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Postby NeilandPat » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:52 pm

Peru.

We have now been in Peru for about 5 weeks and it has been an amazing place with great people.

I think we could be here some time.

We have visited Cusco, Machu Piccu, Nasca lines and Inca remains.

Our lates blog is now available http://www.cloud9ontour.com

We have recently spent some time with two other couples travelling through the desert ( safety in numbers ) One of them created this short video that you may enjoy.

https://youtu.be/1_xurT2C0E8

If there isnt a drone in my Christmas stocking this year there could be trouble.

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Postby Waddmiester » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:00 pm

Neil / Pat,

An inspiring blog and hats off to you both for getting to Machu Picchu, it just looks awesome.

I'm with you Neil, I think the drone is rapidly becoming an inevitable addition to my other bits of kit.

They are getting lighter, better batteries, therefore longer range and flight time. On top of that, the cameras are better and better quality. They are also coming down in price which helps.

Wadders.

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Postby Rusape » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 pm

Neil,

It would very useful and informative if you were able to put down a list of failures/issues that you've experienced after a full year of being on the road. Not necessarily just mechanical failures.

I know we all have different trucks/engines/configurations, but there are a number of similarities in setup and potential usage that would make this very interesting reading.

Moving over from years of Land cruiser - roof top tenting, to a big truck will be a huge change for us, and I'm very interested to learn what works and what doesn't.

Have you used your scooter much? Has it been an issue with carnet at borders?

Stuff like that ...

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Postby NeilandPat » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:10 pm

This is a great question and one that requires some thought.

I think I will start a new thread on said findings in a few days

Neil

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Postby NeilandPat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:33 pm

Peru has been a big hit with us.

When you enter you normally get 90 days visa and Temporary Import Permit ( TIP )

But after abit of buttering up the immigration guy they granted us the maximum which is 183 Day ( Strange number I know ) I thing we will use this to the max.

So far we have only seen the the southern area which has green forests , Beautiful Pacific Beaches , Endless Desert and Planes and lots of altitude.

As I write this we are near the very nice town if Arequipa and are seriously considering spending Christmas in this region.

Not only is it a great town but early January the Dakar race comes through here which is something we would try to see.

Its a nice warm dry ( not too hot ) climate so it should a good resting place.

With some friends we recently had a bit of fun in the desert and the latest blog entry will tell you all about it

http://www.cloud9ontour.com

Neil
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Postby crinklystarfish » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Condors?

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Postby NeilandPat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Steve

Not as yet in Peru. Although we saw lots of Andean Condoes in Chile.

Strangely though the hot spot for Condors in Peru is in the Colca Canyon which is only about 150 km from here and we might get there in the next week

https://www.peruforless.com/blog/the-best-place-to-see-condors-in-peru/

I will let you know, its high on our list

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Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:43 am

Jealous much. It's one of the big birds I want to see but have so far been denied. Colca canyon is high on my list of unfinished business - hope you enjoy...

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Postby NeilandPat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Steve

Parked in the Colca Canyon right now watching them.

Awesome

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Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:47 am

Well chuffed for you mate. :D


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