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South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 29th 2008

Day 291 - Thursday 17 July We arrived into Cusco the old Inca capital at about half five in the morning, and after quickly finding some accommodation it was back to bed for a few more hours sleep. Around lunchtime we were up and about again and headed off to another English pub. I think i'm starting to miss English food again after all this time away. They also had English magazines and after such a long time it was good to flick through one. With dinner over we headed over to a few travel agents. We wanted to walk the origional Inca trail through the sacred valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately authorities limit the numbers and it sells out six months in advance. As we couldn't commit to a date back then ... read more
Inglesa Campania de Jesus
Thats a big wall
Tambo Machay

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 29th 2008

Hola Amigos!! Well .. again I can´t spend too much on this thing cos I have to run in a mo. But to fill you in. I have been deadly sick with Altitude Sickness for around 4 days. This involves constant headaches, vomiting and breathlessness. So I have been on medication and oxygen which has absolutely devestated me. I am only just coming to terms with the fact that I have been unable to do the Inca Trail. Which coincidentally was the purpose of my trip. Nick has been able to do it, and as I type this is on the 3rd day of the trek. I will be joining him at Machu Pichu tomorrow morning - hopefully enjoying the spectacular sunrise over it together. I am still so upset by this and really has killed ... read more
Pisco
Dune Buggy
Sand dunes

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 29th 2008

.....so hopefully we can attached a few photos.... read more
24 hrs in.
24 hrs in II
Lima airport was hard work II

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 29th 2008

So we´re back in peru after a very interesting journey from La Paz, stayed in the Loki hostal which is infamous among travellers, real duvets and hot showers!!! Was immense, bt its a party hostel, and the 7am bus to Peru was a chalenge to say the least... 14 hours... 3 stops (serious leg crossage was needed) and alot of confusion at the border all with a bitch of a hangover meant that we arrived in Cusco disgruntled and ready to collapse. Cusco, however, is amazing!!! Its arguably the most gringoey city in South America, but deservedly so! The architecture is incredible, everywhere you look theres somehting amazing, add to that the neverending supply of english pubs, people and products and its like, indescribable! I can imagine that if you hadnt been travelling for too long ... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 28th 2008

Howdy, Let op, dit keer houden we het echt kort (tuf door de vingers). Na terugkomst uit de jungle in Bolivia, hebben we weer hetzelfde propellorvliegtuigje naar La Paz genomen, waar we vanuit een taxi weer in een bus gesprongen zijn. Zo begon ons tripje naar Lago Titicaca, een heel mooi hoog meer tussen Bolivia en Ecuador. In Copacabana en Puno hebben we tussenstops gemaakt, waar we vooral op het terras gehangen hebben. In Puno hebben we nog een boottocht gemaakt naar een volkje dat op drijvende rieteilanden woont. Erg mooi en grappig, helaas wel supertoeristisch. Een hoogtepunt was wel een bruiloft op een van deze eilandjes! Een lekker live jengelmuziekje van de lokale meisjes en een heeele hoop ladderzatte mensen, onvervalst tanken is sowieso iets wat Andinos graag doen.. De volgende dag gauw door naar ... read more
Islas flotandes
Kathedraal Cusco
Inca Kola roelzzz

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South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 28th 2008

Hi there everyone! You can stop the charity drive to send us over clothing parcels as we have our bags! Only two days after we arrived! We have had an exciting day spending time actually choosing an outfit and not having to use the hotel toiletries (well more important for me than Dave as you can imagine!) Dave only had to go commando for 3 hours so mom no chaffing!!! We have just sampled our first bottle of local wine which was very nice and just off for a siesta before heading off to sample the local Alpaca and Guinea Pig possibly!! Martin - you will be pleased to know that we surpassed our cultural high point and spent most of last night in the highest Irish Owned bar in the world!! Well it was happy ... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 27th 2008

Yes we´ve made it in one piece!! Unfortunately with no bags thanks to AA Airlines. :-( Everything else has gone to plan and Cusco is truely amazing. Not much else to say other than we´re wearing the same clothes we had on yesterday, and the day before!! Lau´s washed her undies.....I´m going for the reversal method to start with at least. ;-) Today´s a national holiday so it doesn´t look like we´ll get them back until tomorrow.....fingers crossed. Anyway, wish us luck.... read more

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 25th 2008

Inca sites in abundance The parts of Peru and Bolivia we visited on our trip are very much dominated by the Andes. We became aware of that when we arrived in Cusco. We became aware of that the hard way. Emma suffered from mild altitude sickness the day we arrived in Cusco and Ake suffered bad from the thin air. Cusco sits at an altitude of 3326 meters and there is a significantly lower air pressure there compared to sea level. Just walking around made you loose your breath completely. We stayed in Cusco three days before heading off to walk the Inca trail. Ake had some worries about the hike. If simple walking at altitude 3326 meters is that hard, what is it then like to hike with a heavy backpack at altitude of 4000 ... read more
Parade in Cusco
Parade in Cusco
Inca masonry

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 21st 2008

I arrived in Cusco last Wednesday, and I immediately went and tries to sort out a 4 day trek to Choquequirao, which are the other set of Inca ruins that they are still discovering. Everything looked to be on track, we had managed to cobble together 4 people for the trek - Great. Then the following evening - just 10 hrs before leaving I was told that one of the group had altitude sickness, and so all 3 of them were pulling out of the trek! - No trek!!! Having already booked my onward flight to Argentina I was not happy, as I would quite happily have stayed an extra couple of days to do this trek. Instead I have been staying around Cusco. At the weekend I went and did some white water rafting ( ... read more
View of Cusco from the mountains
Just a nice View
Some ancient ruins outside Cusco

South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco July 19th 2008

We have now been in Cusco since Wednesday afternoon. What a change in temperature! We went from soo hot and humid to very very very cold. We immediately bought mittens and hats and plan to buy more! haha.... Cusco though is a very beautiful mountain city. We are staying at a hostel which has amazing views of the city and surrounding mountains - very nice scenery for a morning cup of Coca Tea. The city is full of tourists but the locals are very helpful. We have met many travellers from various parts of the world and shared experiences and stories about traveling to the next destination. So far our days have been full of trying to organize our itinerary from here. Transportation is difficult to coordinate in Peru and it is proving challenging to chart ... read more




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