Monthly Archives: Feb 2015

The one horse town of Chiclayo.

My penultimate stop before crossing the border into Ecuador. Chiclayo! One of the drabbest towns that I have so far visited in all of Peru! It’s a place of dodgy street corners and seedy hotels; mine doubled up as a … Continue reading

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Once great empires, now turned to sand and mud.

Comfortable and safe; Cruz del Sur (CdS) are the epitome of bus travel here in South America. They may not be the cheapest but they certainly are the best. Sadly my overnight departure from Huaraz to Trujillo (allegedly a journey … Continue reading

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Lago 69.

“The restless Andean adventure capital of Huaraz came into its own based on a blessed location amidst some of the prettiest mountains in the world. Though nearly wiped out by the earthquake of 1970, Huaraz rebounded to become Peru’s high-adrenaline … Continue reading

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Lima and CIP.

With a population of over seven and a half million, Lima is home to one-third of Peru’s population; a huge city by any standard. For most people a visit to this fast-moving metropolis is all about ‘culture and cuisine’. However, … Continue reading

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Mysterious lines and 1000-year old mummies.

Nazca Lines. Bone dry and baking hot, Nazca was a desert-scorched dead town until a flyby by American scientist, Paul Kosok, revealed one of Peru’s most enigmatic and mysterious achievements. A 20-minute flight in a 5-seater CESSNA set me back … Continue reading

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Cañón del Colca.

Colca Canyon is located in southern Peru, about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa. It is one of the world’s deepest canyons (circa 3191m) and a truly spectacular place to visit. My journey from Arequipa began at 1am, ahead of me … Continue reading

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Valle Sagrado.

‘Once you’ve seen one Inca ruin you’ve seen them all’, is simply not true. They are all unique, incredible feats of engineering, and each one has something different to offer the inquisitive visitor. The Sacred Valley of the Río Urubamba … Continue reading

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