Cusco

The next morning we spent some time seeing the sites in cusco: Sacsayhuamán (the remains of a massive Inca fortress); Q’enqo (an inca temple); and the moon temple (there are a few of these in the vicinity of the fortress).  The moon temple is a sacred place dating back to inca time and assigned to…

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The Salcantay Trek

The salcantay trek in my tour was a 4 day hike interspersed with the odd stop for extra activities/ cultural visits. It goes slightly higher than the classic inca trail, with arguably better views but fewer inca heritage sites. The first day was an early start at 3am, jumping in a bus to take us…

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Pisco (the place), Nazca, Arequipa

5 September – ballestas islands and the desert A relatively early start after a good night sleep and hot shower involved heading to the port in Paracas to do a boat tour of the ballestas islands and it’s avian inhabitants (pelicans, booby birds, vultures and penguins) during reproductive season which is now, as well as the…

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Lima and the tour begins

Getting there… I woke up the day of my departure and rushed to get ready to leave, throwing the last of what was already a substantial suitcase (yes not backpack…) full of gear. Good chance of there being grounds for a lot of “I told you so”s so let’s see how that pans out. I…

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Mission statement!

Buenos Días – So here we go, my own blog! Just a short one to kick off but sure will still manage to be inevitably cringeworthy as these things usually are! I have been thinking about what I want to get from this and decided it’s a good idea to write it all down. Two…

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