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La Paz Part Two: Temporary Locals

After another grueling morning of intoxication recovery we finally dragged ourselves up in order to begin our La Paz experience anew. This was not too difficult as the Saturday market was on an alive with everything you could ever need. Mostly the Campesinos selling vegetables and a vast array of potatoes including dried potato called …

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Ollantaytambo Volunteering

Unfortunately the one Pisco Sour turned into a few beers and then going out for a few ”too many Pisco Sours”, with a Spanish guy who was shooting a film in Peru.  This meant that the early morning rise of 8am was pretty painful and so we headed off to the market get a cheap …

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Cuzco Tourist Culture

After a long 9hrs we finally rock up at the outskirts of Cuzco. A great view of mountains surrounding the city, keeps us captivated as the bus navigates it´s final manouvres into the station. We share a taxi into town with an Austrian couple which helps the ´gringo fare´that the taxi driver attempts to charge …

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Ayacucho to Cuzco

Arriving in a mass of dust we disembarked at 2,753 meters above sea level.  This was higher than we had been in India´s Sikkim, yet there were STILL mountains surrounding this really beautiful town.  Walking off towards town, ignoring cries of “taxi” we headed off past the terraced, single-storied rows of houses and shops, some …

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Huancayo to Ayacucho

We landed in Huancayo on our first bus ride that felt like 4 hours, but was really 7.  It was on time, which was good, but I was still a bit dazed from a late night, so finding a cheap hostel in town as quickly as possible was needed. Walking through town we really now …

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Sunny South America – Lima

After a whirlwind visit back to the UK. One Birthday, one BBQ, one wedding, and one speech. Stocking up on medicines that we actually used, dumping stuff we didn´t, eating the food we missed saying goodbye to friends again we headed back to the airport at an awful time of the morning. I hadn´t slept …

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