After a few days resting in pretty Arequipa, we went on a trip to the Colca Valley. This Valley has the biggest canyon in the world (double the depth of the famous Grand Canyon) and, to add to it’s charm, it’s populated with typically Andean villages spread in the high … more »
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It took us 5 months to get a visa to visit Peru… we can assure you that when this kind of hardship comes your way, you make the most of it! And these articles are proof of that. Please enjoy!
Our first proper stop in Peru after crossing the boarder from Chile was Arequipa. The city is known for it’s charming historical center, impressive view of the volcano Misti and also as departure point to explore the Colca Valley, where the world’s deepest canyon is located. We spent 4 … more »
We saw this little girl in the Amazon river. Her Dad was a fisherman which we met while he was catching some fish. We had to approach him to buy some petrol as we were running low in our little canoe and we were supposed to go back to our … more »
Today, we completed one year since we left Dubai! Happy we-left-Dubai anniversary! Moving out from the United Arab Emirates meant quitting our jobs, emptying our rental apartment, selling almost everything we used to own and starting to explore the world with more time. Just the two of us. This year … more »
This girl looks indeed very beautiful and photogenic. But there is a story behind her smiley face. On Sundays, in the Andean market of Pisac, kids and adults dress in the most traditional of local outfits and pose with little baby alpacas or llamas. They look so “typical” that tourists … more »
We battled for 5 long months to get a visa to visit Peru: it was hard, but we finally made it! Ever since we left Dubai, we were dreaming about going to Machu Picchu… And little did I know the day was going to be even more awesome than expected! … more »
Viscacha’s are little rabbit like creatures, also known as the Andean rabbit. We were walking around Machu Picchu and were close to a bunch of french tourists when this one and two others showed up. They scampered around like crazy, on top of rocks, under cracks and crevices, and to … more »
These are the walls of the sun temple at Machu Picchu. They’re a real wonder because the Incas managed to carve the stones into perfect shapes without any iron tools. The stones are also fit together without any cement/clay and 500+ years later are still the way they were initially … more »
While canoeing in the Amazon river looking for pink dolphins our little motor ran out of fuel. Not being able to paddle upstream we stopped at this friendly fisherman’s boat. He and his family were busy netting their catch of the day. September 5th 2012 was an amazing day in … more »
We met this Abuelo (Grandpa) up in the mountains of the Colca Valley, in Peru. We were sitting on the bench next to his, in the town square, waiting for a ride to go to the next village. I switched to his bench, which was under the shade of a … more »