We left Cusco for the largest high-altitude lake on earth – Lake Titicaca. At almost 4000m above sea level the clouds appear to hover just above the surface of the crystal clear water. We spent a night on the shores of the lake in the town of Puno, a gateway town to the lake and […]

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Cusco We arrived in Cusco following a stunning 8 hour drive across the Andean Altiplano. Winding our way over snow capped peaks, around crystal clear glacial lakes and through high Andean settlements, there was plenty to keep us entertained. Our planned hostel was fully booked so we were upgraded to an awesome little hotel on […]

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After weeks of anticipation, it’s almost upon us. The night before we stay in Ollantaytambo, the small rustic town that is the gateway to the trail. Residents here live in originate Incan houses overlooked by the ruins of the palace that if you squint enough, represents a llama. There is a nervous buzz about the […]

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A few hours from Arequipa is the Colca Canyon, the deepest Canyon in the world at more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Incan and Pre-Incan terraces line the mountains and are still used for farming today. We were excited to be doing a two day trip there with promises of seeing the […]

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At the end of yet another uncomfortable and freezing overnight bus journey, being flung around with every bend in the road, lay the city of Arequipa – Peru’s second most important after Lima. Nestling in the shadow of El Misti volcano, much of the old town is built from white volcanic ash rock and glistens […]

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