Cusco and copacabana

As a brief explanation for my lack of recent posts, I've been staying on an island for the past two days, unsurprisingly with no Internet connection. So prepare for something of a blogging splurge: I've got access to an actual computer and its raining outside...Despite my [...]

2013-03-26T18:38:00+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Bolivia, Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Cusco and copacabana

Alive and well knackered

I made it! I hiked 49 kilometres in 4 days, ascended to a height of 4200 metres, showered in a waterfall, ate cake in the midst of the mountains - oh, and saw Machu Picchu - and lived to tell the tale.My legs hurt like hell [...]

2013-03-21T22:27:00+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Alive and well knackered

The last pre-Inca post

So I made it to Cusco alive and well, survived the 23 hour bus journey with relative ease, and already it's nearly time for me to lace up my walking boots and inevitably don my waterproof for the much awaited Inca Trail trek. I can't quite [...]

2013-03-17T09:39:00+00:00 March 17th, 2013|Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on The last pre-Inca post

I love Lima

As much as I'm sure you can tell that I have, in general, been having the most amazing time on this trip so far, I don't know if you may have also noticed that thus far, I haven't been quite so enthusiastic about Peru in comparison [...]

2013-03-14T19:23:00+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Lima, Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on I love Lima

Leaving for Lima

It's been a fairly eventful couple of days in Huanchaco but tonight I'm off to Lima on another lovely lovely night bus (this one was 45 soles, it may actually be nice!)After the slight fiasco of losing my purse somewhere in Huanchaco when I got here, [...]

2013-03-11T22:09:00+00:00 March 11th, 2013|Lima, Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Leaving for Lima

Chiclayo and Chachapoyas

The thing about Chiclayo is that the only things I liked about it were the things ubiquitous to Peru - the markets, the fruit stalls, the tiny odd multi-purpose shops (they can sell you biscuits AND photocopy your passport). Nothing about it made it specifically appealing [...]

2013-03-08T00:57:00+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Chiclayo and Chachapoyas

Sand, sand… blooming everywhere

I feel like the three nights I spent at La Casina in Lobitos could hardly have been more different from everywhere I've been, everything I've done so far. It's really difficult to describe what it was like there, how the atmosphere was. La Casona itself was [...]

2013-03-06T03:30:00+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Sand, sand… blooming everywhere

Clean clothes are the best thing ever

(1st-2nd March)Having slightly deviated from my original plans for today, I got the golden opportunity to go to the launderette to finally get my clothes cleaned properly (I did some by hand at the farm but they never really dried properly...)It was raining and I looked [...]

2013-03-06T02:45:00+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Peru, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Clean clothes are the best thing ever