It’s just a few days to Christmas; the presents are wrapped, the preparations are almost done. It’s time to take a breath, calm the already fraying nerves and reflect on the year gone by. So I thought I’d take a moment to write a Christmas message to you.Read More
Now that I’ve finished my four-month adventure, I’ve had a few moments to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt about travel in South America. If you’re planning to go, you might just want to bear some of these in mind – enjoy!Read More
So, the first three days of the Inca trail had offered incredible sights and plenty of ups and downs. We were feeling weary and almost beaten. Here’s what happened next…Read More
I’ve been thinking for a while about how to write about my trek to Machu Picchu, because how, in four months of superlative experiences, does one go about describing the absolute highlight? Yes, you’ve heard it all before, but nothing on this earth compares to actually hiking the Inca trail. It is far, far more than arriving at Machu Picchu; the sights, experiences and people along the way make the trip. So in the end, I hit upon the idea of a photo diary, so that you can see for yourselves and so that I don’t repeat: ‘incredible’, ‘amazing’, ‘stunning’, more times than any of us would care for. Enjoy!Read More
Huaraz is a town which will quite literally take your breath away. Situated in the Peruivan highlands, it is at an altitude of more than 3,000 feet. At this height, the clouds enrobing the surrounding mountain-tops seem very close indeed. Everywhere you turn in the town, the view is spectacular. The Cordilleras Blancas mountains rise up majestically, their snowy peaks a brilliant white in the sunlight.