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Tuesday Train Journey – Puno to Cusco in Peru

The Puno to Cusco Express One of my favourite train journeys ever is the one I undertook in September 2001 from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno to Cusco, gateway to the Inca kingdom in Peru. I am actually amazed that this journey never seems to make the lists of the finest train trips […]

Cusco, Peru

Sunday Photo – Cusco in Peru

Cusco is the gateway to the Inca civilisation and the starting point for most who venture on the trek to Machu Picchu. You can acclimatise to the altitude there before your exertions as I did in 2001. It is a lovely city in its own right with plenty to keep your occupied for a few […]

Cusco, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – C For Cusco In Peru

Cusco In Peru

Friday Photo – Puno to Cusco Train, Peru

18 years ago I visited Peru in one of the most memorable trips of my life. Visiting World Travel Market in London this week gave me a timely reminder of my fabulous 3-week journey. Highlights included Arequipa, Cusco, Nazca and of course the trek to Machu Picchu. The train trip from the shores of Lake […]

Cusco, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Cusco, Peru

Great Train Journey

In all the lists of the best train journeys, there is one that always amazes me by its absence. In 1999 I took the Puno to Cusco Express as an hors-d’oeuvre to the Machu Picchu Trail. The ten-hour journey from the shores of Lake Titticaca to the Inca capital passed through some stunning scenery, but never seems […]