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Category: Backpacking in Peru

I fell for Peru in a big way. I didn’t like it at first, it was too noisy, too touristy, too in your face.
But once I’d got past that, Peru won me over with its people, food, history and spectacular scenery and I loved backpacking in Peru!

Lake Titicaca: Crossing from Bolivia to Peru

Lake Titicaca: Crossing from Bolivia to Peru

We had left La Paz early in the morning in our faithful truck Rosita, and our first day on the road took us to Lake Titicaca and Copacabana on the shores of the lake.  Copacabana feels like a little seaside town. Paddle boats and white fisherman’s trawlers line the shore, and the lake is so huge it feels more like an ocean of shimmering blue. The town can only be reached from Peru across the Tiquina Strait, the deepest, narrowest…

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Dragoman Overland: Tour from La Paz to Cusco & Machu Picchu

Dragoman Overland: Tour from La Paz to Cusco & Machu Picchu

Visiting Machu Picchu by myself seemed way too complicated. I looked online for the traditional Inca Trail trek, to find it was already sold out for the dates I wanted. Apparently you need to book it around 6 months in advance, as they only allow a certain number of people on the trail at one time, and obviously it books up fast. I did some more research on tours and treks and was overwhelmed with the choices. As I knew…

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