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How to Spend One Month in Peru

Peru is one of those magical places that ever since I was a child I’ve been completely fascinated by. I can’t believe it’s taken me until the age of 29 to get there but we finally I made it and it certainly lived up to all my expectations. We came into […]

Cusco

Top things to do in Cusco 

Cusco was one of our favourite cities during our seven month trip around South America. We spent two enjoyable weeks there over Christmas and New Year, pottering around and recharging before the next leg of our journey into Bolivia. Steeped in history; Cusco was the centre of the Inca Empire […]

Storm clouds rolling in over Cusco

Best Places to Eat in Cusco

We spent two weeks in Cusco over Christmas and New Year’s Eve and ate out. A lot. Cusco is home to hundreds of great restaurants where you can find everything from traditional Peruvian cuisine, western food (to satisfy any pesky cravings) and great veggie options. Here are our top recommendations […]

Peru

Top Ten Tips for Travelling Peru

Peru is well established on the South American tourist trail and is a relatively easy country to navigate. That said, it’s still South America and your plans will inevitably change! So, after spending a month exploring from Iquitos in the Amazon basin to Cusco in the Andes, we have put […]

Eco Quechua sign

One of Peru’s Best Kept Secrets – An Eco Lodge Experience

Trains aren’t a common sight in South America, or at least, they aren’t now. Gone are the days when Paul Theroux could take trains all the way from Boston to Patagonia. There is, however, one notable exception – the train that ferries passengers, for a not inconsiderable sum, from Ollantaytambo […]