Gente Maravillosa

One of the highlights of our time in Ecuador was spending time with people and experiencing the different ministry work that Julieta is involved in. On Sunday morning we went to hear her preach at a little church that met in a temporary building which they are using while they get funds to build a…

Guayaquil

We took a 28 hour bus ride from Lima to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The buses in South America that we have taken have been really nice and more like planes in their levels of service and comfort.  On this bus we had booked the front two seats upstairs for extra leg room and the awesome view…

Lima

After a sad goodbye to our friend Bron, we took a 22 hour bus ride to Lima. This was originally just to break up the trip to Ecuador, but we wound up having a fun time.  We stayed in Miraflores and enjoyed a relaxing couple of days in Lima. Some of our highlights were: Wandering…

Machu Picchu

Our day in Machu Picchu began with the sound of our 4.30am alarm – which turned out to be unnecessary as every other person in our hostel was also getting up at that time to go to Machu Picchu. The hostel even served breakfast at 5am for all the early risers! We were all getting…

The Sacred Valley

Close to Cusco is the Sacred Valley, where you can visit several  different archaeological sites.  We took a bus to Pisac, the first of these sites. Pisac has an Inca village perched high on the hills – we took a taxi up to the ruins, and walked over the high path to arrive at the…

Cusco

Cusco (also spelled Cuzco or Qusqu) is a great town, located high in the mountains (at around 3400 metres). We were really grateful to be able to stay with our friend Bronwyn there and have an insider’s view to Cusco.   Some of the highlights of our stay were: Hiking up the hill near to Bron’s…

Piako in Dubai

            Piako went to the beach in Dubai. He enjoyed the views of the Burj Al Arab and swimming on the beach.

Puno to Cusco

We took the tourist bus from Puno to Cusco, which stopped at several different interesting places along the way. Our first stop was at an archaeological museum which was quite small but interesting.  Our guide was a very enthusiastic woman, who spoke at top speed in both English and Spanish – we think we got…

Happy Mother’s Day!

This is for our fabulous, wonderful mothers Lynette (Reuben) and Julie (Karen). Happy Mother’s Day to you both! We love you very much and are sorry we can’t be there to see you today.  Thanks for being great mums; thank you for your support for our adventure and for being pretty adventurous yourselves – taking…

Puno

We took a bus alongside Lake Titicaca to cross the border into Peru, then took a mini bus from the border to  Puno. Puno isn’t as pretty as Copacabana and is much bigger – more a small city than a town.  Puno’s claim to fame is as the launching point for trips to the floating…

Copacabana

We took a taxi from our hostel up to the Cementerio area of La Paz, only to find that we had hit a lull in the day and none of the buses to Copacabana left for another hour and a half. I was a bit grumpy as we had only missed the last bus by…