Categories: "Peru" or "Week 28 Part 2" or "Week 29 Part 1"

Peru: Deepest Darkest Peru

November 25th, 2001
The history bit!  In 1532 Spanish conquistadors defeated the Inca Emperor Atahualpa and from this time Peru became a bit of a royalist stronghold.  Nearly three hundred years later in 1821 it gained its independence with thanks to the same guy who… more »

Day 194: A Two Dollar Tip For A Two Day Trip

November 25th, 2001
Day 194, (continued). Originally I planned to go to Arequipa as this was the route all the guidebooks said I had to go if I wanted to get a connection to Cuzco.  As I gained two hours crossing over the border I knew that I had a slim chance of making… more »

Days 195 to 196: Buy This, It’s A Rip Off!

November 27th, 2001
Day 195. I woke up quite early partly as the extreme cornering of the coach had meant that my head was being bashed against the window on one side and a massive collection of Tupperware on the seat on the other.  I think there was someone still sat… more »

Day 197: In Hot Water

November 28th, 2001
Day 197. I woke up at 6am to make sure I got to the train station on time.  I decided to take the train to Aguas Calientes because with my time constraints sadly I can’t afford to do the four or two day hike to the Lost City.  I want to spend the extra… more »

Days 198 to 199: Lost And Found

November 30th, 2001
Day 198. I was going to get up early to climb Machu Picchu but after mulling the idea over and giving it serious consideration I figured I seriously couldn’t be bothered.  Eventually I headed to the bus stop to buy a ticket which would get me to the… more »

Day 200: Jesus Ate My Pet Guinea Pig!

December 1st, 2001
Day 200. Yet another new month but this time it will be may last.  Momentous day for another reason too, this is also my two hundredth day of travelling.  To celebrate this the locals seemed to be setting off loads of fireworks, well it was either that… more »

Day 201: My Pusi Will Be Waiting For You

December 2nd, 2001
Day 201. Had to get up really early for today’s trip, a boat trip on Lake Titicaca which at 2.4 miles above sea level is the world’s highest navigable lake (by big boats of course, otherwise it’s not!).  I was worried about not being able to get up in… more »