Lake Titicaca: The Floating Islands

I guess I can say I’m an experienced traveller but sometimes I still catch myself doing stupid mistakes!  Booking a half day trip in Cusco to the floating islands of Urros in Puno was such a mistake!  The thing was that the nightbus left at 22pm from Cusco and I would arrive at 4.15am in … Continue reading

The Jungle Inca Trail

The Inca Trail… A legendary hike that captures the incredible landscapes of the ancient route of the inca’s & the majestic power of the world-famous Machu Picchu! As expected, the Inca Trail didn’t lose popularity and was fully booked for the next 2 months! So Golnaz & I had to chose for one of the … Continue reading

Colca Canyon

Leaving Arequipa for a 2-day trip to Colca Canyon, our bus picked us up in the morning & would take the road to Yura along the snowy plains of Chachani with great views on the volcanos Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu that surround Arequipa. Great was our surprise when we saw Marie & Magda hop … Continue reading

La Ciudad Blanca

After a long night on the bus, Golnaz & I arrived in Peru’s second largest city… Arequipa, La Cuidad Blanca or The White City as it’s called because of its buildings made of the white volcanic stone ‘sillar’. The morning sun gave the city a warm shine as we drove through the narrow streets to … Continue reading

The Nazca Lines

The famous & mysterious Nazca lines was our next stop.  I took the local ‘Soyuz’ bus (located around the corner from Cruz Del Sur terminal) in Ica (2h30 – 11 soles) while Golnaz had to catch the Cruz Del Sur bus.  People adviced Golnaz & me not to book a flight above the Nazca Lines … Continue reading

Surfing The Desert

After the 2h morning boat trip in Islas Ballestas, Golnaz & I took the bus to Ica (1h15-35s), a small city in the desert of the Pisco province, 3-4 hours south of Lima.   The concrete houses, dirt roads, graffiti painted walls, street vendors,… reminded me a lot to cities in India.  The delicious & … Continue reading

Mini-Galapagos

When I was in Los Angeles I received this weird e-mail from a couple who asked me if I could get their jacket in the LAX airport. Apparently they forgot it on their flight and LAN refused to send it to them.  Marie-Hélène noticed my post on CS where I was looking for travel partners … Continue reading