South America

Peru | Ica: August 3rd – 4th, 2008

Road Trip - Nazca with stops in Paracas and Ica Final stop - Ica August 3rd, 2008 We took it easy today - with no early starts, but early enough to catch our free breakfast! We are headed to Ica today, to check out the Dunes there. A beautiful drive back the way we came. We found out...

Peru | Nazca: August 2nd, 2008

Road Trip - Nazca with stops in Paracas and Ica Second stop - Nazca August 2nd, 2008 We were told to buy the tickets for our flight over the Nazca Lines in advance, to avoid delays. So we headed straight to the airport. The airport building was a little hall, and along the sides were...

Peru | Paracas: August 1st & 2nd, 2008

Road Trip - Nazca with stops in Paracas and Ica First Stop - Paracas August 1st, 2008 We got to Lima last night, and spent 2 hours looking for a hotel with an available room for one night. Imagine!! High tourist season! Finally found a place within our budget, and after looking at the...

Peru | Aguas Calientes: July 28th – 30th, 2008

Macchu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) July 28th, 2008 Our "Vista Dome" train left Cusco at 6 am. Today it was Karthik's stomach acting out. We were really hoping for an empty train (so as not to make the breathing space unbearable for the fellow passengers), but no such luck. The ride was slow...

Peru | Cusco: July 23rd – 27th, 2008

Cusco July 23rd, 2008 We managed to catch our bus early this morning, in spite of some initial worries that our pick-up to the bus station wouldn’t arrive. The bus ride was interesting – we had some wicked seats right at the front of the bus so we could stretch our legs fully. Nice, we...

Peru | Puno: July 21st & 22nd, 2008

July 21st, 2008 We headed off for Puno, a town by Lake Titicaca in Peru. The bus ride was comfortable enough and uneventful, except for glimpses of this massive lake here and there and multiple security stops by the Bolivian military. As we approached the Bolivia-Peru border, we were told...

Bolivia | La Paz: July 18-20, 2008

July 18th, 2008 Finally out of Santa Cruz, our flight reached La Paz at noon. Stepping out of the back of the AeroSur plane, we could already feel the lack of oxygen in the air. It got worse as we walked into the airport, and got our luggage. We noticed a Medical office right by the...

Bolivia | Santa Cruz

July 14th, 2008 Getting to Santa Cruz was an adventure on its own, so we felt relieved knowing that we had confirmed booking at a nice apartment/hotel, where the manager spoke English, and had even given us a discounted rate (although still expensive for Bolivia). Got to the apartment...