The Blue Planet For The Home Sweet Homers


Mancora has everything a beach resort must have. Beautiful beaches with nice “white-ish” sand, warm water, nice waves, surfers, good restaurants and good night clubs, even some night clubs on the beach! It is one of Peru’s top tourism destinations; in 2005 340,000 tourists visited Mancora. Unfortunately there was no work for us in Mancora. Accommodation in Mancora Peru, Sol y mar. 15 soles pp, on the beach, private bathroom (salty water),… Read More

Lima is Peru’s capital and largest city. According to Wikipedia, in Latin America, Lima is the 4th largest city, just behind São Paulo, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. It is also one of the most important cities in the world levelled with Tokyo, New York, Paris, London, Sydney and Dubai. The Commerce and economy of Lima are classified as the biggest percentage of South America, together with Santiago, São Paulo, Buenos… Read More

Machu Picchu (Quechua, Old Mountain) is located at 2 430m on a mountain, which is 80km northwest of Cusco and through which flows the Urubamba River. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of theInca World. Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca… Read More

Cusco has had a central position in Inca mythology. Legend tells that the first Inca, Manco Capàc, was told by the ancestral sun God Inti, to find the qosq’o (navel of the earth). After a long journey, Manco found the city of Cusco (in Quechua qosq’o), which became the centre of the Inca Empire. As for today, thanks to the Incas ‘lost’ city Machu Picchu, which was rediscovered in 1911, Cusco has… Read More

From Tupiza to Uyuni we booked a jeep tour through the Sur Lipez and the “Reserva National de fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa” . The tour takes you from the Sillar, where you can observe amazing coloured rock formation carved by the rain, through the Altiplano with his thousand of llamas and along amazing lagoons, in the middle of the desert. The lagoons hold several chemicals, which each give a different colour to… Read More

Rebecca, Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!! We arrived in Tupiza which is known to be the South American Far West. You can visit canyons by horseback. It is also known as a perfect start for the Sur Lipez and the several Salares (Salt lakes). We are taking a 4 days tour tomorrow through the Sur Lipez up to the Salare de Uyuni. On the program are lagoons, Salt lakes, Cactus islands, hot water… Read More

After all these horrible yet adventurous bus rides, we finally decided not to book trips longer than 10hrs. We boarded the buss for Tupiza at 8:30 PM, it was supposed to be an 8 hour drive, and instead it took us 24 hrs! After a nice nap, I woke up and realised the bus was parked along the road and both bus drivers were sleeping. At dawn they started working on the… Read More

In the middle of the rainy season thunderstorms control the sky. Often you can see lightning gliding through the sky, announcing a thunderstorm passing over the neighbor village. You can walk through the city, where you’ll here and feel the thunder reverberating against the buildings. When the thunderstorm decides to pass over your own village, you don’t know in what form he plans to pass. You’ll be standing on the terrace and… Read More

Tarija is a viticultural city with colonial houses and beautiful plazas. The Plaza Central is surrounded by palm trees and lovely terraces. For us Tarija is the most lovable city we encountered since our arrival in Bolivia. The Tarijeños are happy and cheerful; the cities design is tasteful, which both give to Tarija this special “Good Vibe”. To add up to this great atmosphere, the wine and the meat are really good!… Read More

I started feeling like my body was missing out on something. I was in need of hot vegetables. The thing I miss the most about Belgium is the food. I remember at Christmas day, I had a wonderful lobster with my dad and brother. It had such a perfect taste. I’m so happy, back then, to have enjoyed every minute of it. What a wonderful souvenir. Another culinary heaven was the perfect… Read More