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COLCA CANYON: DAY 2

We woke with the roosters this morning and were met with the spectacular sight of the Colca Canyon ravine at the edge of our hilltop village. After lending a hand in the kitchen for breakfast, I was dressed up in … Continue reading

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COLCA CANYON: DAY 1

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We woke at 3:30am this morning to catch a bus to the Colca Canyon. I have had a little bout of altitude sickness again, even though we are relatively not that high- 2335m above sea level. We’ve just trekked down into … Continue reading

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BUSSING THROUGH THE BADLANDS

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There is nothing. Nothing for an eternity. I’ve just opened my eyes on our bus from Lima to Arequipa in Peru. Chris is in the seat to my left, fast asleep. I’ve opened the curtain to orientate myself and i cannot believe … Continue reading

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STRANGE DAYS

We’ve had the most bizarre 24 hours of our lives. Having just arrived on a long bus journey from Chiclayo to the dusty, dirty and hot town of Trujillo on Peru’s Pacific coastline we got a taxi straight for the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN PERU: CHICLAYO TO TRUJILLO

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Ramblings on a changing landscape…. Stick fences separate small sects of land, keeping livestock in. The ground, hard as rock and parched- is the colour of ash. The only sign of growth for miles is the outcrop of hardy green thorn bushes. … Continue reading

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THE NEVER-ENDING JOURNEY

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We have been travelling for days now. After our journey to the Ecuadorian border at La Balsa, Chris, myself and our new-found travel mates negotiated a taxi ride to San Ignacio in Peru. For just a few Soles we convinced … Continue reading

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DAY 176: ECUADOR TO PERU

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We’ve spent the last twelve hours navigating our way from Vilcabamba, Ecuador to San Ignacio in Peru. It was an early start and we found a few other backpackers waiting for the same bus as us in the darkness of … Continue reading

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