Peru – on the train across the High Plains

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This must rate as the best train journey in the world!. The train was all old polished wood and brass.

We’d just got started and this shaman, all dressed in a wollen costume unexpectedly burst out of the back and rampaged up and down the aisle

The shaman, donned a different costume and proceeded to perform shamanic rites at the back of the train. It seemed to consist of prayers to gods in the sky, beseeching and the burning of coca leaves. I’m not sure if it worked but we got there safely.

Then we were regaled to amazing Peruvian musicianship and dancing with the most glorious costumes.

You could look out of the window, or hang off the back of the train (Health and Safety was nonexistent) and see the most amazing scenery.

What an amazing journey!

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Japan Rail Pass | worth it?

Whether this is your first time planning a trip to Japan or your 100th, the inevitable question is “will the Japan Rail (JR) Pass be worth it?” If you have never heard of it, read about the JR pass from the real website – there are plenty of third-party companies also trying to sell the JR Pass but the real websites lists authorized sellers. Here are the North America locations but more are listed on the site.

The short answer to the big question is, “it depends on where you’re visiting and for how long.” This post lays out the various options so that you may decide for yourself which deal will be perfect for your trip.

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