Tag Archives: Puno

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – U Is For Uros Islands Of Lake Titicaca In Peru

The floating islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru – the Uros Islands

Cusco, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – C For Cusco In Peru

Cusco In Peru

Darvaza Gas Crater, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan

My Top 20 Favourite Travel Photos – 16 to 20

What’s the point in taking photographs? They are souvenirs of course, memories of fabulous sights, magical holidays & iconic locations. They can evoke amazing feelings and transport us right back to a special moment in time. Nowadays, with the advent of smartphones and digital cameras we take thousands of pictures and videos every year, an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – A Trio Of Pals, Puno To Cuzco Line, 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 […]