La Paz, Bolivia.

La Paz, Bolivia. La Paz has a reputation of being gritty and dangerous. We found it to be fine, though it wasn’t one of our favourite cities. We spent the first three nights just relaxing in a nice room at a hostel in the affluent southern district of Sopacachi at Casa Skyways B&B. Ran by … More La Paz, Bolivia.

Machu Picchu, Peru.

Machu Picchu, Peru. The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular treks in the world. To protect the route, only 500 permits are available per day, meaning the number of people on the trek at any one time is restricted. Luckily we’d read about the Inca Trail as soon as … More Machu Picchu, Peru.

Huacachina, Peru.

Huacachina, Peru. Imagine travelling through the exhausting heat of the desert to suddenly see a beautiful mirage of a glistening freshwater oasis in the distance. As you arrive you realise it’s no mirage and that the pool is fringed with palm trees and a few small guesthouses, with women selling homemade ice cream and fresh … More Huacachina, Peru.

Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru. Lima had a good feel to it as soon as we arrived and it proved to be our favourite city since Medellín. We stayed at a quiet guesthouse called Casa Hualpa B&B, on the quiet side of Miraflores, an upmarket district popular with backpackers, along with neighbouring Barranco. We were starving when we … More Lima, Peru