After 4 days and 3 nights, we were finally here....Machu Picchu! December 20th 2011 HOLA….HOLA…WHOOO!!!!! This is what we awoke to at 3.30am whilst the tent was battered with rain. It was the day we had been looking forward to for so long, and yet, we were more than reluctant to get up in the freezing pouring rain, in the pitch black.
Finally, we were up, had some breakfast and were queuing outside the checkpoint for the start of the final 6km to the Sungate and eventually i ... 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
Welcome to our blog. Having completed a 9 month trip to the US, Australia and SE Asia in 2005, we were truly bitten by the travel bug.
So, around 5 years later when the time seemed right and we finally had enough funds in the bank, we were off again, this time on a years journey to Central America, South America, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.
Heading back to the UK after this amazing trip and saving once more for just under a year, we were off again in search another journey, this time taking us to Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.
Unfortunately, our blog only covers our second and t... full info