Discovering Nazca and the Nazca Lines, Peru

The dreaded Cruz Del Sur experience Our journey to Nazca was turmultuous.  We had decided to get a  Cruz Del Sur night bus from Cusco to Naza, as there are no flights available to Nazca (or further north along the Peruvian coast) and Cruz came recommended.  It is worth noting that the buses do not leave [...]

The Ruins of Ollantaytambo and Day trip to Moray, Salinas and Chinchero

Arrival in Ollantaytambo and recommended accommodation Our first impressions of Ollaytambo were not good - we arrived late at night on the train (see my Cusco blog for information about trains) , the taxi drivers tried to overcharge us for the short transfer to our hotel (20 soles) and there appeared to be barking feral dogs [...]

2017-05-16T10:46:24+00:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Peru (September 2015), Sacred Valley, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Ruins of Ollantaytambo and Day trip to Moray, Salinas and Chinchero

Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon jungle.. Puerto Maldonado

We travelled to Puerto Maldonado from Lima by plane. The flight was fairly easy. You check in at the desks found in the left hand side of the airport (departures) and then go up an escalator to get to security (and an array of shops and fast food restaurants). The flight to Puerto Maldonado took [...]

2017-05-16T10:57:19+00:00September 27th, 2015|Categories: Amazon Jungle, Peru (September 2015), Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon jungle.. Puerto Maldonado

What to pack for your travels in Peru

Cereal bars/snacks (remove the cardboard packaging to save space). If you're camping watch out for pesky possums who will chew through your pack if they can smell  food! They are particularly fond of Jordans Frusili bars... Torch. Penknife. 2 baseball caps (these really helped with the sun glare). 2 pairs of walking trousers (1 pair [...]

2017-05-16T10:59:02+00:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle, Peru (September 2015), Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What to pack for your travels in Peru

Will my iPhone work in the Amazon jungle humidity?

Short answer is YES, your iPhone will work in the jungle humidity I thought twice about taking my iPhone to Peru or the Amazon jungle, for theft risk and humidity reasons. But definitely glad I did. It worked fine in Peru's Amazon jungle in September 2015 (end of the dry season). Great for staying in [...]

2017-05-16T11:00:06+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Amazon Jungle, Peru (September 2015), Travel|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Will my iPhone work in the Amazon jungle humidity?