Peru

The Salkantay Trek, an Incredible Hike to Machu Picchu

We always knew we wanted to visit Machu Picchu while in Peru but there was one thing that we weren’t quite sure about. Should we do it the easy way and take the train, or should we do it the hard way and hike there? When people talked about hiking the Inca Trail, I always […]

Where to Eat in Cusco – Peru’s Foodie Paradise

There is no denying that Peru is a culinary paradise. After travelling for three months through Ecuador and Colombia, it was nice to find some food that was a little “different”. But we enjoyed more than just Peruvian style food there. The standard of food, in general, was much higher than in other places we […]

Hiking Rainbow Mountain and The Red Valley, Peru

In recent years, Cusco has become even more popular than it already was, this time because of Vinicunca, a magnificent geologic wonder. Also known as Rainbow Mountain or La Montana de Siete Colores, Vinicunca has taken Instagram by storm. Photos of Rainbow Mountain are everywhere, complete with shots of people posing with cheeky Alpacas at […]

A Visit to Arequipa, Peru’s Most Underrated City

Arequipa is Peru’s second-largest city and for me, it’s also its prettiest. Nestled at the foot of three dormant volcanoes, Arequipa has the perfect setting. Nicknamed the “White City” due to its historic centre that is packed with chalky white buildings made from volcanic rock, Arequipa is a great city to wander around. It’s also […]

Crossing the Border from Peru to Bolivia

One thing that I’m not fond of when travelling is overland border crossings. They always seem to be a bit stressful, sometimes time consuming and often frustrating, especially the ones in Latin America. After our last Latin America border crossing experience from Ecuador to Colombia which took over two hours, we didn’t know what to […]

A Three-Day Hike into the Colca Canyon, Peru

At 3,270 metres (10,730 ft), the Colca Canyon or Cañon de Colca is the second deepest canyon in the world. But somehow, not many people have heard of it. It lives in the shadows of another famous grand canyon in Arizona that is actually only the 4th deepest one in the world! If you’re a […]

How to Spend 48 Hours in Lima, Peru

After spending over six weeks in beautiful and warm Colombia, it was time to move on. Our next destination was Peru, a country with very different scenery and a lot colder climate than Colombia. Were we ready to face the cold? Simon was; me on the other hand, am I ever ready for the cold? […]