January 24, 2014

The Inca Trail to Machu Pichu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate. Trekkers normally […]

January 20, 2014

Inca Trail and Sacred Valley

Inca trail and Sacred Valley, Peru is a fascinating place, part if the Inca empire that rose from the highlands here in the early 13th century the empire was to become the largest in Pre-Columbian America, until the were finally conquered by the Spanish in 1527. The Inca King or ‘Sapa Inca’ was allegedly the child […]

January 18, 2014

A birthday in Lima

Lima We left behind the lovely city of Santiago and headed up to Lima, our home for the next few days. Being Darin’s birthday week we had booked into a hotel called the Dazzler, and whilst I was disappointed that it wasn’t encrusted with diamonds, it was still a lovely hotel. I plan to bedazzle […]

January 16, 2014

Valparaiso in a day

Valparaiso in a day Darin had spotted a day trip from Santiago on the bus that would take us to Valparaiso. Once a major port and affluent city due to its ideal stopover point for ships traveling between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, this city is a mixture of everything. Including its fortunes. Although the […]

January 15, 2014

Santiago de Chile

Santiago From Easter Island to Chile and the capital Santiago. Founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, a former Spanish army fighter who eventually was part of the conquering team of Collao and Las Charcas in High Peru. For his service he was given a silver mine and although was married, he decided to ask […]

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