Category Archives: The Galapagos & The Andes

The Joke’s on Me!!,

A whole morning to spend in Santiago Chile. Out onto the streets I go. No breathing problems, sea level again, I stride out onto lovely broad avenues. Where are all the people? Saturday morning, 10.30 a.m. streets deserted. Ahh of … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound!

We began the first step of our homeward journey with a short flight from Sucre back to La Paz. Once again over 4000metres. We had several hours in La Paz and spent it by taking a trip on the Telepherique. … Continue reading

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Potosi!

I had never heard of Potosi but it turns out that in the 16th 17th and 18th centuries it was one of the wealthiest towns in the known world. It is built at the foot of a mountain that is uber … Continue reading

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Sucre!

We are now in Sucre! That is Sucre as in General Sucre, not sucre as in sugar. It is the official capitol of Bolivia although all the adminstative offices are in La Paz. We had a lazy morning in La … Continue reading

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La Paz!

La Paz is the highest capitol city in the world at 3600 metres. Most of us now are beginning to acclimatise to a certain extent. Either that or we are learning how to move more slowly and breath more deeply. … Continue reading

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The Journey to La Paz!

We left the Hotel at Lake Titicaca and travelled by bus to Copacabana, which is the border between Peru and Bolivia. Part of the Lake is in Peru and part in Bolivia, the percentages in each are disputed. However the … Continue reading

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Puno and Lake Titicaca!

21/8/15 We left The Colca Valley and travelled across the continental divide that is created by a line of volcanos. Again wonderful scenery changing now to scrubby desert like plateau. At 4415metres we stopped at a mountain lake for a … Continue reading

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Colca Valley!

20/8/15 Colca Lodge can best be described as rural. It is built up the side of a volcano and it is on a very steep slope. No two parts of the lodge are are the same level and they are … Continue reading

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Journey to the Colca Valley!

On our last night in Arequipa, we dined at a 15th centuru mansion. An interesting building that used to be the palace of the Archbishop. Apparently it has survived numerous earthquakes because of the arched ceilings. The internet here is … Continue reading

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Cotopaxi! Latest news from Eddison, our Equador guide!

 

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