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Peru

Days 962-968: Ambling about in and around Cusco

QuickPeek: Rest. Tourism.

The Historic Center of Cusco is an incredible place. The architecture has a combination of Pre incan, Incan and Spanish styles and the city is pretty sweet to walk about in. We spent a good chunk of time here mainly… Continue Reading →

Day 960-961: Visiting Vinicunca

QuickPeek: Bus Ride. Hiking.

I could have stayed much more days in the little town of Mcusani, but we had to get to Cusco by the 14th and so decided to head out and visit some places along the way too. The thing is… Continue Reading →

Days 958-959: Made it to Allin Capac! Yay!!

QuickPeek: Hiking. Rest.

One of the reasons for being on the route we are in, is to explore some parts of Peru intimately, the other background agenda is a little interesting. While we were in Puno, we had seen a photo exhibition on… Continue Reading →

Day 957: Exploring more of the boonies of altiplano

QuickPeek: Cooking. Hitch hiking

I looked thro the maps and spotted some roads heading north up the altiplano, a bit parallel to the main tourism trunk, but much further out and we figured it might be interesting to follow along the remote roads a… Continue Reading →

Days 954-956: Heading further east towards Sandia

QuickPeek: Rest. Hike. Cooking.

Though the little town of Putina was pretty nice and quiet, we decided to move on. The little rived that flowed thro the town was crazy polluted and the smell was pretty intense. The sun’s up early here, around 5:30… Continue Reading →

Days 952-953: Heading eastward away from the tourist trail

QuickPeek: Rest. Tourism.

This section we are travelling thro, is a pretty intense route for tourism. Even if one starts in the middle of Peru, it goes from Lima, Cusco, Titicaca, la Paz, Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama and heads south. There were… Continue Reading →

Days 948-951: A short excursion into Lago Titicaca

QuickPeek: Too many Buses. Hiking. Island life. Vegan Food

Yay, back in Peru after more than a year! We decided to take an early morning bus out of Copacabana and after a good b’fast at the hostal Joshua, we walked up to the main square and picked up the… Continue Reading →

Day 611: So long Peru, Hola Brasil!

QuickPeek: Boat Ride. Border Crossing.

Amazon Journey Day 12 Yesterday night the boat had a really long stop at a small town called Caballo Cocha. It was a strange one and we had a few hours to get off the boat and walk about. It… Continue Reading →

Day 610: I could voyage long on a boat like Maria

QuickPeek: Boat Ride.

Amazon Journey Day 11 Maria Fernanda II, the spiffy new boat we had taken was a serious upgrade indeed. After considering our options, we decided to take a cabin with 2 bunk beds. Hammocking was 70 soles for which they… Continue Reading →

Day 609: Hoping we get to Iquitos today

QuickPeek: Iquitos. Bike ride. Boat ride.

Amazon Journey Day 10 My legs were stiff and hurting and I couldn’t get a decent position on the hammock to relax them nor sleep. It was tossing and turning constantly and waiting for the night to be over, really…. Continue Reading →

Day 608: Little piggie goes for a swim

QuickPeek: Pig Tales. Boat Ride. Patience.

Amazon Journey Day 9 More of the same old, same old. The time on the cramped boat is an exercise in extreme patience and I have moved to a low power mode to just ride it out. There is no… Continue Reading →

Day 607: Newsflash – Pig gets away

QuickPeek: Pig Tales. Boat Ride

Amazon Journey Day 8 Today’s news in brief. Pig got out of the pen and wreaked havoc on the fore deck. People from all parts of the ship gathered to witness the recapture of the beast. After a bit of… Continue Reading →

Day 606: We get going towards Iquitos

QuickPeek: Boat Ride

Amazon Journey Day 7 I was up at 6 Am and checked out the toilets in the boat. Surprisingly it was cleaner than I had expected. I was also surprised that there was a lot of unloading activity on board…. Continue Reading →

Day 605: The boat discharge seems to take forever

QuickPeek: Waiting for Boat

Amazon Journey Day 6 So after a few days here, with nothing to do, things gotten slower. We had a bit of b’fast at Edgar’s, read a book, walk about and watch the boat stationary, head back to watch some… Continue Reading →

Day 604: The scheduled departure of the boat got postponed

QuickPeek: Waiting for Boat

Amazon Journey Day 5 I woke up at 7 and walked about, of course hoping the boat was still there. Well, it was and the cargo seemed to have been untouched, I met Ricardo who was walking about and chatted… Continue Reading →

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