Hi everyone,

I am in a hostel in Puno by Lake Titicaca an it had Wifi so I can write a message on the blog!

The trip so far has been amazing. After flying into Lima in Peru, I flew to Cuzco to start my trek along the Inca Trail. The Incas are a civilisation that lived in the Andes which are the mountains in Peru. The mountains are extremely high which means there is not much air to breath. This makes doing things, especially walking, much more difficult! The 4 day trek was very hard work but thankfully we had porters to carry our belongings and cook us wonderful meals. The porters are from local villages and their bodies are more used to the lack of oxygen!

The photo shows our destination on the forth day; Machupicchu. This is an Inca town which was discovered 100 years ago by an American archeologist. It is an incredible sight to behold as it is set high up in the Andes on the side of a mountain. We reached it in time to see the sunrise illuminate it as it broke over the mountains – we had to get up at 3:30am to get there in time!

I am leaving Puno tomorrow to move to the second country on my itinerary, Bolivia. I will be spending two days in the capital La Paz before starting a 3 day drive through the salt flats in 4×4 vehicles to reach Chile.

I’ll update again when I can. I hope your are all having a fantastic summer whatever you are up to 🙂

Dr Chips