How Stupid are we? March 31st 2008 Obviously 3 days is long enough to forget the pain of doing the Inca Trail, as on arrival in Arequipa we quickly booked ourselves onto another trek! Man, were we kicking ourselves (or would have been if we had the energy) - but it was absolutely beautiful and we guess no pain no gain!
We arrived in Arequipa on the overnight bus from Cusco and were lucky enough to be able to get straight into a ... read more
South America » Peru 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
Evan and I are off on our first round the world trip. This is something we have been planning for ages, but it still took a few twists and turns towards the end as we researched and came across other places to see and things to do. Like the inclusion of the trans-mongolian trip. Who would have thought?
We are starting in Africa on 1 July and plan to go from there to Eastern Europe and the UK to see family and then on to Central and South America.
Only 4 days till we take off.
PS. The strange name of our blog relates to our cat - Trax - whom we are leaaving with nanna for a year. Hopefu... full info