Lake Titicaca

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Good starting point for a trip to the floating islands on Lake Titicaca is the city of Puno. Lake Titicaca is located 3821 meters above sea level on the border of Peru and Bolivia and it is the largest lake in South America. The floating islands belong to the old Uros people (they nowadays speak […]

Colca Canyon and Arequipa

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

We started a 2-day tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Arequipa is the second biggest city in Peru. Looked pretty much like Lima, and we didn’t feel like going around much despite the main plaza. Photos Once again, we woke up early, to take a bus tour, this time to the Colca canyon. Landscape was […]

Sacred Valley

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Another interesting tour in Cusco was a whole-day visit of the Sacred Valley by bus. During that trip, we learnt a lot about the Incas. The civilization Inka, of Quechua culture, emerged around 1100 AD, had its golden age around 1400 AD, and disappeared in 1534, when the Spaniards kill their ruler. The most important […]

Machu Picchu

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

We had planned to hike on the famous Inca trail. We had read from Internet that it was possible to book while in Cusco. Unfortunately, amount of hikers is restricted, and January is a specially busy month (the trail is closed on February because of the rain season). The closest possible date for us would […]

Cusco and city tour

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The overnight bus trip from Nazca to Cusco took 15H instead of 12H planned. Luckily, we were in good company :)     Cusco (from Quechua Q’osqo) means belly of the world, as it was at the capital and center of the vast Inca empire, spreading from south of today’s Ecuador to north of Chile and […]

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