We stayed in a quirky guesthouse in Trujillo which served as a great spot to visit the local archaeological sites from. Our first stop was Huaca del Sol y la Luna – only La Luna is open to the public, the site served as a sacrificial centre and has amazingly restored and uncovered carvings and […]
(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when). Our ‘VIP’ overnight bus to Lima was anything but comfortable. The company ‘Cruz del Sur’ had quite an unnerving check-in procedure of weighing your baggage and then then videoing each passenger on the […]
Funnily my memories of Lima centre around food, cable TV & our little group of friends we made at the hostel. A short walk away we found Huaca Pucllana, the archaeological site of an adobe pyramid nestled within a housing estate in Miraflores. The central town had the usual offerings of Plaza’s & Cathedrals including […]
(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when). It was raining heavily by the time we reached Aguas Calientes but our first shower in days sorted us out. We had a quick meal with the man who was to be our […]
It’s always a little strange to see a famous sight with your own eyes. The journey helps you to understand just how isolated the spot would have been. Humbling, stunning, and crazy full of tourists. We took in as much as we could and got the hell out of there as the site became filled […]
(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when). I’m looking back almost 3 years as I write this now and I can’t believe that we experienced the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve and Salt flats, the Lares trek and Machu Picchu within the […]
The Lares trek showed us beautiful vibrant landscapes and people on a less travelled route than the Inca trail.
(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when). Looking back on Cusco I think that we liked it for all the wrong reasons. Starbucks, Kfc, Sunday dinner & an Irish bar – all of which we frequented with gusto. We spent […]
I never tired of the sight of terracotta tiles against a blue sky while we were away. Nestling on a hillside Cusco had plenty of both.
Copacabana, a place with stunning scenery but slightly odd… think car blessings and Blackpool-esque swan pedalos!