On Northern Peru

After leaving Lima, I motored through Northern Peru staying at most one day in each location, it seemed daft therefore to dedicate a post to each place. Here is a round-up of my travels through Northern Peru… Huaraz My first stop after leaving Lima was the trekker’s haven in the Cordillera’s for a spot of […]

Mountain biking in Huaraz

One of the things I’m missing here is my mountain bike and exercise. Throughout Peru and Bolivia I’ve found it hard to do anything other than relax due to the altitude, but since I was coping better I decided to try my hand again in Huaraz. Since I’d missed the first day by arriving late, […]

On Lima

Getting out of Bolivia was a swine. I waited, waited, and then waited some more for the border to open before eventually deciding to simply fly out. Turns out even flying out was a nightmare as the LAN.com website refused to work for me refusing to dispense a ticket but happily charging me three times. […]

On Cusco

Is it Cusco or Cuzco? The two seem interchangeable and I’m not quite sure which is right. I’m  going for Cusco. Cusco is a strange place. It’s full of tourists and the main areas are clearly geared up to catering for them with expensive restaurants, Irish bars, Western Cuisine, McDonalds and shortly a Starbucks. Step […]

Sacsayhuamán

After a late start I decided to take the Lonely Planets walking tour of Cusco and whilst going over old ground, I enjoyed sauntering along passing the time. The end of the walk is a trek up to Sacsayhuamán, which I did, but in a different way to that listed. The standard way is to […]

Travelling and the first days

It’s been a strange few days – first of all a very long trip, which whilst with dramas went ok and then arrival in a foreign city. I’m not really sure what to think about it all to be honest. The first two flights were fine – I got to Madrid on the two BA […]