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mapleLeaf

Where are they now?

So we arrived in Toronto in the midst of the all important Canadian Summer. We don’t know a Canadian Winter yet but it sounds horrific and I am hoping that just as I was made to feel about the Inca Trail (that it would be the most treacherous four days...

Inca Trail

We did the Inca Trail and enjoyed it ….

After much agonising with only 72 hours before we were to set sail, I ended up agreeing to walk the Inca Trail. We had booked our trek to begin on the 14th June over seven months prior, paying just a 30% deposit without all that much thought or research put...

Sand dunes, Huacachina

Huacachina, a sandboarding oasis

The photos can be deceiving, this little village with a population of 200 full time inhabitants isn’t all that remote and inexplicable, in actual fact it can be found a 10 minute taxi ride away from the city of Ica with a population of a cool 1/4 million. Nonetheless this...

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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

We took the six hour bus trip up to Arequipa from Puno, it was only short trip for us but as it was dark part of the trip it felt pretty tedious and we couldn’t wait to get off. Even though it was far more comfortable than any previous bus,...

Loving hut Titikaka Vegan

Puno, Peru

Our first taste of Peru was the smallish town of Puno. We left Copacabana via bus that took us over the Bolivia/Peru border (only 10 minutes from Copa) and then on to Puno, the trip took about 3 hours and cost $30Bolivianos. We had made a booking at Marlons House,...

Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana, and not the one you were thinking of …

Who knew that there isn’t only one Copacabana, in fact a three hour bus trip and short ferry ride (weather permitting) away from La Paz will find you at the lakeside village of Bolivia’s very own Copa. To get to Copacabana from La Paz you can either catch a local...

Death Road, La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia and Death Road

La Paz is an interesting city, it has a population of 4 million however it’s infrastructure is hardly what you would call developed nonetheless the city seems to harmoniously work (from where I saw it from anyway). There is traffic and plenty of horn tooting, unfinished buildings and the cities...

Local woman, sucre

Do not miss Sucre, Bolivia

We almost did and that would have been a big mistake. The only reason we ended up in Sucre for two nights was because the direct bus departing Uyuni to La Paz was fully booked, so off to Sucre we went as we did not want to stick around Uyuni...

ermas de Polques hot springs

Salar de Uyuni, making it across the salt flats

I don’t know about you but we tend to do quite a bit of research when it comes to making decisions on where to go, where to stay, who to book buses with, which tour companies are the most reputable, where to eat dinner etc. whilst traveling, most of our...

Floating about, Laguna Cejar

San Pedro de Atacama, the driest place on earth

We took our first Chilean overnight bus from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama and we were pleasantly surprised once again with the service from Turbus, the buses were far superior than any we took in Brazil or Argentina, and slightly cheaper (we were even given a blanket!!). After...