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Inca Trail to machu picchu

How to choose a company for the Inca Trail


A once in a lifetime trip, walking the original Inca pathways to the 550 year old citadel of Machu Picchu. There are hundreds of companies offering Inca Trail treks and it’s difficult to know which one to choose. For conservation reasons, only 200 tourists per day are allowed on the trail. The most popular months to trek are May –…

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Seth’s Sausages of South America


Since it’s been exactly a year that we were stood on the roadside at a Colombian-style trucker stop, boasting an elderly man adorned in a hat with a sausage attached by a spring, I thought it was about time we shared a few of the sausages that we indulged in on the trip. The first sausage we enjoyed was at…

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Top 5 Travel Scams in Latin America


We wrote before about our top 10 travel scams in South-East Asia and although many of them weren’t particularly dangerous, they were all quite annoying and had the potential to lose you some money. Some of these occur worldwide and also applied to our trip in Latin America, but there were also other scams we’d heard of or experienced and…

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Inca Trail to machu picchu

The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu – Part 2


We had completed Days 1 and 2, the hardest part of the trek with the rest all now mainly downhill. I (Carrie) had really suffered on the second day, not from altitude but from a severe stomach bug and had gone to sleep at 5pm hoping the next day would be better.

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The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu – Part 1


The Inca Trail is a 4 day, 3 night hike on ancient pathways laid by the Incas ending at the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. The hike is so popular that they only allow 200 people a day on the trek, so dates can be sold out up to 6 months in advance. We booked our trek with Llama Path…

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Lima Food Tour


Keen to try some more local food, we did a food tour in the Miraflores and Surquillo neighbourhoods with Food Walking Tour Peru. Below are a few of the dishes we tried:

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We’re On The Road Again


Exciting news! Next week we are heading off to Peru and we won’t be getting on the return flight home! We decided to quit our jobs and leave our house again to explore some more of South and Central America, so keep on following us for more updates.

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