Visiting Machu Picchu

Peru Rail

A quick flight from Lima to Cusco and a little taste of altitude sickness to get us in the mood for Machu Picchu. We had always planned on visiting Machu Picchu from the early days of our Latin America tour. Visiting Machu Picchu for us was a pinnacle moment in our travels it marked the […]

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Colonial Lima, Peru – The capital on the coast

Lima bus tour

Of all the colonial cities in all of the Spanish colonial countries we’ve visited Lima is by far the most impressive. It bleeds Spanish culture. With no regrets I’ll even say I prefer Lima’s historic centre to Mexico City’s. It’s big, vibrant and there’s no shortage of character. It actually has buildings in every shade of Amarillo you […]

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Mancora, Peru and Loki del Mar

Mancora Beach in Peru

I can’t say I enjoyed crossing the Ecuador to Peru border at 2 o’clock in the morning but that’s how it happened on our journey to Mancora, Peru. We misplanned our journey from Guayaquil in Ecuador to Mancora Beach in Peru and much to our dismay from Guayaquil, the last town on the Ecuador  side of […]

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Sunsets in Montañita, Ecuador

Montañita Beach

 The Magaluf of South America, its Ecuador’s very own Zante. Montañita was where I chose to turn 23, celebrate Australia Day and finish off my Ecuadorian travel experience. 8 days after arriving and the same number of sunsets later we forced ourselves to move on from the beach resort of Montañita with significantly lighter wallets […]

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