Archives for : March 2012

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Peru – the Nazca lines

From Cuzco we headed to the coast and Nazca where the inexplicable lines lie in the desert – drawings of animals, birds and men etched in the sand thousands of years ago. Why is the question many have tried to answer but none have succeeded. We know the ride down to Nazca is going to be a long one but we don’t expect more than 600 ks of winding roads making their way through the mountains. We ride up in to the clouds where the temperature drops to 0.5 degrees …

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Peru – the wonders of the ancient worlds – Puno & Cuzco

February 18 to March 8 Peru holds one of the highlights of any visit to South America – Machu Picchu, but there is so much more to this country.   We entered from the south, heading straight to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world – a mass of water it shares with Bolivia. From Puno we explore the reed islands where people live as they have lived for thousands of years on islands made of reeds that literally float on the lake. …

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Bolivia – came with lots of warnings

February 10 to February 18     The road to Bolivia took us up and over the Andes at more than 4,000 metres. A stretch of 30 kilometres of the road was mud and slush with temperatures dropping to around 4 degrees. The altitude was testing for man and machine. While the road was hard the scenery was beautiful – the magnificent lake that is the centre piece of Parque National Lauca and vicuna, the South American camel with the finest wool.       Trucks lined the road to …