5. Arequipa central market - Arequipa is often only glanced over by tourists visiting the surrounding hiking trails and volcanoes, but in the city itself are a number of fascinating places to visit. My favourite thing about the city was the colourful and bustling market occupying the large central square. It's not massively highlighted in … Continue reading Top 5 places to visit in Peru
Before going - Make sure to sort your visa in advance as they will check at the airport before you fly as well as obviously when you go through customs/immigration. Book your accommodation before you go unless you're happy going from Casa to Casa looking for spaces, Havana has lots of options for rooms but … Continue reading Havana Travel Guide
Low cost airlines are offering flights cheaper than train tickets to nearby cities and it's great news for sufferers of Wanderlust! Beware however of the additional fees that many sneak on, including those pesky luggage fees, often as much as $50! If you book hand luggage only you can save a lot of money and below … Continue reading How to pack for ‘Hand Luggage Only’.
Independence - Sometimes it's easy to rely on someone else; to make plans, to order food, to decide what time to go somewhere. When you're travelling, particularly solo, you're going to have to make decisions for yourself, potentially attempt a different language, navigate confusing bus timetables, & generally stand on your own two feet. Sure … Continue reading What you can gain by travelling!
Croatia has become a top beach destination over the past 5 years. Cheap flights within Europe, relatively low prices and a large number of world famous music festivals have meant that it's over taken other previous party destinations in terms of visitors. Sure, it's easy to see why. Croatia has some incredible beaches, Zlatni Rat … Continue reading Croatia; so much more than beaches & bars
The main railway station that serves Cusco and therefore on to Machu Pichu is a small town called Ollantaytambo about 1 hour 45 from the city. As such, throughout the morning minibuses and taxis rush through the narrow streets towards the station and most tourists don't give the town a second thought. However, Ollantaytambo is … Continue reading Beautiful Ollantaytambo, your must-visit place before Machu Pichu.
I love eating street food. For many reasons, firstly in some countries I've found that the local specialities are often better bought from a friendly woman on the street are packed full of flavour more than in an expensive restaurant (bun cha, pad thai), secondly it saves a lot of money and thirdly, I want … Continue reading Delicious Peruvian food at San Camilo Market