Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Time for a new country, we arrived at the Ecuadorian border at 2am, not something that would have been safe a few years ago but it was a smooth transition with a police presence to deter potential robbers and kidnappers. Our first destination was Cuenca, an old colonial city that is now a UNESCO heritage … More Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Living in Lima

I had no idea what to expect of Lima. As it turns out, I could live there. It’s the first time I’ve said that in all the places we’ve visited in South America but Lima certainly ticked the boxes. In a similar way to London, the city is made up of multiple barrios, each with their … More Living in Lima

Machu Picchu

The thing about winging it is that we never have an exact plan of where we will be until pretty much the day before, or on some occasions an hour before. This has not been a problem so far but did mean that Machu Picchu could not be booked in advance and for many things … More Machu Picchu

Lake Titicaca – sun worship, dynamite and floating islands

Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and crosses both Bolivia and Peru. It is also still at high altitude at 3,810 meters above sea level. And yes, Jamie did giggle at its name…   It only took 3 hours to reach the lake from La Paz along some mountain roads with beautiful … More Lake Titicaca – sun worship, dynamite and floating islands