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66. peru: cusco-ayacucho-lima / september 2017

66. peru: cusco-ayacucho-lima / september 2017

die runden cusco-brote schmecken süsslich, aber gar nicht schlecht. oberhalb cuscos liegt die inkafestung sacsayhuamán mit beeindruckenden mauern von ihr aus hat man einen schönen blick auf die in 3400 höhe liegende stadt, ein weiteres unesco-weltkulturerbe cuscos...
64. peru: arequipa – pisaq / august 2017

64. peru: arequipa – pisaq / august 2017

die schöne kolonialstadt arequipa wird von dem nicht mehr aktiven vulkan misti (5822m) überragt. das historische zentrum, ein unesco weltkulturerbe, ist aus hellem tuffgestein, dem sillar-gestein, erbaut. die kathedrale nimmt als besonderheit eine ganze seite der...
63. arica (chile) bis lima (peru) / august 2017

63. arica (chile) bis lima (peru) / august 2017

es nahte der -auch von uns- langersehnte urlaub von nora und matze, die diesmal mit uns durch peru reisen wollten. den fett markierten teil der reiseroute unternahmen wir zusammen. zuvor hieß es aber, nach lima zu gelangen, um die beiden am flughafen abzuholen kurz...
17 Places We Enjoyed Visiting or Revisiting in Ecuador

17 Places We Enjoyed Visiting or Revisiting in Ecuador

Our second time in Ecuador was shorter than we had planned, but we still had time to enjoy revisiting some old favourites, and discovering new places. Here’s a list of those places we enjoyed visiting or revisiting, and would recommend to you. Also included are a few...
Q’eswachaka – Last Inca Bridge

Q’eswachaka – Last Inca Bridge

[[After the incredible Peruvian wedding in Cusco (and Machu Picchu of course), we headed south towards Arequipa – continuing with the classic “gringo trail” Cusco-Arequipa-Lima. Luckily, or thanks to having our own means of transport, we could stop...
Closest to the Moon

Closest to the Moon

Physically speaking, we’re doing some ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ in Ecuador. We enter from Peru across miles and miles of banana low-land. Then we climb up-high. We get lots of cheese and chocolate, and spend a night closest to the moon. After that, we do a quick swing off a...
Far-west with Whales

Far-west with Whales

The coastal route doesn’t showcase the best of north Peru for the tourist; much more excitement on the Andean route. Loads to see there. But we got that tick last year and boy, is it a sloooow way to go! So this time, after arriving in south Peru from Brazil, crossing...
Peru: Battles and Mines

Peru: Battles and Mines

So is it all Incas and llamas in Peru? Well, okay… there are quite a lot of Inca sites and there are quite a few wandering llamas. But there’s other stuff too…. Honest! For our third entry to Peru, we crossed the Brazilian Amazon into the (rather similar looking)...
Things I Loved and Hated about Travelling in Peru

Things I Loved and Hated about Travelling in Peru

We ended up spending close to 6 months in Peru. It wasn’t planned that way. There is just so much to see in this huge country, especially if you leave the Pan-American Highway. Many places and experiences in Peru, I really loved. But some, I really hated. I know that...
RIGS: Erika & Andrews Peugeot J7

RIGS: Erika & Andrews Peugeot J7

Welcome to the next edition of RIGS. This RIGS features Erika and Andrew, who became two of our favorite people in Peru. They are from Switzerland, and have a unique Peugeot J7 campervan. It has a larger interior than most campervans and their layout was truly unique...
Moto & Drone

Moto & Drone

We are often asked how we use the little motorcycles that we carry on the front of MogTug.  They have proven awesome little adventure machines, helping us with everything from getting groceries, to scouting a dirt road before busting through with MogTug. One random...
Overlanding La Selva, Peru’s Enormous Amazon Rainforest

Overlanding La Selva, Peru’s Enormous Amazon Rainforest

La Selva, literally translated ‘the forest’, means the Amazon rainforest to Peruvians. This is an enormous part of Peru, covering around a 60% of the country, but not many travellers go there. La Selva is also not really that suitable for overland travel,...