If you google the top 10 things to do in Peru, a visit to Colca Canyon is most likely on the list. At a depth of 3,270 meters (10,730 ft), it is the second deepest canyon in the world. Deeper than the Grand Canyon. Equally impressive is that the Andean Condor can be spotted soaring over this canyon. We had to visit! Continue reading “Trekking in the Colca Canyon, Peru”
From Pisac we headed south….but not for long. As we reached the small community of Urcos, Vanna started protesting. It was the same intermittent problem we had had since Colombia. But this time she stopped and refused to move. Thanks to the iOverlander app we could see that we were close to a recommended vehicle repair shop. After a rest, Bob coaxed her the few hundred meters up the road and then down an incline into El Tigre. Over the next few days we worked with the owner, Cero, and his crew of mechanics, to get Vanna running properly.
Suffice to say we spent the weekend in a hotel in Urcos. Continue reading “Rainbow Mountain and the Grass Rope Bridge, Peru”
We are back in Vanna again. Although the rainy season will begin soon, it is sunny and warm today.
In May, when we arrived home in Manitoba we were reacquainted with the beauty and bounty. Long evenings, magnificent sunsets, wide open spaces, orderly traffic, and plenty of wildlife. One evening a fox ran across our lawn, the deer wander freely, many types of birds and hawks and the occasional bear sighting in the park. No wonder that people think Canada is beautiful. Continue reading “Return to Van Life – Canada to Peru”
A major tourist destination, Cusco is chock full of museums, old architecture, and traditional customs. It is also the starting point for tours to amazing treks and many Inca ruins. Over the week, we had first-ever experiences like dealing with altitude sickness, holding a baby llama, eating alpaca steak, and waking up at 4 AM to the heart pumping sensation of an earthquake.