Our trip to the Rainbow Mountains of Peru was one I simultaneous looked forward to excitedly but also dreaded, ever since we booked it. The excitement part is easy to understand – it’s the Rainbow Mountains and it looked amazing in the photos I’d seen. The dread part was more due to my sometimes unfounded … Continue Reading

Coming from the UK, we’re only too aware that train journeys can be so much more than a means to get from point A to point B. Train journeys can be an amazing way to check out the natural beauty of the places you’re visiting – even when the train is moving at incredible speeds! … Continue Reading

After spending our morning in the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, we hopped aboard our boat and headed over to Taquile island. Taquile island (and its textiles) have been designated with UNESCO protected status so it’s high on the list of places to visit in Lake Titicaca. It’s also not too far from the floating … Continue Reading

One of the best parts about staying in Cusco, is that it is the gateway to a lot of amazing places in Peru so if you’re gonna choose a place to base yourself in, Cusco is probably it. The flip-side to that is that you always find that you have lot of reasons to leave … Continue Reading

*Heads up – this is a huge blog post so you might wanna grab yourself a cuppa tea and raid the pantry for biscuits before you start… 😄 After an amazing day in Machu Picchu, we arrived back into Machupicchu (the village – also known as Aguas Caliente) absolutely knackered and so ravenous! Like so hungry … Continue Reading

I’m not even sure why we initially decided to hike up Huayna Picchu. I certainly knew nothing of the amazing view in store at the top. I rarely ever go out of my way to climb mountains. Then there’s the fact that doing anything strenuous at high altitude becomes even more difficult as you find … Continue Reading

On the morning we were due to go to Machu Picchu, we got up at 3am. There’s a whole long reason why we had to be up this early (a huge part of which had to do with needing to climb Huayna Pichhu – the mountain you can see in almost every photo of Machu … Continue Reading

Arriving at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel was akin to arriving at an oasis in the desert! For starters, the altitude in Aguas Calientes is a lot lower than Cusco so even at high altitude, it was just that extra bit easier to walk around (and even sprint) without running out of breath! Then there’s … Continue Reading

Suffice to say, after the very long night’s sleep we had in Cusco, getting up at 5.30am to catch our train to Machu Picchu was pretty easy! We excitedly chucked our stuff into the suitcases (which we actually left at the hotel because; a.) We would be coming back to the hotel in a couple … Continue Reading