My top 10 travel in 2015 – what a year!

San Pedro de Atacama

I know the year isn’t over yet, but I got to thinking about where I wanted to travel to in 2016, which also made me look back on the year that’s been.  I started wondering, what were my favourite travel experiences this year, what was my top 10 travel in 2015?  I’ve been very lucky, […]

Culinary adventures in Lima

Views over Lima

We were on the homeward stretch and our journey took us via Lima. From what I had read, there wasn’t much to recommend the city, however I had read that the culinary scene was a world leader, and good food is always exciting.  We arrived mid-afternoon and my overwhelming impression was of greyness – grey […]

The Magic of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The trek had come to an end, and tired, happy and undoubtedly a little bit smelly, we made our way in t he  van to Ollantaytambo. Here we boarded the train for Aguas Calientes, the small town at the foot of the imposing mountains hiding and sheltering Machu Picchu. We were all very excited, and it wasn’t […]

Trekking in the Andes

Trekking in the Andes

Obviously coming to Peru I was keen to go trekking in the Andes, and the only hike I knew about was the Inca Trail. Lots of other people are obviously in the same position, as it’s by far and away the most popular trek, so now restricted to 500 people per day, with permits selling out […]

Beauty & Charm in Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Lima

After the charms of La Paz it took me a little while to warm up to Cusco, but after a day or so of wandering through the town, past the hordes of tourists and up the hill to the quieter narrow cobbled laneways I began to see what all the fuss was about.  The second […]