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Daniel, Pedro, Elsa, Michael, Rute Pinheiro, Nelson and Rute Marques trekking on Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca

These last couples of years have been full of great moments in travelling. We’ve been to Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand…. and now we came back recently from a 19 day trip to the ancient lands of the Incas: Chile, Bolivia and Peru.

As soon as we came back from Vietnam, we began to think about our next dream destination. We had already covered a lot of beautiful Asia and were in need of some variety so we decided to head for South America. The Inca history had always fascinated us and Machu Picchu was definitely a must see monument that we had to visit before we died.

Since we had 19 days vacation we decided to cover 3 countries instead of just going to Peru. We started our trip in Santiago do Chile, headed on to the Atacama Desert (the driest desert in the world), made a 4X4 drive up Bolivia to the Uyuni Salt Flat (the largest Salt Flat in the world), stopped in La Paz (the highest city in the world), spent some time in Lake Titicaca (the highest fresh water lake in the world), crossed into Peru… headed for Cuzco by train and ended our trip gloriously in Machu Picchu after a one day trek along the Inca trail.

After 1800 km by air, 1837 km by land (20 km trekking), climbing altitudes of 5.000 mt, with temperatures ranging from  - 15Âş C to 24Âş C, 3 cases of altitude sickness, 2 cases of food poisoning and 1 hospitalization I think I speak for everyone when I say that it was worth it. For this trip to have been more than perfect we would have to have spent an additional week in some Caribbean Island resting for a couple of days.

We all wish we could do these wild kind of trips forever, year after year until we’ve visited all the 193 countries of the World, but we are now in our early 30’s and time doesn’t really care about what we want… it only cares about itself!

One thing we will always remember and cherish even if we stop travelling together is each other. Most of us have learned that true happiness is only real when it’s shared. Travelling with a group of friends is and always will be an incredible experience.

This latest Blog is out trip story… we hope you enjoy.

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