Getting Beachy..

It had been about three and a half months since I’d left Australia and only twice had I been to the beach. After spending some much time in cities and in high altitude all this little black duck wanted to do was have some quality beach time. After we returned to Huaraz, L and I [...]

Trekking the Santa Cruz Trail

After a solid but not long enough sleep, L and I woke at 5:30am to be picked up for our Santa Cruz trek. Still tired from the day before I stayed awake long enough to put my bags in the van and find a window seat before falling asleep again. When I woke a short [...]

Lost My Breath at Laguna 69

Laguna 69 is a place that I've never heard of before I stepped onto South American soil. It was in Lima the first time when I heard about this incredible place. A couple I had met had just come from Huaraz and told me it was an absolute must-do in Peru. After seeing their photos [...]

Back in Lima (and getting sentimental)

Even though staying so long in Chile wasn’t originally on the cards, I was so glad I got to see some of this amazing country. That’s one of the best things about travelling; your plans can change in an instant! I made it to Santiago Airport after a disaster of a morning when nothing went [...]

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

My month in Cusco came to an end swiftly and before I knew it I was on an overnight bus heading south to Puno. I was sad to leave little Cusco; I was starting to feel like a local there, I knew my way around the streets and had my favourite cafes and drinking spots. [...]

Hiking to Rainbow Mountain

There are many famous sights to see when travelling around Cusco – Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, the alpacas – but there is one place that hasn’t quite hit the tourist radar yet. And I’m so glad to have experienced it before it has. Vinicunca (or more commonly known as the Rainbow Mountain) is a [...]