Just came back from 2 days of visiting the islands near Puno in Lake Titicaca – This photo is from the island of Taquile looking towards the island of Amantani. We spent the night on Amantani, in a lovely room in the house of the President of the community, Valerio. It was an amazing couple of days! Now I’m on solid ground and I feel like I’m still on a boat… #blogthis http://instagram.com/p/cusFoPHEZp/

Looks like a postcard, but it’s really my photo! We finally got to Machu Picchu! We got there before sunrise – watching the sun come up over the surrounding mountains and light the land was amazing. Saw lots of swallows and some llamas. And a couple (thousand) other tourists. Not too bad though, we managed to keep finding quiet spots. Again, GOOD ONE PERU! #blogthis http://instagram.com/p/cmUFs7nEdL/

Lima, Peru

19-21 July

On the flight to Lima, Rob and I met Adventure George. Adventure George is an American dude who’s lived in Peru and Ecuador since the 70s and has an adventure company. He was excellently friendly an gave us plenty of tips for Lima, and particularly for the Puno area. We shared a cab with him from the airport and got lots of info about the city, including him talking about the 30+ years of work that has gone in to reclaiming a strip of land on he coast of Lima, at the foot of cliffs. Impressive undertaking!

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Ode to the Guanábana

Colombia has lots of fruits for which there are no translations on English. These fruits just don’t seem to exist in Australia, or anywhere else that I’ve been in my life.

The most beautiful of these fruits is the humble guanábana. It’s one of the most fun words to say (try it! The stress is on the á). Th fruit is often about 40cm tall, about 30cm wide. It’s green, and covered in spikes. Beautiful, right?

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