Posts under ‘Peru’

Lima Lights, Camera, Action

After our time in Ecuador we had decided to visit Iguazu falls. Getting there, however was a bit of a marathon. First of all our flight from Guayaquil to Lima was early in the morning, leaving us all day in Lima before our night flight to Argentina. We arrived in Lima to a bit of [...]

Landing in Lima

We had an afternoon and an evening in Lima as the next morning we were heading straight off to Ecuador, Guayaquil to be exact, its second largest city. We’d arranged an airport pick up and this time we were staying in the Miraflores area of Lima, the more touristy area. We arrived and dashed to [...]

Rushing, Raining and Regretting

We set our alarms disgustingly early for the following morning. Colin was aiming to catch the first shuttle bus up to the site at 5am to climb Wayna Picchu the mountain behind Machu Picchu towering over the city. We woke up with a start however at just after 6am discovering that for some reason the [...]

Marvelous Machu Picchu

Disembarking the train we quickly discovered that not only did we have to buy our bus tickets in Aguas Calientes for the trips up to Machu Picchu, we also had to buy our entrance tickets before we got there. Good job another friendly tourist clued us up, otherwise we’d have had a wasted journey to [...]

Peruvian Paths

As we’d splashed out on the train ride to Puno, we went for the more budget option on the way back. The bus journey was so long as it made several stops to places of interest on the way back including La Rapa again. Plus Andahuaylillas, the “Sistine Chapel of America” named because of the [...]

Lake Legends

After a good second night’s kip, we set off on our second morning early once again. We had booked a tour of the Lake, including visits to the Uros and Taquile Islands. The Islas Flotantes (floating islands) inhabited by the Uros people were the relatively well known manmade floating communities found about 2 kms out [...]

Titicaca Train

From Cuzco we wanted to visit Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu. Looking at what trains we could book on the Perurail website made the decision for us. We were going to Lake Titicaca first. A town called Puno on the lake was our destination, and from there we could organise trips onto and around the [...]

Cuzco Coca!!

From Cordoba we decided to head to Cuzco, a former major city of the Incas in Peru. It also represents the staging post for trips to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Getting there however, was a bit of challenge. First we had to catch a plane from Cordoba to Buenos Aires, change airports in Buenos [...]