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Backpacking in Peru: Staying at the Pariwana Hostel, Cuzco

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I normally only book hostels and hotels a few days in advance, which can mean scraping around for somewhere to stay but this one came by way of another hostel being full. While staying at Loki in La Paz, Bolivia …

Paddy Flaherty’s, Cusco, Peru: The Highest Irish OWNED Pub In The World

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I make a habit of ending up in Irish Pubs around the Globe, they will start appearing on separate posts on here now too. Some people hate them, some people love them. But from having travelled to over 60 countries, …

Backpacking in Peru: Cosy Cuzco

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Ah Cuzco! Good old Cuzco! You cannot comprehend the magic within this city. Cuzco (which is acceptably and interchangeably also spelt Cusco) is a city in Peru. It’s famous and popular. Steeped deep in Inca history, this one time Inca …

Backpacking in Peru: A Bit Of A DiLima

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Lima is the capital city of Peru. I had no real intention of visiting it to be honest as on a quick tour round South America, I dipped into Peru purely to see Machu Picchu, yes I was that selfish …

The Lost Inca City of Machu Picchu

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The four day hike was complete and we assembled in our group, outside the lost Inca City of Machu Picchu in Peru. If you want to follow these posts in sequence then start at Inca Trail Day 1 – Part …

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 3: “The Final Triumphant Descent”

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And so on Christmas morning 2010 in the Peruvian mountains with a sky of cloud, mist and rain I lived out one of my lifelong dreams – to visit Machu Picchu. This part of the trail was by far the …

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 2: Intipunku/Sun Gate

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Dave and I walked most of this bit together, from the Winay Wayna Guard Post to Intipunku. I don’t remember much of it, other than there were a few gentle climbs and generally everyone just wanted to speed onwards. Indeed …

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 1: Christmas Morning in Winay Wayna

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It wasn’t the earliest Christmas Day rise I’ve ever had, but it was one of the coldest and most sublime. It was 5 am at Winay Wayna, Peru. Christmas Morning Breakfast was served in the darkness. I had packed already …

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