Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail May 29th 2007 Wow! What an incredible last 4 days!
It´s going to be hard to do the trek justice with words so I´ve uploaded loads of photos. The trek started with an early 5am start. I found myself sitting on the coach taking us to the trail next to Adam, a 33-year-old guy from Tuscon, Arizona (I´ve been there which helped break the ice!) who it transpired was to be my tent mate for the next 3 nights. An ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu 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
I'm from Scotland, currently living in the lovely city of Edinburgh.
My blogging started in South America (5 months) with a bit of Alaska (1 month), then a 2.5 month cycle trip around the North Sea and up to Narvik in Norway.
Since then, Kilimanjaro, Everest 3 passes, and a few other smaller trips in Scotland. Most recently i've returned to Peru for one more hike (the one that almost killed me).... full info