Browsing Category : South America

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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San Antonio de Areco


San Antonio De Areco is a picturesque colonial town, dating from the early 18th century. Known for its gauchos and silverware, you can spend your days walking around the cobbled streets stopping at little coffee shops and restaurants, or visiting a few of the small museums.

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina


Our visit to Argentina was to be defined by two things…steak and red wine. Luckily, one of our friends lives in Buenos Aires, so he took us to some of the best restaurants and wine bars in San Telmo.

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Ilha Grande, A Brazilian Paradise


Pristine beaches and untouched jungle cover Ilha Grande, an island approximately 3.5 hours from Rio by car and boat. Years ago the island was home to a maximum security prison, housing some of Brazil’s most notorious criminals and this is partly the reason why everything has remained so preserved…nobody ever wanted to visit.

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Rocinha Favela Tour, Rio De Janeiro


Should we take a favela tour in Rio? We’ve seen a great deal of poverty before, we don’t want to walk around gawping at people and shoving a camera in their face. Is it safe to go into a favela, even with a guide? We had lots of questions before deciding to take a tour of the Rocinha favela in…

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At the Copa, Copacabana


Finally we made it to South America! Our trip started with three days in Rio De Janeiro, hitting all the tourist sites, while trying to fit in some less touristy things and getting to know the local cuisine.

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