måndag 17 februari 2014

Lima - our last goal

So - after more than two weeks exploring Ecuador and Peru we were back in Lima for our last night in South America.

The bay of Lima - a town with 9 millions inhabitants... The whole population of Sweden
Our farewell lunch in Lima
The Love Parc staty at the beach of Lima
The police took good care of us
The cathedral of Lima
And soooo beautiful
decorated with GOLD
And finally - on our way from Lima to Copenhagen after a WONDERFUL trip!

Titicaca

So - our final destination before flying to Lima was the Titicaca sea.... It is unbelievable that people live on those "grass islands" anchored in the sea.

We also visited one island - a real island - Thequili - and we climbed once again up the rocks for lunch at a local family. I was totally exhausted arriving up there.

What a beautiful boat - but perhaps not for sailing from Sweden to Cyprus
And the people they live here ......
In the Titicaca sea....... beloning to Peru and Bolivia
And once again we climbed, and climbed ...
for a fantastic dinner "up there"
And now it is finally down hills
What a beautiful view on our way down to the boat
And what a beautiful airport leaving for Lima - or....



On our way to the Titicaca Sea

So by train and bus we left Machu Picchu for a bus ride to Puno and the Titicaca Sea. An unbelievable trip! Look at the pictures....

Fantastic buildings and a face sculptured in the rocks
Marie and I are resting during the climbing
And so is Sven
And so am I - again......
Soooo beautiful
All of our group
Green lawn and mountains
Our lunch - "marsvin" in Swedish
And dinner in Cuzco

A bus stop
And lots of things to buy....
Entertainment in Peru

From Lima via Cusco to Machu Picchu

We were only a couple of hours in Lima - asleep in a hotel room - before we by bus and train visited Cuzco on our way to Machu Picchu. Still nobody knows why the city was built and for what reason.... But it was a sensational feeling beeing there.....

Cuzco from above
The Virgin with wings - a protector of Cuzco
Beautiful scenery from the train to Machu Picchu
And we did arrive safely
In the rain
A loving couple over Machu Picchu
What a view over the town...
Unbelievable view
Sven is reflecting over what he sees....

Unbelievable.....
This fantastic staty at the market place of Machu Picchu
We had to climb as the road was destroid
A show at the train from Machu Picchu



The Galapagos Islands

During five days we cruised along the Galapagos Islands - Floreana, Espanola and San Cristobal, snorkling meeting beautiful fishes, climbing the"mountains" meeting birds, walking around the beautiful white sand bays meeting turtle and sea lions....See for yourselves......

Our first turtle
A leguan
Resting
Sea lion
A swimming turtle
Red uncooked crabs
Waiting for our next adventure
Posting letters to the children
A beautiful bird
Ready for take off
Mother and child
Enjoying the sun on warm stones
Nature is beautiful
Yes!
Resting....
Pig lunch at our boat Isabela II
Sven with some sea lions
And Maj resting....

And Sven resting....
An earthcrake created those stone islands

Anders and Sven checking the captain of "our" boat
Isabela II
And finally - before leaving Galapagos islands - Sven with a land turtle