Puno, Peru

Lake Titicaca sits on the border of Peru and Bolivia at 3,812 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest navigable lakes in the world. I had heard it needed to be seen from both sides, so we started from the Peruvian side in a town called Puno. Puno is about a 6 hour bus ride from Arequipa. At the hostel in Arequipa we met an Irish couple, an American guy, and a kiwi guy all heading in the same direction, so we went together. [...]

By | November 6th, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Arequipa, Peru

After small town Nazca I was looking for big things from Arequipa, and I wasn't let down. Arequipa is the second largest city on Peru and most people use it as a base for checking out Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA and is home to some impressive condors. So, as good travellers, we promptly booked a two day tour to head out the following day. There were 8 of us in total. We were picked up [...]

By | November 6th, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

The Nazca Lines

I arrived in Nazca on a fancy Cruz Del Sur bus with leather seats. It was my very first night bus experience, and quite the luxurious one. In our attempt to book semi-cama seats, we had booked full-cama... so it was a lovely case of accidental luxury. On arrival at the bus station we were surrounded by countless tour company's offering flights over the Nazca Lines. There aren't a lot of hostel options in Nazca, so we went for The Nazca Trails Hostel, which was [...]

By | November 1st, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu

I’m exhausted. But I’m exhausted because I’ve been all different kinds of awesome on the Inca Trail for the past 4 days, so it’s a proud and special kind of exhausted… and the exhaustion is my excuse for my current lack of creativity, so please accept my apologies in advance. Here lies our adventure, an adventure that will remain ingrained in my mind forever... Start of the Inca Trail - Lucky group of only 4 We left Cuzco for the Inca Trail with our group [...]

By | October 30th, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Cuzco, Peru

Turbulence. Lots of turbulence. So much turbulence, that the airplane started to feel more and more like a dehydrated tin box tumbling around thousands of feet in the air with me strapped inside, narrowly avoiding collision with the Andes mountains. There was a small, elderly Peruvian lady sitting next to me, dressed in traditional clothing with long grey plaits of hair… her head was bowed, eyes closed, hands clasped together in prayer… cue more turbulence and images of ‘death via Andes collision' became ever more [...]

By | October 26th, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Lima, Peru – Starting Out…

I finally packed up my gear and left London. It had been a four year temporary lifestyle. Four years of locum work and travelling the world. Time for one last adventure, one last dash for freedom before arriving home to start a permanent life. Travelling through South and Central America. My dream trip, I had been planning this for years... The plan: Start in Lima, travel south through Peru, Bolivia and Chile, and down to the tip of Patagonia. Then bus up through Argentina, travel [...]

By | October 22nd, 2009|Blog, Peru, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

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