Floating Islands in the Andes

A week and a half into Chile and we’ve finally found the time to write about our remaining Peru adventures. Still buzzing from our Machu Picchu trip, we boarded the Andean Explorer, a luxury train owned by Orient Express, that took us on a spectacular ten hour trip on our way to the town of Puno, which sits on the shore of Lake Titicaca. From the glass domed observation car we sipped pisco sours and watched the ...

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Machu Picchu

After a week in the beautiful colonial city of Cusco, Lila and I headed out to vist the lengendary Inca city of Machu Picchu. Waking at 6 a.m. to catch a tour bus that took us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we visited and learned about several other Inca ruins, including Pisac and Ollantaytambo, we boarded a train that winded its way along the Uru river, allowing for spectacular views of the lush jungle-like ...

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A Week in Huancayo

After a week in Huancayo Lila and I have finally found time to sit down and write again. Our week started with a 7 hour bus ride 10,000ft into the Andes, taking us into the central highlands of Peru. Although driving on narrow roads along-side steep cliffs is not my idea of fun, the buses here are excellent with full lunch service, movies, and legroom to make any air traveler envious.

Once we arrived we we were greeted by Lucho, the ...

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Loving Lima

Day five in Lima and we are already sad that we are heading out of the city in the morning. There is so much to see and we´ve given ourselves so little time. We have already decided that we might come back before the end of the month. If for no other reason than just to continue to sample the culture and culinary delights that Lima has to offer. Delicioso!

We spent the first three days at Hostel El Patio, a ...

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