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
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!
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!
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