This is a restaurant located in the Ferry Building. They serve great, great food.
Watch out for the dog, though. He is not dangerous, but the owners are not polite enough to keep the dog away from the communal table, which I think is weird.
You have a straight view on the Bay Bridge, which doesn't have the fame of the Golden Gate, but is still well worth looking at.
Right in the Ferry Building. Tons of trams and buses go there.
This place have a splendid landscape beautiful canyon where you can sail in Cotahuasi river.
And you can watch Sipia waterfalls.
All this show can be experienced starting from Cotahuasi city with a guide from there. To reach Cotahuasi you can take a bus from Arequipa city (12 hours).
... For the adventurous, I advise taking a small bus (weekly departures) from Cajamarca to Celendin, then Celendin to Leymebamba and Leymebamba to Chachapoyas.
It's soooo worth it for the scenery. You travel in a small bus on unsurfaced single track roads, hugging close to impossibly steep mountainsides, passing over mountain peaks, through jungles and over rivers.
Not advisable in the wet season due to landslides.
Stay in Leymebamba for a few days and take in the museum with hundreds of mummies from the nearby Laguna del Condor.
For the even more adventurous take a horse trek up to the laguna. It's an Indiana Jones style adventure. Nearly impossible in rainy season.
There are many other fascinating archaeological remains in the area.
Most are easier to access on tours from Chachapoyas than directly from Leymebamba.
Hostal "Laguna de los Condores" in Leymebmba arranges day trips, tours and horse hire and the staff (family run) have excellent local knowledge.
Take a taxi up to Tambo Machay and then walk down back to Cuzco through all the ruins to end up by the big statue.
You don't need a guide - it'll take you all day - and there's food stalls on the way. We sheltered from the midday sun in one and drank beer and watched football.
Follow in the footsteps of Joe 'Touching the Void' Simpson and trek around this stunning, remote mountain range. Although you may want to avoid the near-death crawl across a glacier.
Quite challenging walking circuit (10-14 days), over 5,000 metres at one point, with the most amazing mountain views you will ever see. Don't miss the natural hotspring where you can soak weary limbs surrounded by a cirque of spiky peaks about half way round the circuit.
There are loads of trekking agencies in Huaraz where you can hire tent, stove, food and a donkey to carry it all for you!
Polpeor Cafe offers so much more than just traditional cafe fare. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can enjoy the amazing setting on Lizard Point.
However, for a very reasonable cost, you can choose from a wide range of delicious dishes including many different freshly caught fish.
Puds are often not given much thought, but the Hendys prepare these homemade delights with just as much effort as the rest of the courses.
No meal would be complete without trying the Cafe's special Jubilee Meringue.
During the summer, take your own wine or beer, choose a table looking out to sea and enjoy! The most perfect location, the most delicious tastes and no need to rush.
The Lizard Point, The Lizard, Cornwall.
For quality accomodation with a difference - self catering accommodation at lighthouses.
September 2005 we stayed at two, Danger Point near Gansbaai/Hermanus - excellent location with a good restaurant a few minutes away, very handy for shark and whale watching, lighthouse keeper couldn't have been friendlier.
CapeColumbine, Northern Cape, another excellent location with the village of Paternoster nearby with a choice of quality eateries. Lighthouse keeper's a real character.
Accommodation very high quality and we would say good value from a European viewpoint. Danger Point - sleeps 4, from R581 per night not per person.
Danger Point, by the way, was the site of the wreck of HMS Birkenhead which gave us Birkenhead drill, ie women and children first.
Canter through farms, rivers and rice terraces, followed by the magical El Misti, the view of which you still can't capture the wonder and awe of, even with three joined-up shots on a panaramic camera.
Half day trips from Arequipa.
If you go north and enjoy the lesser, but just as enjoyable, city of Trujillo and surrounding sights, carry on up into the mountain towns of Cajamarca and Cajabamba.
Both are untrammelled, compared to the southern sights and cities and provide equally impressive Andean scenery and areas of historical Inca interest.
Les Cavaliers des Étoiles means Stars Riders because they use to watch stars with telescope. South France's deep sky is amazing.
It's near the medieval village of Mirepoix (10km).
