo archaeological site. It’s an ancient Inca site, set into the side of a mountain. We had to make our way to the Sun Temple, a climb through terraces that challenged some of us Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 24, 2018
  • Day 12 Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley)By the time I reconnected to emails etc, it was midnight. It was good to catch up with home after being disconnected for 5 days. Our day started early at 5.30 as we had a domestic flight to Cuzco at Posted by gpric6 in From Deepest, Darkest Peru to Patagonia | Sep 24, 2018
  • Tequila Sunrise?Oh what a good sleep! Whilst basic, the bed was comfy and I wasn’t at all cold, despite being told to prepare for -10 degrees. The best bit was having to pop to the outside toilet at 4 Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 23, 2018
  • Culture ClubThe reason for coming to Puno was to use it as the gateway to Lake Titicaca and its islands, and so that was my agenda for the next couple of days. Overnight bag packed, I was collected from the Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 21, 2018
  • Poo No! (Puno!)So, the overnight bus left at 10pm from Cusco and again I was lucky enough to get a comfy VIP seat. The journey sent too bad and we arrived in Puno about 6am and although it was bright and Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 21, 2018
  • Salt of the earthWell, how can I beat yesterday - perhaps best not to even try, so instead I did something very different - a trip to The Sacred Valley. I had already visited the area during my previous visit but I Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 19, 2018
  • Looking for the pot of goldToday’s early start came round very quickly and although I had got everything prepared the night before, it seemed that every move was so loud and I felt terrible for my fellow dorm-mates. Actually no one stirred so perhaps Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 19, 2018
  • Deja VuBack on familiar territory and I was surprised that Cusco hadn’t changed that much, in fact some of my favourite cafes/restaurants were still in business. The quaint feeling was just the same as last time - terracotta red tiled Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 19, 2018
  • Two weeks ride in Peru and BoliviaDay 1: Arrival in Lima Day 2: Lima - Cusco Day 3-6: Ausangate Trek Day 7: Macchu Picchu Day 8: Rainbow Mountain Day 9: Cusco-La Paz Day 10-12: Uyuni desert tour Day 13: La Paz- Copacabana-Puno Day 14: Puno - Lima Day 15: Paracas, Islas Blancas, H Posted by mprato1410 in The Casual Adventurer | Sep 17, 2018
  • Off to Costco .... well CuscoI hate early mornings! Up at 4.30 ready to be picked up between 5 and 5.30am. Ahead of me was a 12 hour bus ride to Cusco. I wa lucky enough to get a VIP seat which Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 16, 2018
  • The earth moved for me!Well, a visit to the bathroom in the early hours of the morning gave me a huge shock .... there was a massive rumbling noise, the room was shaking, dogs were barking and the sound of sirens everywhere. It Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 16, 2018
  • Play Misti for meAargh, the alarm went off at 04.15, it was pitch black and we had just 30 minutes to get ourselves ready to set off. We started to gather and already there were small groups underway and again I was Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • Snakebite (don’t panic!)Day 2 of our Colca Canyon trek started with delicious pancakes which really set us up for our morning trek. Leaving the tiny village, we passed the school where there are just 5 pupils and mules bringing down supplies, Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • In search of the condorGetting up at 2.30am was a bit of a shock to the system to say the least! My pick up was at 3am after which we drove probably 4 hours to the town of Chivay where we had breakfast. Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • Where do you keep her? In Arequipa!After a fairly comfortable 10 hour bus journey, I arrived in Arequipa whilst it was still dark although it wasn’t that long until the sun rose and it became incredibly hot very quickly. The city itself is huge, but Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • Nasca or Nazca .... who knows!Indeed who knows why or exactly when these 2000 year old geoglyphs were etched into the desert plateau ..... otherwise known as the Nasca Lines. These enigmatic figures have puzzled experts for decades and I don’t believe they’re any Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • Midnight at the oasisBut no camels here! My second and final day in Huacachina which felt about right. After all, it was just a giant sand pit for adults without the buckets and spades. Having discovered Pisco sours during my Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • Wakka Tina (Huacachina!)My short time in Paracas had quickly come to a close and it was sadly time to move on. Next stop the desert oasis of Huacachina (pronounced wakkacheena), a small village, population 100, which was built around a central Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 7, 2018
  • Lazy dayTime out today for a bit of R&R but not before one final foray into the desert. The Paracas National Park is where desert meets ocean, covering 355,000 hectares, home to thousands of birds and an important location for the preservation Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 7, 2018
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