The Salkantay Trek, the Hardest Physical Challenge I’ve Ever Completed

The Salkantay 4-day trek had been booked since July and I’d been dreading its arrival. I went through phases of trying to get fit, struggling to find both time and space to squeeze in some proper exercise. But the day had arrived and I couldn’t escape it, attempting an early night to prepare for the … More The Salkantay Trek, the Hardest Physical Challenge I’ve Ever Completed

Acclimatising in Cusco

We traveled to Cusco in style, choosing a cheaper bus company but taking a first class seat in the VIP section. Instead of a two person bus seat we each had a separate arm chair and could extend our chairs almost all the way back. It was probably the best sleep I’ve had on a … More Acclimatising in Cusco

Lima, the End of My Solo Adventure… for Six Weeks

Lima felt western to me. Staying nearby a fancy shopping centre complete with well known brands and restaurants, overlooking the Pacific Ocean had me feeling like I was anywhere but Peru. An unfortunate layer of cloud hung over the city the entire few days I was there, and apparently lingers from May to December. Combined … More Lima, the End of My Solo Adventure… for Six Weeks