Horse treks from two to several hours on local trails. Horseriding trips and riding holidays for adults and children of all levels of ability, including beginners, from a farm near the Pyrenees.
Les Cavaliers des Étoiles
09600 Dun France
Do you remember seeing a green finger-like mountain in the background of most Machu Picchu pictures? The mountain is Huayna Picchu (also called Wayna Picchu) and there are stairs going right to the top of it. If you want an alternative view of the famous Inca site, climbing up is a must.
The climb takes about an hour but the view will stay in your mind for the rest of your life. The Incas built their cities in the shapes of different animals. Look down at the condor shape of Machu Picchu, and don't forget to bring a packed lunch and some water.
Nearest station Aguas Calientes. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes to allow more time than on an average day-trip from Cuzco.
If you haven't got time for the Huayhuash circuit, this is a great trek with spectacular scenery. We went with Huascaran Adventure Travel - great guide and much better food and kit than some rival operators. We booked through the Albergue Churup in Huaraz, which was a good place to stay.
One of many companies providing guided tours and equipment for the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. The guides were brilliant - helpful, friendly, knowledgable and introduced us to our porters.
The chef and the food were first class - better than in any resaurant in Peru.
"Real Spain" holidays on the famous Mother’s Garden working farm - you stay in a restored cottage for up to eight people, with private pool, breathtaking mountain scenery, wildlife, wine, food and culture of the Priorat in southern Catalonia.
Half an hour from Reus airport, an hour and a half from Barcelona airport, 40 minutes by train or car from the beaches and the Roman city of Tarragona, and under two hours from Barcelona itself.
Martin & Maggie went the extra mile to make our holiday as memorable and enjoyable as possible. Their local knowledge and contacts yield a fantastic range of things to do, places to go and people to meet.
If you want to get away with the kids and be close to the water parks & beaches but not "amongst it", this could be the place for you.
They are calling this area the next Tuscany and I can see why!
Valparaiso is a city designed for exploring on foot, albeit feet wrapped in sturdy shoes. Its winding roads, beautiful little alleyways and stunning views await the intrepid explorer.
The Sendero Bicentenario is a self-guided walking tour of the entire city.
The easiest and most popular part of the tour is around Cerros Concepcion and Alegre - the ex-British and German enclaves with the city's finest architecture, hotels and restaurants - but it's well worth exploring other parts of town as well.
You'll be treated to incredible views of the city and the ocean at pretty much every turn.
You should be careful not to wave around expensive cameras in some areas, especially behind the Matriz Church, but overall the city is safe and welcoming.
A two-week trek run out of Huaraz, taking in epically beautiful scenery: alpine valleys, glacial lakes, snow capped mountains. See where Joe Simpson "touched the void", from the comfort of a valley-floor campsite, but be prepared for long days and thin air.
Most of the local agencies along the main street running to the Plaza offer trips, as do KE Adventure Travel, Journey Latin America etc if you're time pressed and need to organise before you get there.
This is the highest train line in the world with the exception of the new Tibetan plateau line.
While the Lima to Huancayo section only operates a few days a year, this section is open almost every day. If the timetable does not suit you, you can even arrange for a private one-carriage train.
It's a very slow steam-train journey (8 to 10 hours) through breathtaking Andean landscapes.
When night falls, there are no lights in the train, you just go on travelling in pitch black. Candles available for sale, or make sure you have a head light.
Once in Huancavelica, stay a few days to enjoy this remote Andean town, far from the Gringo Trail. This, is the real Peru!
Hunacayo station, Departamento de Junin.
A two-day hike from the village, down into the canyon, walking through several villages and staying overnight at the oasis at the bottom, where you can take a much needed swim.
We just turned up and a local guide - who was excellent - approached us, set us up with beds and food and took us the following day. A great way to acclimatise yourself for the Inca trail walk or any other activities at altitude.
Also pretty cool is the stop off on the way there/ back at the Cruz del Condor to see the Andean condors. As far as I remember the public bus stops there and you can pick another one up later.
Bus from Arequipa which is about 100 miles away.
The Bay is a very chilled spot, maybe one of the best places in NZ to get on a boat and go out into the ocean. Great fishing, a great outdoors life, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, what more could you want?
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