Size Matters in South America April 14th 2011 And so does shape. To tell a llama from an alpaca you have a look at its ears and its bum. Banana shaped ears curving inwards and you have a llama. A low set tail that demurely covers the nethers and you have an alpaca. Llamas are also normally larger. for us, size is an issue mainly in relation to distance or, more specifically, distance between places you want to visit. After months in Europe, t ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores 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
We try to post about once a week talking about where we have been, impressions we have gained and some photos. Our aim is to keep a record of our travels that will sustain us as the memories fade. We also want to keep those at home, and anyone else around, as informed as they wish to be.
We have been on the move now since late 2008 and plan to continue for a while yet. A pair of old-ish Australians who plan to see the places we have missed in the past before the backs, hips and knees make it all too hard. We intend to be on the road, sea or in the air for as long as it takes. We have to ... full info