Machu Pichu, Peru Despite being photographed thousands of times every year, Machu Pichu's magnificence can't even begin to be captured in a picture. The sheer size of the settlement, combined with the clouds rolling over the mountain tops are something I'll never forget seeing for the first time. Suru Valley, India A lot of the … Continue reading 5 unbelievable landscapes you’ve just got to visit!
Bogota & Cartagena, Colombia Colombia is an incredibly colourful country in many respects but the walls of many of it's cities are decorated in spectacular fashion. Whilst technically still illegal, graffiti artists are only occasionally fined now which means that artists are able to take their time and as such have created some giant and hugely … Continue reading Where to see the best Graffiti & Street Art
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
If you're following the Peru Gringo trail then you've probably spent a few days dusty & dry and on a variety of buses. Then suddenly, out of the desert appears a compact oasis resort, a dreamy lagoon surrounded by palm trees and 200m high dunes, welcome to Huacachina. Huacachina has a dozen hostels and hotels … Continue reading Add this desert Oasis onto your bucket list – Huacachina
The scenery - Ladakh is stunning and incredibly varied. Travel for only a few hours and the view changes dramatically. You'll be treated to Glaciers, mountains, powerful rivers and flowery fields that look almost superimposed. The people - Despite major cultural differences and also language barriers, the people I met were massively welcoming, friendly & … Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Ladakh
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a nice hotel but from my experience depending on what you're looking to get from your trip it's not always the best option. Safari & Overland Tours Africa has some beautiful & luxurious lodges, perfect for romantic trips and also offering more comfortable accommodation for older travellers. However, … Continue reading Is a Hotel always the best way to go?