Tag Archives: Machu Picchu
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]