Tag Archives: Inca Trail
Flash back 19 years(!) and I was trekking to Machu Picchu. What a wonderful reward the tortuous climb up to Dead Woman’s Pass in the Andes provided.
I cannot quite believe that it was nineteen years ago that I visited wonderful Peru. The highlight of course was the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu – here are a few pictorial highlights.
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 In Peru
This is the final part of my series highlighting the music that has accompanied me on my travels and that evokes extra special memories each time that I listen to it since. In the last 20 years I have been to many magical places, starting with Lebanon in May 2000 and culminating with Azerbaijan in […]
I am completing my favourite travel photos with my famous five, the quintet that I (currently) love the most. Hotel Baron, Aleppo, Syria This photo signifies so much. Hamish and I travelled to Syria overland from Istanbul by train, bus and taxi in May 2009. This was actually the third time of trying to get […]
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 […]
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 […]