We continue with the stories of the trip to Uganda for free that we did in October 2012. That day we continued exploring the Queen Elizabeth National Park. As a general rule, when doing an African safari, only the natural wonders of the country are visited. However, the safari we did with Red Chilli was a bit different.
And finally the Easter holidays arrived. Have you not been made eternal these three months? Me. Although in reality the week stays in only four days ... Having only 4 days and, knowing that flights are impossible for those dates, we look for a destination close to which we could reach by car.
Our arrival in Peru could be summarized as follows: 30 hours of travel, 2 stops and 1 climb from 0 to 3,300 meters of altitude. At two in the afternoon we landed at the airport of Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, and access point to Machu Picchu. There are official white taxis, which we did not see, that take you downtown for 5, 10 or 15 soles depending on your bargaining ability.
When Barbara Weibel of Hole in the Donut told me that I was going to Girona's TBEX and proposed to go together, one of the things that worried us most was finding cheap accommodation in Girona for so many days. In addition, we also wanted to share experiences and spend more time with Heather Cowper of Heather on her Travels and Laurel Robbins of Monkeys and Mountains.
For 74 years, Nara was the capital of Japan and luckily it still retains some great gardens and temples. In Nara you can see the Todai-ji Temple completed in 752, and famous for its Great Buddha. But what I really want is to see the "vultures" of Nara. It is not that this beautiful city is full of these birds of prey, if not some beautiful deer that chase anything in search of food.
That day we had booked an excursion with the hotel to visit the temples of Abydos and Dendera. They are off the tourist route and are the best preserved in Egypt. We left after breakfast at 7.30 and first we went to Abydos, which is further from Luxor than Dendera (about two and a half hours from Luxor).