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Last day in Cusco.

We had one day left in Cusco, and our host Ronnie suggested we should go on a bicycle tour to see another Inca site called Moray. We met with Ronnie’s pal Alex, who would be our guide for the day, and were issued with cycles. The first thing I did, of course, was check which […]

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Goal 75 – Machu Picchu challenges!!

On the evening before our departure our couchsurfing host and potential guide unfortunately had to pull out of our expedition to try to see Machu Picchu. He had been conducting enquiries with officials throughout the day to try to get the latest information, and had been told that the whole area is closed to tourists. […]

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Mal de altura!

I would have had a great day in Cusco yesterday if it wasn’t for the awful altitude sickess that made the day pretty miserable. At over 11,000 feet above sea level, it is a very sudden change from Lima, and on my arrival day, apart from a little dizziness and plenty of huffing and puffing […]

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Machu Pichu misery.

My goal of seeing Machu Picchu has increaced in difficulty, it would seem almost to the point of being impossible. A week or so ago the Cusco and Machu Picchu area suffered torrential downpours, resulting in mudslides and avalanches throughout the region. On the Inca Trail, the four-day trek leading to Machu Picchu, a local […]

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There may be trouble ahead…

With my Easter Island goal well and truly achieved, I have been enjoying my time on the island, practicing my Spanish with Andres, and riding around on his scooter checking out things I haven’t seen yet. I have also spent a bit of time catching up on emails and website tasks which I have let […]

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7 Wonders of the World

On the 7th July last year (07.07.07) the The New7Wonders Foundation announced the list of The New 7 Wonders of the World. The list was the result of over 100 million votes from all over the world. The announcement took place in Lisbon in Portugal, at the Benfica Stadium. Of the original list of the […]

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