I’ve now officially been through the desert on a horse with no name… (actually the horse did have a name but it’s a catchy song right?).. Continue reading “It felt good to be out of the rain…”
I arrived in Arica over the border from Tacna, after a bus from Arequipa to Tacna at 2pm until 9pm (even though I was told 5 hours…. surprise surprise, it was longer!). Continue reading “Welcome to Chile”
It isnt hard to see how the nuns that worship and devote their lives to god can do so with such enthusiasm and unwavering faith when you experience the tranquility of the place they get to exist in this world. Continue reading “A peaceful walk through the Santa Catallina monestary “
There were many climbs and descents. I saw the giant condors soar over my head. At the bottom I couldn’t see the top – where I had come from, it sat in the clouds. Continue reading “The ups and downs of hiking Colca Canyon – literally. “
Arequipa was beautiful. White and chalky, Spanish in appearance and with a variety of things to do from a rock climbing gym to museum visiting, people watching, eating good food for even better prices, and visiting churches, a monestary and even alpaca world! Continue reading “Chalk and cheesy in Arequipa. “
Riddled with folklore, myths and traditional ways of living, this large body of water is the highest navigable lake in the world Continue reading “The endless sky over Lake Titicaca”
I’m back in Cusco now, and the jungle trek to Machu Picchu feels like a world away! I feel like I went through a wormhole in a Doctor Who episode into an ancient civilisation….
Continue reading “I have my head in the clouds at Machu Picchu “
“In this life we are all just walking up the mountain, and we can sing as we climb, or we can complain about our sore feet. Whichever we choose we still have gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago that singing made a lot more sense”.
Continue reading “Tasting the rainbow -Vinicunca Mountain”
Surrounded on all sides by mountains and green jungle, this city at an altitude of 3,399m not only leaves you breathless (due to the altitude), but creates a sense of creativity and again, intrigue. Cusco is one of the most visited cities in South America .
Continue reading “The red roofed city of Cusco”
“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
– Roman Payne
Continue reading “Love, loss and colour in Lima”