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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The poor mans Galápagos – Isla de la Plata

Isla de la Plata

I first started reading about Isla de la Plata whilst in Quito, Ecuador and instantly became obsessed with the idea of visiting the Ecuadorian island. After a few questionable boat experiences so far I convinced myself that the hour long journey would be calm and non-life-threatening and found myself speeding towards ‘The Poor Man’s Galapagos’ […]

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