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Passing Through Pisac

In order to continue our journey from Ollantaytambo, we had no option but to return to Cusco (the other direction headed deeper into the Sacred Valley and away from civilisation), and it seemed a shame to overlook the charming village of Pisac, seeing as though we would bypass it on route back to the imperial […]

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The Cobblestone Streets of Ollantaytambo

A lot of people only visit Ollantaytambo (known as Ollanta by locals and visitors alike) as part of their Inca Trail trek.  This quaint little village with a population of just 700 is where most tour groups (ours included) stop for breakfast before heading to Km.82 (15 kilometres west of Ollantaytambo) to start the 4-day […]

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Kuélap: The Kingdom of the Cloud People

Following a 6-hour journey on a cramped minibus (albeit through some beautiful mountain scenery), it was lovely to arrive into Chachapoyas with our accommodation already booked for us (thanks to the incredibly kind folk at La Casa de Seizo in Moyobamba). Our hostel was run by a young Peruvian husband and wife (apparently they’re not […]

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