Category Peru

South American Beach

5 of the best road trips to take in South America

Guest post by Jordan Greene. Unbelievably vast, incredibly beautiful and delightfully diverse – South America’s breathtaking landscapes can only be fully appreciated by taking to its roads. The continent boasts endless regions of spectacular scenery, cultural marvels and inspiring culinary escapades to awe any kind of traveller. Off the beaten paths, the roads may not […]

Sunday Photo – Llamas, Machu Picchu

A Christmas Message on the Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

A heart-warming tale in Peru… The Uros are no ordinary islands, but are man made out of reeds that float on Lake Titicaca near Puno in Peru. My story concerns a boy who I met there in late 2001. The young entrepreneur had drawn his own picture cards using paper and coloured crayons. Perhaps the […]

Condors, Colca Canyon, Peru

Friday Photo – Condors, Colca Canyon, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Cusco, Peru

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

Friday Photo – Inca Trail, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Wordless Wednesday, Machu Picchu, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – Uros Floating Islands, Peru

Back in 2001 Hamish and I were in Peru and as part of our tour of the country we visited Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. I do not remember too much about Puno apart from it being blessed cold in September, the starting point for the […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – Inca Trail

Not somebody that you would put in the ‘athletic’ category, the three day hike along the trail at altitude to Machu Picchu was one of the most physically demanding things that I have done. I so nearly didn’t get the opportunity………. It was 2001 and we had embarked on a three week tour of Peru […]

Condor in Flight, Colca Canyon, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – Condors of Colca Canyon

Colca is situated high up in the Andes of Northern Peru. We had booked an excursion from wonderful Arequipa, staying the night in the Andean village of Chivay. The village stay was notable for two reasons. Firstly the meal of guinea pig & pisco sours accompanied by a Peruvian panpipes band. Secondly because the hotel […]