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Ultimate Peru Itinerary for Backpackers!

Ultimate Peru Itinerary for Backpackers!

With a packed South America schedule ahead of me, and Peru being my first port of call, I planned to spend just 4 weeks in this country to ensure I saw as much of this continent as I wanted! Well, let me tell you that plan quickly turned into an epic fail! Because if you […]

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Choquequirao Trek, Peru: Everything You Need to Know

Choquequirao Trek, Peru: Everything You Need to Know

This is my complete guide to everything you need to know about the Choquequirao trek – from someone whose been there and done it! Yup, brave the most formidable hike around Cusco I have and come out the other side successfully and lived to tell the tale I have too! So if you’re wanting to […]

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21 Top Things to Do in Cusco … 9 of Them Free!

By on December 6th, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, Latin America, PERU, South America with 2 Comments
21 Top Things to Do in Cusco … 9 of Them Free!

Let’s start with a small disclaimer… I spent over 3 weeks in and around Cusco alone! Yup I spent more time in this city than I reckon most people spend in the whole of Peru and that’s because it’s a) amazing and b) there’s so much to do here. Initially, I planned to spend only […]

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7 Lima Day Trips You Can’t Miss!

By on November 21st, 2019 in Latin America, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
7 Lima Day Trips You Can’t Miss!

So many travellers just seem to overlook Lima, the capital of Peru, and disregard both spending much time there, as well as many of the great trips you can take in a day or 2 from the city. But if you do give Lima a bit more credit and a bit more of your time, […]

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Best ALTERNATIVE Colca Canyon Tour For Getting Off the Beaten Track

Best ALTERNATIVE Colca Canyon Tour For Getting Off the Beaten Track

The thing I loved most about Peru, and probably the thing that surprised me about this country was that, despite being a wildly popular country with travellers, it’s still incredibly easy and cheap to get entirely away from the crowds to some of the epic hidden corners and authentic treasures that still lie largely undiscovered […]

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Huaraz, Peru : Complete Travel Guide

By on December 3rd, 2019 in Hiking, Latin America, National Parks, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
Huaraz, Peru : Complete Travel Guide

Before my arrival into Peru, I have to admit I’d never even heard of Huaraz, let alone considered travelling there. As such a huge country and with a tight travel timeframe, I’d already pretty much mapped out my time in Peru before my arrival into Lima in September as I fled the impending winter in […]

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9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

Known as the white city, Arequipa is Peru’s second biggest metropolis and an absolute must on any South American itinerary. From strolling the colonial streets to hiking the nearby canyon, there’s no end to the amount of great things to do and see here, meaning the only real choice left is … where to stay?! […]

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13 Best Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

By on November 21st, 2019 in Latin America, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
13 Best Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

One of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage sights, the stunning city of Arequipa in the south of country is a delightful spot to explore. Renowned for its charming colonial architecture, Arequipa’s famous use of sillar, a white volcanic stone, is what gives many of its buildings such a distinctive appearance. Flanked by 3 volcanoes and […]

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19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

By on December 6th, 2019 in Latin America, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

It was my first arrival point back into Latin America after almost a decade and I’ve got to say, Lima didn’t disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations because, I have to admit, I was expecting a crime-ridden, dirty, dangerous place! And I’m sure while Lima still has it sketchy parts, the vast majority […]

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Ultimate South America Packing List for Backpackers

Ultimate South America Packing List for Backpackers

The best thing about travelling in South America is that fact that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. And one of the worst about travelling in South America is that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. That’s because packing for such a broad range of climates, altitudes, terrains and activities can be a […]

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