Lake Titicaca: The bus to Puno, Peru, then across the border to Cococabana, Bolivia July 31st 2012 Puno, the Peruvian town on the edge of Lake Titicaca, was an eleven hour bus journey. But this was no chicken bus, filled with livestock, produce and locals; this was the Inca Express - a luxury coach equipped with air conditioning, TVs, a toilet and best of all, an attentive guide. As soon as we set off on our early morning departure from Cusco, the man told us we would be making five scheduled s ... read more
South America » Peru » Puno » Lake Titicaca » Uros Island Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info