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

Arriving into Peru, we were the tired-est I’ve ever been on our travels! First off we started in Amsterdam, then carried on to London (transiting for a few hours in London), followed by a 12 hour flight to Lima (Peru) followed by an 8 hour overnight transit at the airport overnight, of which we planned to … Continue Reading

Truth be told, I tried to avoid this for as long as possible! From day one, we’d all decided we would have to try the Peruvian culinary delicacy that is Cuy – Roasted Guinea pig. 🐹  Thing is, my only experiences with guinea pigs has been as fluffy, furry pets so the idea of eating … Continue Reading

For starters – very hard! Not impossible (far from actually) but still hard. The trail itself is actually easy enough, it’s never so steep that you can’t handle it – what truly gets you is the fact that you’re in one of the highest altitudes in the world (even higher than Machu Picchu or Cusco) … Continue Reading

Now although we flew into Puno from Cusco to see Lake Titicaca, we’d been told the train journey from Puno back to Cusco was one of the prettiest, not just in the country but in the world. *Sidebar – we actually flew into Juliaca and then took a long taxi ride to Puno. It’s a … Continue Reading

Peru was one place we’d wanted to visit for the longest time and I’m so pleased to report that it totally lives up to its hype! It’s absolutely amazing, chock-filled with fascinating historical sights and some of the most stunning natural beauty in all of South America! If you’re looking to visit Peru soon, or … Continue Reading