Peru

Do You Like My Hat?

Not long before we set off on our travels, we saw a documentary on Arte called “Die gefährlichsten Schulwege der Welt” (the most dangerous school journeys in the world) – in which a boy paddled two hours across a stretch of South America's largest lake to reach his school each day. That's not counting the return journey. Of course, Arte's take on things didn't show a tourist in sight. Knowing that this wasn't quite reality (we had done our homework!), yet intrigued by this way of life on the world's highest navigable lake (3,812m), we set off to see a bit of Lake Titi…

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Peru - What We Loved About You

After around four weeks in Peru, we looked back, weighed up the good against the bad, and it was clear that the positive experiences outnumbered the bad ones. Read on, and you'll see what we mean:And don't miss our pick of Peruvian shots! You'll find them here in this album.

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Machu Picchu – "Der Weg ist das Ziel"

Standing next to me at the wash basins in the first Western-style toilets I had seen for four days, a perfectly-styled day-tripper to Machu Picchu was touching up her lipstick. As I stood there in my trekking gear, no make-up, and a bandana covering more than one bad hair day, I smiled :-) Caked in four days' worth of sweat, sun-cream, and insect repellent, and knowing that I'd survived four days of no showers and squat toilets that brought a whole new meaning to the term “bathroom decoration”, it hit me just how amazing the journey had been.

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10 Tasty Treats that Tickled Our Taste Buds in Peru

Peru has some incredibly tasty food. In fact, we ate a horrendous amount in four weeks, so much so that we might have to rename our blog “pigaroundtheworld.com” :-S But it would have been rude not to sample the Peruvian culinary delights. We couldn't face the guinea pig. It looked like the poor furry creature had been electrocuted and displayed, trophy-like, alongside your quinoa and spuds. But enough horrific thoughts for now. Here are our top 10 tasty treats for you to feast your eyes on:1. CevicheRaw fish marinated in lime juice, often accompanied with sweet potato, giant-kerneled white cor…

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