Topics: Travel

mapleLeaf

Where are they now?

So we arrived in Toronto in the midst of the all important Canadian Summer. We don’t know a Canadian Winter yet but it sounds horrific and I am hoping that just as I was made to feel about the Inca Trail (that it would be the most treacherous four days...

Assis, Brazil

Traveling from Puerto Maldonado to Rio Branco

Flying internationally into Brazil can be costly, so after having a look at our unofficial itinerary and realizing that we would need to get from central Peru to Southern Brazil in only a couple of weeks we needed to devise a (cheaper) plan. Whilst catching 3 – 4 buses across...

Amazon Planet, Puerto Maldonado

Touring the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado

With only a few weeks left of being backpackers and with our first FIFA World Cup game on the horizon in Southern Brazil we needed to make our way from the middle of Peru, 3500km’s away to Curitiba. An international flight would be pricey so we crafted a way to...

Inca Trail

We did the Inca Trail and enjoyed it ….

After much agonising with only 72 hours before we were to set sail, I ended up agreeing to walk the Inca Trail. We had booked our trek to begin on the 14th June over seven months prior, paying just a 30% deposit without all that much thought or research put...

Paracas

Puzzled by Paracas

We were a little confused as to where to head to next, with the days up our sleeve’s we wanted to make one more stop before arriving in Lima however it wasn’t all that obvious as to where that should be. The guidebook offered up the town of Pisco but...

Sand dunes, Huacachina

Huacachina, a sandboarding oasis

The photos can be deceiving, this little village with a population of 200 full time inhabitants isn’t all that remote and inexplicable, in actual fact it can be found a 10 minute taxi ride away from the city of Ica with a population of a cool 1/4 million. Nonetheless this...

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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

We took the six hour bus trip up to Arequipa from Puno, it was only short trip for us but as it was dark part of the trip it felt pretty tedious and we couldn’t wait to get off. Even though it was far more comfortable than any previous bus,...

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Puno, Peru

Our first taste of Peru was the smallish town of Puno. We left Copacabana via bus that took us over the Bolivia/Peru border (only 10 minutes from Copa) and then on to Puno, the trip took about 3 hours and cost $30Bolivianos. We had made a booking at Marlons House,...

Isla del Sol

The day I almost died on the way to Isla del Sol

We woke up on our 5th day in Copacabana and had about a 10 minute window to decide whether today would be the day we would take the small speed boat over to Isla del Sol. The weather wasn’t fantastic and the lake was still pretty choppy but oh well...

Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana, and not the one you were thinking of …

Who knew that there isn’t only one Copacabana, in fact a three hour bus trip and short ferry ride (weather permitting) away from La Paz will find you at the lakeside village of Bolivia’s very own Copa. To get to Copacabana from La Paz you can either catch a local...