Huacachina and Nazca, or the one where we don’t do much in the desert

Our night bus from Cusco finally arrived back in the desert, in busy Ica where we hopped into a taxi to take us the short ride out of town to the oasis of Huacachina. It’s always fun to get a taxi that the guy has to start with a screwdriver, and we didn’t even get … More Huacachina and Nazca, or the one where we don’t do much in the desert

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, or the one where clouds nearly ruined our day

So my last post was a speed tour through the first three days of the Inca trail, but even then we still had 5km of trail to put our broken bodies through before we got to our final destination of Machu Picchu. By this point we were completely exhausted from all the steep uphill sections … More Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, or the one where clouds nearly ruined our day

Cusco and the Inca trail, or the one where we have visitors from home!

Even after a couple of days rest in Lima, nothing was going to get me back on another night bus for a little while. With flights not too expensive and about 20x faster than the bus, we took one of our only internal planes and arrived in Cusco within the space of a couple of … More Cusco and the Inca trail, or the one where we have visitors from home!

Lima, or the one where I am too tired from bus journeys to do much more than a photoblog

The journey from Ecuador to Peru was a bit of an arduous one, but we were definitely feeling ready for a change of country. From Cuenca we took a day bus to Loja, where we spent the night in what seemed like hospital beds in the interestingly named ‘Residences Londres’ (no similarity to London noticed … More Lima, or the one where I am too tired from bus journeys to do much more than a photoblog