Jonny Blair on the Inca Trail to Patabamba and Miskay

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 4: Patabamba and Lunch at Miskay

It was a late lunch on day 1, as we wanted to make some ground and gain height by lunch time, as dinner would be at our campsite and final destination of the night. So we made the trek up to Patabamba for lunch time, it was late afternoon, maybe around 3 pm by the Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 4: Patabamba and Lunch at Miskay[…]

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 3: Starting The Camino Inca (Inca Trail) at Q’orihuayrachina

After leaving Ollantaytambo, the bus veered us down mud and rock roads not wide enough for 2 vehicles, but just about ok for the bus. Here the driver had to squeeze through the gap as did the oncoming van. Nice Cuzco and Peru flags at the front of the bus there by the way. This Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 3: Starting The Camino Inca (Inca Trail) at Q’orihuayrachina[…]

Jonny Blair in Ollantaytambo Inca Trail a lifestyle of travel

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 2: Morning Snack and Final Buys in Ollantaytambo

Names of settlements themselves conjure up emotion by their very mention. Even just saying Beirut or Baghdad for instance may conjure up images of war, despair and death. The mention of Sydney or Paris conjures up glamour and richness. So what to make of those excellent wee names that often are forgotten. Ollantaytambo is one Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 2: Morning Snack and Final Buys in Ollantaytambo[…]

a lifestyle of travel doing the inca trail to machu picchu in peru

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo By Bus

It’s one of the world’s most famous hikes and as fate and spontaneity would have it, I felt I was embarking on something special. The reason being, the four day Inca Trail that I had booked would see me finish at Machu Picchu, on Christmas Day. The perfect Christmas and the most fantastic Christmas present. Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo By Bus[…]

A Slow Bus To Cuzco

It was a funny old day and in the end a well worthwhile trip. Morning began for me with a 6am start in Loki Hostel, La Paz. This meant I would miss the free breakfast that day, as it doesn’t start until 7am. I got a sharp taxi ordered from hostel to bus station (I Read more about A Slow Bus To Cuzco[…]

Guinea Pig Christmas Dinner, Hot Gushing Waters, Peruvian Train and Bus: Aguas Calientes

It’s one of those towns you end up in because of something else, and although it is a real town, I couldn’t help but get an artifical vibe from the murky gushing river settlement known to the world as Aquas Calientes. Those with a knowledge of Spanish will of course be aware that Aguas Calientes Read more about Guinea Pig Christmas Dinner, Hot Gushing Waters, Peruvian Train and Bus: Aguas Calientes[…]

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