Puno, the last stop in Peru and a pretty long drive before we arrived. This is where the port is located on Lake Titicaca, there’s not much else to say about Puno. We headed out and grabbed a really cheap but delicious and massive Chinese, we will definitely be coming back here (and we did!).
Arriving late afternoon in Cusco allowed us time to familiarise ourselves with a place we loved so much last time, although this time a little wetter, the only plan of action was to ready ourselves for the long hike on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, we also thought that Paragliding through the Sacred Valley would be pretty amazing, so we decided to do that too. As with all travel adventures, paragliding did not fail to deliver some stories of its own!
Feeling fresh and revitalised, apart from the manic food shop and a 40 minute taxi drive that nearly made my cook group delay our departure, with roads being closed due to the changing of the guards, we shoved the food in the truck and left for a long, desert view drive south to Paracus, to be specific “Reserva Nacional De Paracas.”
We arrived at the border of Ecuador and Peru to gain our first exit stamp and entered into the country where we’d met over a year ago, we felt like we knew what we should expect from Peru but excited we were, nevertheless. Continue reading