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Top 5 Travel Scams in Latin America

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We wrote before about our top 10 travel scams in South-East Asia and although many of them weren’t particularly dangerous, they were all quite annoying and had the potential to lose you some money. Some of these occur worldwide and also applied to our trip in Latin America, but there were also other scams we’d heard of or experienced and…

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Lake Titicaca And Leaving Peru

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After taking a few days in Cusco to recover from the Inca Trail, we headed by bus to Puno, a town on the edge of Lake Titicaca. At 3,812m (12,507ft) it is the highest navigable lake in the world.

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The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu – Part 2

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We had completed Days 1 and 2, the hardest part of the trek with the rest all now mainly downhill. I (Carrie) had really suffered on the second day, not from altitude but from a severe stomach bug and had gone to sleep at 5pm hoping the next day would be better.

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The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu – Part 1

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The Inca Trail is a 4 day, 3 night hike on ancient pathways laid by the Incas ending at the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. The hike is so popular that they only allow 200 people a day on the trek, so dates can be sold out up to 6 months in advance. We booked our trek with Llama Path…

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Cusco and the Sacred Valley

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Cusco is a beautiful city high in the Peruvian Andes and former capital of the Inca Empire. We spent three days there acclimatising to the altitude before starting our inca trail trek to Machu Picchu.

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Arequipa – La Ciudad Blanca

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Arequipa, also known as the “white city” is situated at 7740ft and surrounded by volcanoes. The most impressive of these, El Misti, creates an incredible backdrop to this colonial-era city.

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Lima Food Tour

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Keen to try some more local food, we did a food tour in the Miraflores and Surquillo neighbourhoods with Food Walking Tour Peru. Below are a few of the dishes we tried:

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We’re On The Road Again

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Exciting news! Next week we are heading off to Peru and we won’t be getting on the return flight home! We decided to quit our jobs and leave our house again to explore some more of South and Central America, so keep on following us for more updates.

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