Category Archives: Peru

A series of blogs about a trekking holiday in Peru in 2011

Across The Andes By Prog (Sunday 6 November)

I should bring the Peru experience to a close.  Although by the end of this blog it will be very clear that I am not bringing it to a close at all.  What I do want to achieve with this … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Saturday 5 November)

I woke up at 0700, and so began the long journey home.  I packed my bags but had problems getting my Leki walking poles in on top, so had to unpack and start all over again.  I was trying to keep … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Friday 4 November)

I woke at 0500 feeling refreshed.  It was pouring with rain outside.  I made sure everything was properly packed up and then showered.  I was ready for our trip back to have a proper look at Machu Picchu, and then … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Thursday 3 November)

I got out of my sleeping bag at 0700.  It was still raining hard.  We had a brilliant breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup at 0745.  I had some coca tea.  As much for old times’ sake as anything.  This … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Wednesday 2 November)

I woke up at 0530.  I cannot remember how I knew, but I knew we were not having an early start today, so I lay there listening to my iPod Shuffle for a while. The Tangent – Where Are They … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Tuesday 1 November)

I woke up at 0500.  I had not had a good night, but I thought I felt all right.  I needed to go to the toilet again.  There had been flooding in the toilet the previous night because the water … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Monday 31 October)

I woke at 0600 and listened to my iPod Shuffle as I got myself organised. Crippled Black Phoenix – We Forgotten Who We Are Eddie Vedder – Hard Sun Katie Buckhaven – Running Blind Today was supposed to be an … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Sunday 30 October)

I woke at 0515.  I looked out of the tent and the ground was indeed covered with snow. I had been hot in my Rab sleeping bag on the Friday night, but last night had slept in my thermals, socks, red … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Saturday 29 October)

I cannot remember if I mentioned we walked 7km yesterday.  It would be longer today.  I know I mentioned the sun.  It was pouring with rain when we woke up.  Still, that was bound to just be a short shower, … Continue reading

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Across The Andes By Prog (Friday 28 October)

So, this was it.  I have hopefully given the impression that I thoroughly enjoyed the first few days in Peru, because I honestly did.  But now we were getting to the part which drew me to this particular trip – … Continue reading

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