Squeezing the Last Bits of Fun out of this Vacation March 19th 2013 The end is coming. I can smell it. I can feel the hustle and bustle of the Lima airport stalking me from 160 miles away. I walk quickly, looking over my shoulder to make sure it can't touch me, and realize the only sure way to beat it back is by going out and having copious amounts of fun to spite it. So, that becomes the plan for Ica.
My Cruz del Sur bus took longer than I thought. I have ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Ica 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
Well, through good timing and lots of luck, I am about to hit the skies again. It has been far too long since my last journey. As much as I love going to visit my family each year, the act of heading to the airport and climbing on a plane to the homeland lacks the edge, excitement and the element of the unknown that a trip abroad brings. This is another true Brendan trip that will wind from Perth on the Western Coast, where I get to meet a Travelblog friend, all the way across the continent to Sydney via the Indian Pacific Railway. From there it is a short hop up to the Outback and Uluru, and... full info