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Sunsets

Sunsets

Looks like 90 % of the days around here end up with pretty nice sunsets above the Pacific. The beach is OK-ish, not one of those Caribbean white sands one. There is salty water (sorta muddy), waves, sand and clay  mixture beach with some garbage washed up. It’s...
Blaze

Blaze

While we are idling in Swisswassi waiting for the road conditions to improve in Peru cannot let those cameras getting rusty. Blaze and the sunset are always a good theme.   The post Blaze appeared first on BARNA...
Dead fish

Dead fish

We woke up to strong fish smell. It came from a pack of dead fishes on the shore, just 50 m from us. The birds were having a feast on the water and on the shore as well. Could have been natural, could have been the 4.5 Earth quake from the previous day, could be the...
Idle

Idle

While we planned to stay few days anyways at Swisswassi campground, we can change the reason of stay to ‘stranded’. So the Peru floods took out several roads and bridges lately and therefore there is no way of continuous travel through the country at the...
Tumbes

Tumbes

Tumbes is not quite in forefront of Peruvian travel books. Beside being the first large(ish) town after border-crossing from Ecuador not much to write home about. Hot, humid and you get a first taste of Peruvian chaotic traffic. Not much to photograph? Check out these...
Crossing to Peru

Crossing to Peru

Huaquillas was considered the worst border crossing in South America by Lonely Planet travel guide 2013 edition. Shady and all of that. Beside being lengthy and lacking logic it wasn’t shady at all. This follows the Ecuador to Peru crossing sequence: first stop...
5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

If you only visit one museum in Lima, make it the Larco Museum. It is one of the most impressive museums we have visited anywhere in South America. Did you know that Peru is recognised as one of the ‘cradles of civilisation’, alongside Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China...
Pisco to Lima via the Central Highlands Scenic Route

Pisco to Lima via the Central Highlands Scenic Route

The mountains east of Pisco are some of the most scenic in Peru – we are glad we detoured… It’s just 225Km from Pisco to Lima along the coast of Peru – most of it Autopista. But if you have the time, and want to experience the Andes in all their majestic...
Angel Mounds and the loss of a culture

Angel Mounds and the loss of a culture

   Just before leaving Evansville, Indiana for Asheville, North Carolina I went to a historic site called Angel Mounds state park  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Mounds. I wanted to see some of the large mounds and hills that the Mississippian...
9 Reasons to Visit Ayacucho in Peru – Now

9 Reasons to Visit Ayacucho in Peru – Now

Ayacucho (formerly called Huamanga) doesn’t have the beauty of the sillar stone in Arequipa ; it doesn’t have the hordes of tourists who make pilgrimage to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley ; and it doesn’t have the pull of Peru’s capital, Lima. But Ayacucho,...
Is Arequipa the Most Beautiful City in Peru?

Is Arequipa the Most Beautiful City in Peru?

Our three visits to Arequipa are almost not enough. This city prompts the use of descriptions such as ‘Peru’s pride and beauty’, ‘picturesque’, ‘graceful and harmonious’, ‘prettiest’ and of course ‘beautiful’. The main reason for the city’s appeal is that its...
No entiendo nada

No entiendo nada

Wir waren zu schnell, hat er gesagt. Wir sind über die Linie gefahren, hat er dann gesagt. Und Schlangenlinien sind wir gefahren, hat er auch gesagt. Und eine 200$-Strafe hätte er jetzt verhängt, hat er gesagt. Nur, wir haben nichts verstanden. Der Google Übersetzer...
Out of the Ordinary: Travelling with Family in Peru

Out of the Ordinary: Travelling with Family in Peru

It’s exciting when close friends or family members want to come and visit us on our overland journey. They want a taste of our life – to share our day to day experiences. It’s not always easy to work out how best to do this in a limited time, but we have managed it...
Unexpected Delight for Bird Watchers: the Ite Wetlands

Unexpected Delight for Bird Watchers: the Ite Wetlands

Seemingly endless sections of the coastal highway in Peru can be rather dull and boring. It’s an extremely arid landscape. Everything is bone-dry and dusty – nothing but endless sand and rocks. And then, driving around a bend, you suddenly sit up in surprise!...
The Sacred Valley in Peru Now and Then (2008)

The Sacred Valley in Peru Now and Then (2008)

This was one of the occasions during our current trip, when we went back to what should have been ‘familiar territory’: the region around Cusco in Peru, better known as the Sacred Valley. We spent longer there than expected in 2008 , mostly because both of...
Ontzettend Groen (1701)

Ontzettend Groen (1701)

Terug naar Zuid Amerika ​Met een vertraging van 3.5 uur door een technisch probleem op Schiphol komen we in Lima aan. Afgezien van de confiscatie van drie appels en een mandarijn komen we ook goed het land in en snel bij het hostel. De vertraging is uiteindelijk...
9 Impressions from the Road in the Last Year

9 Impressions from the Road in the Last Year

It’s often the little things which make or break an overland trip. When we write regular blog posts we tend to report about major destinations and sights. Thus little things sometimes aren’t reported because they don’t relate to any topic we write...
Not-so-silent night

Not-so-silent night

It’s not every Christmas that we open our presents to the booming sound of Chile’s answer to Snoop-Doggy-Dog (or whatever the latest hip-hop chap is called these days) and to be honest, it wouldn’t be our first choice for 2016 either! Nevertheless, that’s what we get...