Tag Archives: Peru

Bienvenido Bolivia – Living La Vida Loca in La Paz

We caught a bus out of Peru, from Puno and headed to the border crossing at a town called Desaguardero. We also got out in the super VIP, downstairs, section of the bus with the most enormous comfy seats! Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Cuzco

Cuzco was actually split over two free days, either side of the sacred valley tour and the trek, but both are described in this single entry so it’s all together. Ever since we arrived in Arequipa Peru has grown on … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

After finishing the Quarry Trail we hopped on the train to Machu Picchu town with the members who had also stayed in Cuzco. The train journey was great, the trains have panoramic roofs so you get amazing views of the … Continue reading

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The Quarry Trail and how two spoons lead to finding love in the Andes

As part of our tour we visit Machu Picchu and usually the group hikes the Inca Trail to get there. The numbers are strictly controlled on the Inca Trail and everyone has to apply for permits months in advance, I … Continue reading

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Kissing llamas in Colca…

We all jumped in a mini bus and headed to Colca Canyon. The drive was amazing. The first jaw dropping scenery in Peru and the kind of landscape I had pictured. In places it was almost like the highlands of … Continue reading

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Arequipa, doppelgänger of Cuenca and where the earth moves…

Our time in Arequipa started with a walking tour of the town, we went round another amazing market. The fruit selection is insane. I love all the different fruits. Apparently they have thousands of varieties of potatoes in Peru, it … Continue reading

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Lima & Ballestas Island

The overnight bus ride was better than expected. Although it was slightly odd at first as when you recline your chair back you feel like you’re almost in the lap of the person sat behind you. The only annoyance was … Continue reading

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