Peru

Amazon Jungle Top 10 Experiences

Amazon Jungle Top 10 Experiences

  1. Explore Iquitos on a Motocarro   Iquitos is a mad, mad little town. It is the gateway to the rest of the Amazon jungle, and is reachable either by plane (1 hour from Lima) or by boat (4 days from Lima). With a population of 422,000, it is the largest city in the...

Amazon Eco-Lodge – A Jungle Retreat

Amazon Eco-Lodge – A Jungle Retreat

Eco-Lodge Off the Radar As I sat on a speedboat racing down the Amazon river back towards Iquitos, I felt a profound sadness. Lost in the roar of the engine, I suddenly felt an urge to jump out into the river and swim back to the tranquillity of the Eco-lodge where we...

Why You Should Hike Up Mount Machu Picchu

Why You Should Hike Up Mount Machu Picchu

Among the Apus   I was sitting on top of mount Machu Picchu, 3361 m above sea level, exhausted and exhilarated from the climb. My muscles were buzzing and my feet brushed the short grass of the landing where I perched to rest. I bit into my apple, as I watched the...

How to Get to Machu Picchu

How to Get to Machu Picchu

Like a kid, I was fidgeting with excitement as our train made its way through the jungle towards the town of Aguas Calientes, the seat of Machu Picchu. It was a life-long dream about to come true. The journey in the Vistadome is extraordinary. The train offers...

Lima’s Street Art

Lima’s Street Art

Lima has a prominent street art culture, and its streets have a special vividness and romance to them. In my first post on Lima, I mentioned that sometimes the governing bodies of the different districts of Lima have trouble making unified decisions. Street art is one...

Barranco – Where to Eat, Drink and Play

Barranco – Where to Eat, Drink and Play

Barranco is said to be the beating heart of Lima. If you love food and want to experience authentic Peruvian cuisine and nightlife, head to Barranco. I booked myself on a walking food tour, and spent the best part of my first day in Lima discovering the local eateries...

24 Hours in Lima – What to Do and What to Skip

24 Hours in Lima – What to Do and What to Skip

Flying over the cloud cover stretched to the horizon, you quickly understand why Lima is affectionately called “la Grisa” by locals. Do not let this put you off – Lima is full of colour, flavour, and culture. If you get the chance, spend a day discovering this rich...

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