June 2018

Quilotoa

Quilotoa

The next day a group met at 6.30 am for a day trip to Quilotoa. After an hours drive we stopped for a very big breakfast and we got to know each other. Turned out an English couple was heading to Galápagos the next day as well and would be doing the tour on the Continue reading Quilotoa

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

The next morning at 6.30 am I took the shuttle to the airport and boarded for Quito at 10.30. Unfortunately we sat on the runway for almost an hour before finally taking off. The Ecuadorian women’s football team, who’d just won bronce at the XI. Juegos Suramericanos, was on the same plane and one of Continue reading Quito, Ecuador

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

On Saturday 2nd June, I set off for the weekend to visit some islands on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. On the bus I met a girl from Lima who was on the tour to Sallistani with me the day before. First we took a boat to the floating islands, the Islas de Uros, Continue reading Lake Titicaca

Cusco to Puno

Cusco to Puno

The next day I got up at 5 am, got ready, had breakfast, left my big bag at the hotel, and took a taxi to the office of Inka Express. The coach to Puno left at 7 am and stopped five times on the way. First at the church of Andahuaylillas, the “Sistine Chapel of Continue reading Cusco to Puno

Cusco

On Monday 28th May, after a big breakfast, I walked around Cusco and visited the Inka Museum, and the Museo Histórico Regional. At mercado San Pedro I had freshly squeezed juice at the fruit stall of a lovely elderly woman, and bought coca leaves and chocolate. Again I wasn’t feeling too well and didn’t know Continue reading Cusco

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

On Saturday 26th May, I got up at 4 am and 20 minutes later I was in the already quite long queue for the bus up to Machu Picchu. I had a nice conversation with an English guy and his Bolivian girlfriend behind me and exactly at 5.30 the shuttle buses started to pick up Continue reading Machu Picchu