Monthly Archives: Jan 2015

Machu Picchu.

For most visitors to Peru, and even South America, a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu (MP) is the long-anticipated high point of any trip. In a spectacular location, it is the best known archaeological site on the … Continue reading

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Cusco – gateway to Machu Picchu.

“The high-flying city of Cuzco sits at a 3300m crossroads of centuries-old Andean tradition and of course modern Peruvian life. Claimed to be the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city, it was once the Inca empire’s foremost stronghold. It is now … Continue reading

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Puno sightseeing.

Two day tours and an unexpected street parade. The Yavari story: “The oldest boat on Lake Titicaca, the iron-hulled Yavari was built in England and shipped in 2766 pieces around Cape Horn to Arica, then transported to Tacna by train … Continue reading

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What’s the difference?

There are two delightful animals that you will come across, on a regular basis, in Peru. So what’s the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama? Please like & share:

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Quirky Puno.

My first introduction to Peru was the ‘quirky’ city of Puno, which is located on the north-western shore of Lake Titicaca. The bus journey and hassle free border crossing from Bolivia took around 4-hours. Puno is a nice half way … Continue reading

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Coast to coast – Isla del Sol.

Even with decades of tourism under its belt, Isla del Sol remains a remote place. Not much has changed on the island since the Inca walked the same stone pathways that tourists tread today. Because the island has no paved … Continue reading

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Isla del Sol.

Island of the sun: The tiny boat was supposed to depart Copacabana at 08:30 but due to the torrential rain and an attempted ‘over-loading’ issue it left much later. The captain, a boy of about 16, tried to pack more … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca.

There are certain names of places that have fired my imagination ever since I was a child – ‘Lake Titicaca’ is one such place. A visit to this high-altitude lake feels like a journey to the top of the world. … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad?

I was not looking forward to Christmas at all, this was my second Christmas abroad and my second without my dear mother. It was never going to be a bundle of laughs. However, having completed the job in Brazil I … Continue reading

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The curious incident of the generator in the supermarket.

Following my ‘stint’ in India, the same company asked me to carry out some ‘repatriation’ work in Brazil. My first flight took me from Santa Cruz in Bolivia to São Paulo in Brazil. Next day it was an internal flight … Continue reading

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