Category Peru

A-Z April Challenge – Uros Floating Islands, Peru

Back in 2001 Hamish and I were in Peru and as part of our tour of the country we visited Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. I do not remember too much about Puno apart from it being blessed cold in September, the starting point for the […]

A-Z April Challenge – Inca Trail

Not somebody that you would put in the ‘athletic’ category, the three day hike along the trail at altitude to Machu Picchu was one of the most physically demanding things that I have done. I so nearly didn’t get the opportunity………. It was 2001 and we had embarked on a three week tour of Peru […]

A-Z April Challenge – Condors of Colca Canyon

Colca is situated high up in the Andes of Northern Peru. We had booked an excursion from wonderful Arequipa, staying the night in the Andean village of Chivay. The village stay was notable for two reasons. Firstly the meal of guinea pig & pisco sours accompanied by a Peruvian panpipes band. Secondly because the hotel […]

Wordless Wednesday – A Trio Of Pals, Puno To Cuzco Line, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Machu Picchu

A-Z April Challenge – Uros Floating Islands

Back in 2001 Hamish and I were in Peru and as part of our tour of the country we visited Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable natural lake in the world. I do not remember too much about Puno apart from it being blessed cold in September, the starting point for […]

A-Z April Challenge – Lima

In 2001 I had a magic time in Peru and Bolivia with my travel buddy Hamish. There were loads of highlights topped by the three day hike to Machu Picchu. Our last night was in Lima, a city that we had already explored at the beginning of our three week trip. We just wanted to […]

Sunday Photo – 21

Following on from Friday’s photo, one of the beauties of doing the hike to Machu Picchu is that you arrive very early in the morning and have the sacred site pretty much to yourselves before the train arrives and those staying in the hotel nearby venture out after a full English. This photo shows much […]

Friday Photo – 20

In 2001 I did the three day hike to Machu Picchu. This photo is me after the hardest part of the walk, the ascent to what is known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,215 metres above sea-level. I don’t mind admitting that I was absolutely bushed when […]