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Road days of our lives

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La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We often berate ourselves for forgetting to properly record one of the most significant parts of this trip – those days on the road that, periodically, take so much of our time and energy. We’re…

Inca-redible

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Cusco was starting its June festivities when we were there. La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We’re going to make this a mostly photo-dominated post. And not just because we are lazy and really far behind with the blog – good…

Colca Canyon: The Land of Condors

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Colca Canyon in Peru has become world-famous for two different reasons. It is the second deepest canyon in the world (after a nearby canyon Cotohuasi). Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where you can watch Andean Condor…

Over the top

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The view as you come over the top of the Punta Union Pass, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, is more than enough reward for the climb. Cusco, Peru [by Paula] There was a time in our lives when we thought we were…

Mancora, north Peru

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Pretty ineventfull day driving almost 500 km north. Recognizing many places from about 8 months ago and shopping at the same supermarket for some groceries. Now for the record staying at a small hostel for two days to rest and…

Traffic hell…

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Lima, was as expected worth another heart attack on crazy traffic. It took me more then 2 hours to converse from south to north over the main highway… Busses and taxis cutting just centimeters across your front, or just breaking…

from Cusco to the coast…

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I took a slow start to leave Cusco on wednesday, 14th of may. After a mountainous route to Abancay, the route planner was set for a route to Andahuaylas given to me by a German mountain guide from Garmisch. He…

Life’s a beach

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We did a lot of this. Huanchaco, Peru [by Paula] I’d like to say that the month we’ve just spent at the beach in northern Peru was a necessary pit-stop, a chance to get fit by jogging daily, perhaps, or…

“…see you in the world…”

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I always meet a lot of new people on my travels… In hostels, campgrounds or at sightseeing places… But of course when travelling you also part ways when each of the parties goes their own way. Now I never say…

Sacsayhuamán

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Today it was such a beautiful day and because it is the first of May and all the businesses are closed anyway, I decided it was time to visit Sacsayhuamán, just around the corner of the camping ground I am…

The road up the hill… and navigation software.

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The first day I drove into Cusco and then through old Cusco, my navigation software lead me to a road towards the campground which is situated about two or two and a half kilometers up on the hill outside the…

Eastern holidays in Cusco, Peru

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I had a real lousy start in the morning. The night before I drove away from Julliaca and while it was still light I parked at a petrolstation. The night was cold and thus in the morning I couldn’t start…

Uros, floating Islands

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In the afternoon, I was picked up by a taxi to be brought at the wharf and Jonathan the 20 yr. old captain of his own water taxi, an Uro himself was waiting for me.In the beginning there were only…

Sillustani ruins

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Yesterday I left Arequipa rather late so I arrived at my destination, a parking lot also for campers near Puno. The road took me through the highlands at almost 4500 meters and the camp spot was still at 3800 meters.…

Arequipa

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Today I went sightseeing in town. First I wanted to get a feel of the lay-out and its people. I found out that a lot of historic buildings are bought by banks and other large corporations to safeguard the historic…

There’s no place like home

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We did it! Making it to Peru was a massive relief The beach, Peru [by Paula] When we blogged last week, to say that our van was back in the game after 11 months off the road, we mentioned that…

Surfing, Cool Water, and Deserts – Nope, It’s Not Baja

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At first glance, the northern coast of Peru appears mostly like long stretches of barren desert between dusty towns and dirty fish camps. If you scratch below the surface, just a little, you find awesome little beach coves, world-famous surf…

LEON’S BEACH

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Vultures at dawn. The clients are so chilled at the Casa Grillo Tres Puntas Eco-hostel that I’m sure the vultures think they’re dead. Why else do they hang around here? Often spotted loitering on the gnarled tree roots lining the…

My Mom is Tougher Than Yours: Part 2

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After camping in the mud for a night in Cusco and stocking up on snacks for our hike up Machu Picchu, we packed the truck once again and made our way to Ollantaytambo.  There, we planned to take the train…

My Mom is Tougher Than Yours: Part 1

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When I asked Nate what we should title this blog post, he immediately shot back, “My mom is tougher than yours!”  Offended, I retaliated the most mature way I know how… “Oh yeah?? I’m gonna tell her you said that!”…

Meandering Northern Peru

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When crossing the border from Ecuador, things immediately feel different.  You are overwhelmed with the sites of poverty, trash and abandoned mud huts.  There are miles of wind blown sand dunes as far as the eye can see and loads…

Andean Christmas Traditions

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After the highlights of the past few months, we wondered if we could get back into “normal” traveling mode, which to us means following our own path and seeing what sights or events that we come across. We’re quite happy…

Peru Adventures

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Peru Adventures with our Irish visitors We had been looking forward to Friday 15th November for a number of weeks, as on this day two great friends Robin and Claire arrived from The Republic of Cork to Lima in Peru…

Peru Part 2

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Arriving after 400 km to just outside of Chiclayo we found a hotel run by an Englishman and his Peruvian wife. This town however looks like you are in a mad max film. There are falling down brick buildings, wires…