This photo was taken after possibly the scariest 10 hours of my life...no kidding. We took a different bus from our friends. but ended up around the same time--like 7 am. My friends had a similar story. I could liken this 12 hour bus trip to a roller coaster on the side of a windy mountain with the name of "Chicken." A one-lane road that could barely fit one vehicle--let alone a huge bus, trying to pass other buses. Yikes! And the toilet didn't flush. And we were the only gringos on the bus, and they were playing a video about Gringos trying to steal Peruvian riches...I was happy to arrive in Cusco!!!
Vacaciones en Perú! June 19th 2012 OK-OK! Finally done! You would be surprised how long this blog stuff takes! 😊 After returning from Peru on June 14th, I have finished uploading the photos! Be warned--there are a ton!
I am going to let the pictures tell the story this time! We went from Antofagasta on a night bus to Arica, Chile (about 10 hours). We then took a taxi across the border into Tacna, Peru--that took about 3 hou ... 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