Tag: peru

Colca Canyon

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 […]

Machu Picchu

14 Signs You Have Travelled in South America

You have accumulated at least three fake alpaca jumpers and now look identical to every other backpacker in South America Your rucksack is filled with llamas… llama pens, llama key rings, llama toys. You now are carrying more llamas than socks You took Spanish classes at Beehive Hostel in Sucre, Bolivia […]

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 […]

Antie on the Salt Flats in Bolivia

Travelling to South America with IBS

Travelling around South America for seven months has been a new challenge for my intrepid but rather unpredictable bowels. Having explored Asia extensively I felt prepared for this new challenge but equally nervous about my stomach’s reaction – how would it cope with the exotic foods, new bugs, altitude complications […]

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 […]