Fettuccini for breakfast AKA flying solo

It was an opportunity too good to pass up. An…

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Gold Museum

The Gold museum isn’t just a room with gold bullions…

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A short detour to Bogotá

Our “plan” for this whole trip was to visit Peru,…

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Valle de la Luna

Just south of La Paz is Valle de la Luna,…

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La Paz grows on you

Okay, so we’re kinda cheating by writing only one post…

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Stuck in Rurrenabaque

The remote town of Rurrenabaque, gateway to the Bolivian jungle,…

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The Amazon in Madidi

A few hours upstream from Rurrenabaque, our jungle adventures began.…

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Coroico

While everyone else who biked the Death Road caught a…

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Death Road

Bolivia’s most infamous road, on a bicycle. The Yungas Road,…

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Walking around Uyuni

There’s nothing to do in Uyuni. Uyuni is a strange…

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Salar II: The Deep South

We awoke for an early breakfast before returning to the…

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Salar de Uyuni

A trip to the deep south of Bolivia and to…

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Bus to Oruro and Train to Uyuni

Most tourists come to Bolivia just to visit the famous…

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Tiwanaku

All that remains of a culture that predates the Inca…

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Walking Isla Del Sol

Mythical birthplace of the Inca Empire. As it turns out,…

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Copacabana for Easter

Copacabana, Bolivia, is a small seaside tourist town- except it’s…

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Dia Del Mar

Bolivians can hold a grudge. Bolivia is a landlocked country,…

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Into Bolivia

Fun times at the border. We made it back from…

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Floating Islands of Uros

Twenty minutes by boat from Puno is the community of…

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Too long in Puno

What are you doing in Puno? Just passing through… Puno…

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Amazing Amantani Island

We leave Chifrón for Amantani island! After stocking up on…

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The Capachica Peninsula

Capachica is a quiet, scenic peninsula to the Northeast of…

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A Trip to Sillustani

Enormous stone towers signify the dead. 30km Northwest from Puno…

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Ziplining in the Sacred Valley

What better way to experience the sacristy of the Sacred…

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The Inca Trail 4: Machu Picchu

The checkpoint into Machu Picchu opens at 5:30am. We were…

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Why do the Inca Trail?

If I had written about the Inca Trail on the…

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The Inca Trail Day 3

Day 3: the lazy day. Different tour companies schedule differently…

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The Inca Trail Day 2

We are woken at 6am by Juan with a cup…

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The Inca Trail Day 1

Inca Trail in the wet season: beautiful green scenery, fewer…

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The Sacred Valley on Motorbikes

Beautiful winding roads make the Sacred Valley of the Incas…

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Cusco 4: Tambomachay and Pisac

Venturing further from town, we find ourselves in Pisac. A…

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Cusco 3: totally ruined

Lots of ruins. Our new hotel is 3km from the…

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Cusco 2: not far from the plaza

We decided to switch hotels. The hostel we spent the…

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We arrive in Cusco

We arrived in the Inca capital with nowhere to stay.…

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Chavay to Cusco on the 4M Express

Getting out of Colca Canyon usually means a trip back…

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Colca Canyon without a Guide

North of Arequipa, Colca is twice as deep as the…

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Mountainbiking Picchu Picchu

The novelty of mountain biking down a volcano proves too…

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Tourists in Arequipa

A beautiful colonial city; our first day in Arequipa was…

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Pisco Tasting in Ica

The Ica region is famous for its Pisco. Tour companies…

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A desert oasis

Haucachina: a lagoon surrounded by hotels, backpackers, tour companies and…

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Las Islas Ballestas

After a failed start due to poor tides, our trip…

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Paracas National Reserve

The Paracas Peninsula is home to the Paracas National Reserve,…

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Three days in Paracas

We spent three days in a lovely costal town called…

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The Road to El Carmen

La Casa Hacienda San Jose is actually about 20 minutes…

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Every country has a dark past

The whole reason for our visit to Chincha was my…

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Chincha Markets

Our quest for breakast takes us to the markets! So,…

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First Night in Chincha Alta

Busy, hot and gritty, with mototaxis careening through narrow streets.…

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Museo del Convento de San Francisco de Asisi de Lima

Highlights include 12 metre deep pits of human bones! Museo…

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Purochuco

Purochuco is the site of pre-Incan ruins in La Molina,…

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Michael on Lima

A magical land where coffee and avocados grow in backyards…

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(2nd) First impressions of Lima

Proof! Yep, we made it to Lima. After a full…

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We’re ready!

It’s late January, Michael has cut ties with work and…

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