Discovering Nazca and the Nazca Lines, Peru

The dreaded Cruz Del Sur experience Our journey to Nazca was turmultuous.  We had decided to get a  Cruz Del Sur night bus from Cusco to Naza, as there are no flights available to Nazca (or further north along the Peruvian coast) and Cruz came recommended.  It is worth noting that the buses do not leave [...]

The Ruins of Ollantaytambo and Day trip to Moray, Salinas and Chinchero

Arrival in Ollantaytambo and recommended accommodation Our first impressions of Ollaytambo were not good - we arrived late at night on the train (see my Cusco blog for information about trains) , the taxi drivers tried to overcharge us for the short transfer to our hotel (20 soles) and there appeared to be barking feral dogs [...]

2017-05-16T10:46:24+00:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Peru (September 2015), Sacred Valley, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Ruins of Ollantaytambo and Day trip to Moray, Salinas and Chinchero

The Magnificent Machu Picchu

Booking Process When booking your trip to Machu Picchu, one of the first decisions you will make is whether to do the Inca Trail.  We chose not to, as we only had 2 weeks and many places to visit on our itinerary.  We decided to do the climb up Wayna Picchu (also spelt Huayna Picchu) as [...]

2017-05-16T10:51:43+00:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle, Peru (September 2015), Sacred Valley, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Magnificent Machu Picchu

Top Tips for Cusco City, Peru

Top Tips for Cusco City, Peru Welcome to my Top Tips for Cusco City, Peru. How to get there Welcome to my Top Tips for Cusco City, Peru! We travelled to Cusco by plane from Puerto Maldonado airport.  The check-in process at the airport was fairly smooth and the security process was hassle-free.  The departure gate ended [...]

2017-07-06T21:00:32+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Peru (September 2015), Sacred Valley, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Tips for Cusco City, Peru