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  • 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 very comfy VIP seat. The journey wasn't too bad and we arrived in Puno about 6am and although it was bright 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 my every move was so loud and I felt terrible for my fellow dorm-mates. Actually no one stirred so 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 to my delight, some of my favourite cafes/restaurants were still in business. The quaint feeling was just the same as last time - 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 4.30am ready to be picked up between 5 and 5.30am. Ahead of me was a 12 hour bus ride to Cusco. I was lucky enough to get a VIP seat which Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 16, 2018
  • Did The Earth Move?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 4.15, 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 joined mules bringing down Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 14, 2018
  • In Search Of The Mighty 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
  • Baby BoobiesAnother day, another adventure! A relatively early start so that I could join a trip to the Ballestas Islands otherwise known as the poor mans Galapogos. En route we stopped to view “the candelabra” - a prehistoric geoglyph Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 6, 2018
  • Queen Of The DesertA free day today, so what was a girl supposed to do when there were no shops? Ah, I know, escape into the desert (aka Paracas National Park). But how should I do this? I’d heard that Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 6, 2018
  • Crackers In ParacasWhat a day! Sorry, lots to read so you’re forgiven if you only look at the pictures! With no time to check out Lima, I caught the bus destined for Paracas which was about an 8 hour trip, however Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Sep 4, 2018
  • Explore Peru Like Never Before With Vicuna AdventuresDo you want to take a quick break from the humdrum of your city-life and explore the nature, mountains, jungles, and spend some quality and peaceful time? This time, why don’t you take a quick trip to Peru and explore its Posted by vicunaadventure in Vicuna Adventures Peru | Aug 29, 2018
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