I must admit, we haven’t been doing well with the whole travel diary attempt, but we’re going to get back on the boat and try again.

Since we last wrote this section, Linda and I have been travelling with our friends Angela, Janine and Mark through Peru. Highlights have included the north, where we visited Trujillo, Chiclayo and Chachapoyas — where the impressive Kuelap fortress can be found near the world’s third-highest waterfall. Then the south where we passed through Ica and Arrequipa before spending three weeks in Cusco and did some hiking in the Sacred Valley.

The shrine near the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru

Since then we’ve been hovering around Lake Titicaca, visiting the Uros Floating Islands amongst other things. We’ve just finished a week in Bolivia and are heading down to the salt flats where we plan to cross the border to San Pedro de Atacama then on to Salta in Argentina.

Now we have the WordPress app for iPod, I have hope for the diary…see you next week!

Uros explanation on the floating islands, Lake Titicaca Peru
Uros explanation on the floating islands, Lake Titicaca Peru

Your thoughts on "Travel diary: Not doing well with the diary"

  • Hi Craig and Linda - I wouldn't feel bad about not updating the diary. It's fun to read any updates you have. Plus, I'd never want blogging or keeping in touch with the outside world to stand in the way of my travels. Not that you are, but I always want to travel first, update second.

    on April 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Hey guys! If you can stick with a diary for a week, please remember to submit it to me for my Week-In-The-Life series at The Professional Hobo! I know my readers would love to know more about the inner workings of your travels...

    on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm Reply
    • @Sabina - Thanks, we try! @Nora - It's still on my to-do list! :) We'll get there.

      on May 1, 2010 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Hi Guys - just curious, as someone who's headed for southern Peru in a few weeks. Are you having trouble with internet access at all, or just having too much fun? I've assumed so far that I'll be able to blog to my hearts content in Peru just like I have on other travels, as well as having access to emails, travel planning and info online, etc. Should I be worried? Or is my time in Arequipa and Cusco going to be so awesome that I'll forget the internet even exists?

    on May 3, 2010 at 7:32 am Reply
  • Hi Sara, We struggled because of slow speeds (but easy-to-find access) as well as having to change our servers. A process we're still going through almost six weeks later. In the north, internet access was harder to find but in Arrequipa there's plenty of internet cafes (and we had wifi from our Couchsurfing host) then in Cusco the more modern, expat-oriented cafes have wifi. I'd recommend Encuentros on the street up from McDonalds corner of the Plaza de Armas as having good drink prices and fairly good wifi speeds. Hope this helps! And check out the Bus travel in South America and Cusco podcasts if you haven't already; there's some good ideas in there.

    on May 3, 2010 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Thanks! I've listened to the Bus Travel podcast - VERY helpful! I didn't realize how easy it was to find out routes and fares and such online, so that was great. I was also wondering about the safety of taking overnight buses, and you guys really reassured me about that. The guidebooks make it sound like a death sentence. Haven't checked out the Cuzco episode yet. It's been a while since I synched my ipod. But I'll definitely check it out, bc I have lots of questions about Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.

    on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Travelling, strictly in a vicarious sense, with you I appreciate that you do go places where unless you have a satelite dish it may take awhile to connect with those of living in Oblivia-surburbia. Thanks for making the effort to do it when you can!

    on May 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm Reply

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