Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Time for a new country, we arrived at the Ecuadorian border at 2am, not something that would have been safe a few years ago but it was a smooth transition with a police presence to deter potential robbers and kidnappers. Our first destination was Cuenca, an old colonial city that is now a UNESCO heritage … More Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Lake Titicaca – sun worship, dynamite and floating islands

Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and crosses both Bolivia and Peru. It is also still at high altitude at 3,810 meters above sea level. And yes, Jamie did giggle at its name…   It only took 3 hours to reach the lake from La Paz along some mountain roads with beautiful … More Lake Titicaca – sun worship, dynamite and floating islands