We finished up our visit to Machu Picchu and Cuzco and decided to spring for the $100 visas so we could visit Bolivia. At 12,500ft (3,812m) Lake Titicaca sits between Peru and Bolivia and just had to be explored. There were many points of interest; the city of Puno on the Peruvian side, the floating […]
OK, let’s start right off with the money shot! Machu Picchu at dawn. WOW! We arrived very late into Aguas Calientes and had to be up at 4:30AM for the bus ride up to Machu Picchu. We were tired but inspired. Although the ruins were impressive, it’s the surroundings that really make it an unforgetable […]
We had to get out of Cuzco before we partied ourselves to death, Soooo…. on to The Sacred Valley. Spectacular country, huh? Although Peru is a relatively inexpensive place to travel in, getting to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu is not inexpensive! Milton of Hostel Milton in Cuzco did a great job helping us setup the […]
We had a great time in Arequipa and Colca Canyon but it was time to move on before we ‘lacked the dollars’ to get to Machu Picchu. Get it? Lac Dolar?? By the way, Cuzco is up there at over 11,000 feet (3354 meters) in elevation. And Machu Micchu is only at 8,000 feet (2439 […]
Next stop Arequipa. We visited a nunnery which was a photographers paradise, Chivay and the Cruz del Condor in the Colca Canyon. Wow! Condors are huge by the way.
After chasing around all types of sea creatures, it was time to visit something more in-line with our expertise: Booze! So we headed toward pisco sour country. We didn’t even have to take a crappy bus this time. The gentleman that took us to the boat launch area in Paracus had a van and for […]
We finally made it to Lima and met up with Carrie’s brother (William), Chris from San Diego and Chris from Phoenix. Pam, from San Diego, rode the buses / airplanes down from Ecuador with us. What a trip! We left the boat the night before we were to meet the others on a relatively painless […]