Tag: Ruins

Tiwanaku

All that remains of a culture that predates the Inca by a thousand years. Tiwanaku is the ruins of a great city, just 70 kilometres or so from La Paz, near the eastern banks of Lake Titicaca. It’s a good day trip to get out of town, so once again we found ourselves on a…

A Trip to Sillustani

Enormous stone towers signify the dead. 30km Northwest from Puno are the ruins of Sillustani. There, you will find huge stone funery towers, in a dramatic setting on a hill overlooking Laguna Umayo. The general consensus on the internet is it isn’t worth the effort to try and make your own way there. This would…

The Inca Trail Day 3

Day 3: the lazy day. Different tour companies schedule differently and stay in different camp sites, but for us day 3 was the easy day. Only a half day hike, and almost all downhill. Over this side of the mountain, the landscape drastically changed. We were now in humid cloud forest, more or less tropical…

Cusco 3: totally ruined

Lots of ruins. Our new hotel is 3km from the centre. We made our way by local bus to a cafe full of Peruvians for breakfast. Renée found this blog, the anti lonely planet guide to Cusco, and we have been using Amanda’s advice for our activities. Basically, she rebukes Lonely Planet’s advice that the…

Purochuco

Purochuco is the site of pre-Incan ruins in La Molina, in the eastern suburbs of Lima. The site is a combination of museum and active archeological investigation. The place is small, but interesting. We visited purochuco on 11/2/2016, and the place was really quiet. It will cost 5 soles to enter, or 20 if you…