From Incas to Uros and the Quechua December 22nd 2014 Yesterday, Sunday 21st December, we took a tour to visit a couple of islands on Lake Titicaca. It was a beautiful sunny day with not a drop of rain, despite being the rainy season now, and the lake was almost as blue as the Mediterranean. An American girl on our tour said that it looked so like the Med, she wanted to jump in, but of course, it is severely freezing cold, so didn´t! Very wise!
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South America » Peru » Puno » Lake Titicaca 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 are off travelling again! We are not backpacking this time, like we did last year in Borneo. Instead, we are venturing forth on a Grand Road Trip across Canada! We are flying to Lisbon on 4th May and after spending a few nights there we fly on to Toronto on 6th May. A rental car from Toronto will (hopefully) transport us across this vast country to Vancouver from where we fly home to Spain via Frankfurt on 29th June; eight weeks travelling across five Canadian territories, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, a journey of about 5,700 kilometres. We plan to make a ... full info