Saturday, 31 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
We finally made it back from deepest darkest Peru, and there they were. Successfully in the flat, browsing guidebooks! Day 1, Palermo parks, Day 2 we toured San Telmo markets and tried to convince the girls that there really is NO more room in their rucksacks for anything else!
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Perurail on strike on the only day that we HAD to get back to Cusco, meant one nervous day. On the phone to the airline, trying to reschedule our flights, changing the hotel bookings, asking in the police station just how long the strike was likely to go on for... what a day! At the end of it all, we managed to get on a train after waiting for 12 hours in the station, and overnight, managed to make it to the airport to get our flights back to BsAs.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Day 4 (There was NOTHING to see on Day 3 through the extreme cloud and rain!) At the end of what was much harder than either of us expected... Machu Picchu. And without a cloud in sight! What luck after 3 days of horrendous weather. Such an impressive sight, and all the more so knowing how hard it was to get there in the first place. Amazing place, with such an inspiring history. Wow those Incas were good...
Monday, 12 January 2009
Persistent rain... all day! The hardest day of the tour, with a good few testing mountain passes. (Including Dead Womans Pass). Soooo many steps, those Incas must have been fit! There were brief instances when the rain stopped, but the cloud meant it was impossible to see anything!
beyond your own arm! Hard work 16km uphill!
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Day one of the inca trail, and with backpack on our backs, walking sticks in hand, we set off. Reassuring to find that even the mountain tiendas accepted Visa and Mastercard! We had a great group consisting of a wide variety of nationalities... Aussies, USA, Germans, even Peruvians.