Journey To Machu Picchu December 12th 2015 Arguably the most famous of all the sights in the South America and often the biggest highlight of many a traveller's journey through the continent, Machu Picchu is one of the 'big ones'. The traditional way to get here is via the equally famous Inca Trail - a gruelling four day trek through the jungle and over the mountains. The idea of Machu Picchu being a lost city only recently rediscovered, o ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Ollantaytambo 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
Most of you will have been directed here by me - if so, thanks for coming. If not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unaba... full info