Tag Archives: Machu Picchu

Music On My Travels – Years 2000 to 2019

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 […]

Sunday Photo – Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru

I took this shot in 2001 at Machu Picchu. There was clearly a pecking order type thing going on here and looking at it now they appear to be social distancing before such a thing was ever thought of by us humans! Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru Talking of Peru, I will be hosting a free […]

Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu, Peru

Sunday Photo – Llamas, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

Wordless Wednesday, Machu Picchu, Peru

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Machu Picchu

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 […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

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 […]

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]