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Here’s why trekking Colca Canyon took my breath away. people walk off into the distance at Colca Canyon

Here’s why trekking Colca Canyon took my breath away

If I was to hike somewhere with Winnie the Pooh this is where I imagine it would be. And Winnie isn’t a metaphor for my mam

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Although she was with me on this trek. After 6 months of missing my little ass she’d flown out for a two-week adventure in Peru with me. Here’s why trekking Colca Canyon took my breath away

This was hands down her favourite activity. And being honest. It’s up there for me as one of the…

Travelling Arequipa 6 awesome things to do and where to eat

Travelling Arequipa 6 awesome things to do and where to eat

I was here with the mother visiting and that meant she was paying. Which meant hotel, good food and a little fine dining. Give a dog a bone!

If there was any place in Peru to have a little time off hostel bunk beds and experience some middle class living. I reckon Arequipa is the place for it. Travelling Arequipa 6 awesome things to do and where to eat.

We have this little town up north called…

Why travelling Lake Titicaca is stunning but also a tourist trap

Why travelling Lake Titicaca is stunning but also a tourist trap

This will always go down in history for me as the place I ate a Guinea Pig. And wore a dress.

My arse was sore and my lower back needed replacing

After the pot holed ride here from Cusco. That aside the bus, as always in Peru, was pretty dam good with its reclining leather seats. Why travelling Lake Titicaca is stunning but also a tourist trap.

I arrived to Puno in our Gecko adventure group. I hate organised…

Tips for trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. Looking at the far side of Machu Pichu after entering down from the sun gate

Tips for trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu

5 days trekking this mind blowing trail wasn’t enough. So I got my mam to come out backpacking and spent another 3 doing it with her. She even went nature pooing, good on ya mam!
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Tips for trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu… well, I don’t have the copywriting skills to describe what this place is like but as I trekked upon the path three descriptions came to mind.

The garden of Eden; The feeling of flying when in a…

Why travelling Cusco is epic! A view of the city from the town centre

Why travelling Cusco is epic!

I’d live here. It’s absolutely bad ass. I mean it’s surrounded by the Andes, high up in the clouds and at the heart of it is an historic village that was ruled by the Incas.
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Best of all it’s lost no charm to modern day measure, but that’s just a smidgen of why travelling Cusco is epic. I had big love for the setup of this place and I reckon I spent in total 10 days wandering it. Once alone,…

This hostel made travelling Lima awesome. The view of Lima from the far end of the coastline

This hostel made travelling Lima awesome

I ended up here three times in 8 months backpacking South America. How I’m not sure but I wasn’t complaining. Lima is just a class city.
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Hands down I loved this place because I couldn’t get enough of staying at Alpes Lima hostel. Sometimes the place makes it, some times the hostel, if you’re lucky sometimes both. Like here. This hostel made travelling Lima awesome. The guys who run it are legends, it has a roof top bar ran by a Russian…

A reason NOT TO travel or backpack Mancora

A reason NOT TO travel or backpack Mancora

In 4 days this place destroyed me. Sorry, let me re-phrase that. The Loki hostel Mancora destroyed me. Peru’s version of Magaluf on steroids.
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A reason NOT TO travel or backpack Mancora, Or maybe it’s a REASON TO travel it?
After two weeks with my mother taking her around Peru I was in need of some letting loose time. Mancora didn’t disappoint. I arrived into Loki, made friends and got hammered. That’s how I spent 4 days here.
I wouldn’t go here…

Rainbow Mountain the greatest one day trek on earth

Rainbow Mountain the greatest one day trek on earth

This took my breath away, literally, I mean its almost 6000m. Christ!
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Rainbow Mountain the greatest one day trek on earth. Bold statement I know but I’ll back it.
I’d regret not doing this if I hadn’t done it. I just don’t think you can see the layers of colours like you do here at any other place on earth. From the very start the scenery was magnificent and I love a llama in shot, cute buggers very photogenic,  they wander…

Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude

After recently trekking the ABC over 10 days in Nepal I found a few little tips helped me along the way.
Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude. These tips help in terms of not loosing muscle mass, aiding performance and good preparation.

Tiger balm, garlic, ginger and a date on a table with the Himalayan mountains in the backdrop

Nutrition recommendations when trekking

Ginger and garlic: Split the garlic and put it into your water bottle along with the ginger. It aids…