The main railway station that serves Cusco and therefore on to Machu Picchu 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 Picchu.
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?
Hanoi, Vietnam The Sofitel Legend Metropole is an award winning colonial style hotel regularly listed in top World hotel lists. The afternoon tea in the picturesque restaurant overlooking the courtyard area is always very popular and good as a stand alone event. However the main attraction is the the chocolate buffet. For around $25 between … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Around the World
The volcano itself is around 15 foot across and about 8m deep. To get to the top of the volcano itself you walk up a dusty path and then wait your turn to descend the slippy ladder into the thick mud filled hole. There's a few things you need to know;