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Cusco: The City Beyond Machu Picchu

Ok, lets be honest here.  Most people (myself included) come to Cusco in order to hike the Inca Trail (or one of the alternative routes) to Machu Picchu, and many spend just one or two nights here either side of the trek.   Sometimes that’s all our busy travel schedules will allow, especially if we […]

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My V Dub Bug Obsession: Beetles of Bolivia

This is the second in the series of my Volkswagen Beetle photo essays.  The first introduced you to the origins of this quirky little vehicle, charted its development over the years, and then took you on a journey through the Peruvian cities of Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Huaraz, Tarma, Huancayo, and Ayacucho. In this one, we […]

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Getting Higher in Ayacucho

I’m not entirely sure why any company would ONLY offer a night bus service for a journey that is just 5 hours long.  But that’s exactly what Expreso Molina did between Huancavelica and Ayacucho (pronounced like ‘higher’ without the ‘h’ followed by ‘coocho’).  So, having only boarded the bus at 12:30am, and finally finding some […]

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Huancavelica: The Charms of a Lesser-visited Peruvian Mountain Town

Although we’d enjoyed parts of Tarma, and totally loved the excitement of exploring the towering rock sculptures of Huancayo, up to this point our forays into the lesser-visited parts of Peru between Huaraz and Cusco, had not really returned as many benefits as we’d hoped. We imagined attractive cobblestone towns, remote mountain villages, colourful markets, […]

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