Peru Archive

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    Christmas in Cusco

    Christmas away from home is always hard, you miss time with family, friends, and age old traditions. But having Skype to stay connected to loved ones makes it easier and so does being surrounded by new, like minded friends, good food and new traditions.   […]

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    Trips around the Sacred Valley (Perú)

    We settled in at Hostal Estrellita in Cusco, a popular well run family hostal that many overland touring motorcyclists and bicyclists stay at. Rejuvenated by the ‘gringo options’ and making new friends but it wasn’t before long that we were ready to set out on […]

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    Ayacucho to Cusco

      After a long rest in Ayacucho, we were ready to hit the road again to tackle the remaining 5 of the 7 major climbs on our route to Cusco.     We were happy to be on the quiet back roads again.     […]

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    Huaraz to Ayacucho

    It seems like most cyclists end up staying in Huaraz for more time than they originally plan.   There is a plethora of valleys and hikes to explore, the city has a certain ambiance if comfort with some great places to eat but not too […]

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    10 Days of Two Foot Wandering: Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit

      If you do an internet search on the Cordillera Huayhuash trekking circuit in central Peru you are bound to be inundated by tour companies offering their guiding services on one of the “best alpine treks in the world”.   There are a few different […]

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    Cycling the 2nd Highest Mountain Range in the World: Cordillera Blanca

    Having most of our gear stored in Huaraz, Mike and I headed off to tackle 263 km’s over 6 days around the beautiful Huascarán mountain (the highest mountain in Perú) for a total of 5,446 m in overall elevation gain over 3 passes with a […]

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    Northern Perú

    Earlier this year, on April 17 2013 we crossed into our 11th country, Perú. This is the beginning of our time here that we need to catch up on before we get into our latest travels.                   […]

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