Perú – Puno to Lima

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Puno The town of Puno is not that much to write home about, it is quite touristy and relies on the tourism related to Lake Titicaca. We did a day trip on Lake Titicaca and were actually pleasantly surprised. We had a funny and flambuoyant tour guide who did a great job of informing us about the area and the communities that live on the lake. We first of all … Read More

Perú – Parque Nacional del Manu

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Visiting the Amazon rainforest has been a dream of ours for a long time, seeing it and Macchu Picchu were our two main priorities when planning this trip. We could not have asked for a better guide than Abraham from Amazon Trails Peru. We were lucky enough to be the only two people on our tour so we had a very personal experience with Abraham. He grew up in the … Read More

Perú – The Inca Trail

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

The Inca Trail deserves a post all to itself since it was one of the main reasons for visiting Peru. To put it bluntly, it was one of the hardest, most challenging things I have ever done in my life. Before starting the hike I was more worried about getting altitude sickness than the hike itself. In hindsight, I should not have underestimated the difficulty of the hike and how … Read More

Perú – Lima to Cusco

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Lima On our first day in Lima we were lucky enough to be there for celebrations related to Peru’s national day. We came across a huge celebration that included a parade with some of the most colourful costumes we have ever seen. Lima is an easy city to walk around with plenty of great restaurants and fabulous colonial architecture to see. We visited the catacombs at Santa Domingo church that … Read More

Peru – The logistics

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Peru is an amazing country, with a rich history, fabulous food and incredibly friendly people. Every place we visited was unique and fascinating. We spent 4 weeks travelling around the southern half of Peru. Initially we were a little delusional about how much we could see in a month but once we started seriously planning the trip we realised that we needed to factor in travel days. The best way … Read More