We got to work the same time again, we are all aching really badly now and it’s such an effort to get up! Our job today was digging, lots of digging. We finished off yesterday’s trench plus 2 more. I actually really enjoyed digging, there’s something quite therapeutic and satisfying about it. At about 10.30am… Continue reading More digging and a fiesta
We got up the same time as yesterday and arrived on site again at 7.30am. As we arrived a huge lorry of concrete bricks turned up, some small, some medium and some large. They attempted to reverse the lorry into the driveway so that they could unload directly onto the plot but they couldn’t get… Continue reading I hate bricks
Yesterday I really did not think I would make it to work but I did feel a bit better this morning and decided I would go and just not eat anything so I didn’t feel bad! We got up at 5.45am, yes 5.45am and met the others at the corner just after 6.30am. Our home… Continue reading To the building site
Lack of blogs; yes I have been ill again, this time a stomach bug possibly from the water but I’m not really sure. The reason we are in Costa Rica is to do a charity project that involves building houses for underprivileged families. Emma was supposed to do the project about 4 years ago but… Continue reading First day with the charity project
Yesterday morning we left Cusco and flew firstly to Lima, then straight to San Jose in Costa Rica. The flight to Lima was fine but the one to San Jose was not good, there was a lot of turbulence and the fact we were flying with Taca Airlines didn’t help! We picked up our luggage… Continue reading Hola Costa Rica
This morning we left the hotel at 8am and took a 2 hour minibus ride to The Sacred Valley just outside of Cusco. We knew we had signed up for a trek and some zip lining but were a little surprised when we arrived. The minibus pulled up by a 300m vertical rock face that… Continue reading Zip lining over The Sacred Valley
Today we really got to see Peru and I think it’s the most beautiful country I have ever been to, or maybe tied with Brazil! It’s just so different. We had been looking forward to seeing Machu Picchu because Dad did the Inca Trail charity trek about 6 years ago and we wanted to see… Continue reading Machu Picchu
This morning we organised a tour with the hotel to see the local sights of Cusco. Our driver Henry who works at the hotel was born and raised in Cusco so knew the best places to take us. I thought the tour would just be of old buildings and ruins but to my delight the… Continue reading Tour of Cusco and a lot more alpacas!
We arrived at our guesthouse Torre Dorada this morning around 7am and went straight to bed until midday. We chose the hotel because it had really good trip advisor reviews, especially for the service and trips plus it was great value. It is located in Cusco which is the historic capital of the Inca Empire… Continue reading Cusco town and baby alpacas!
Yesterday we packed our things and grabbed some lunch at the hotel then got a taxi to Mendoza airport about 3pm. We knew it was going to be a long night and were a bit nervous about flying with LAN, a Chilean airline. As you can imagine Emma was pretty nervous and hadn’t slept the… Continue reading 3 countries in 15 hours