In Conclusion

Back in April I left New Zealand with a heavy heart. I uprooted myself from a life I didn't want to leave because my visa had expired and headed back towards Europe via South America. I didn't really know what to expect to be honest, it was a choice between South America or South East [...]

Tupiza To Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

Finally, a tour that didn't leave traumatically early. I wasn't brutally forced from my bed at some god awful hour usually reserved for staying up until, not getting up at. The sun had risen, my basic motor functions had kicked in, the drooling had ceased and I was capable of forming vaguely coherent sentences by [...]

And You Thought Your Job Was Shit

We were down there for over an hour before we emerged, a bunch of sweating, gasping messes, congratulating each other for handling the claustrophobia fabulously in the parts where dragging ourselves along on knees and elbows was necessary, wiping the moisture from our brows with the bandannas we'd purchased to wear over our mouths to [...]

Welcome To The Jungle

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun 'n' games. Dah dah dah dah something something dah dah dah dah jungle, welcome to the jungle… But first you gotta get there. In order to get to Rurrenabaque, the gateway to Bolivia's share of the Amazon Jungle you will need the following items: Regular jungle companion. Transport. [...]

The Death Road

The Plan Cross the border on the first tourist bus I'd ever caught, complete with an English speaking stewardess who would tell us which stamp to get and where, and all whilst the bus waited for us to complete the formalities.Get food with a couple I met on the island hopping tour whilst marvelling at [...]

Lake Titicaca

At 3820m, some say it's the highest navigable lake in the world. Some say that's a load of bollocks but whatever, when you're travelling from Peru to Bolivia (or vice versa) Lake Titicaca is a handy place to cross the border and it'd be rude not to check out the islands on the way for [...]

Peruvian Munchies

I've been right impressed with the grub in Peru, I have. You're never short of a slice of pineapple, sugar coated pastries and even boiled eggs, all there on the side of the road waiting for an impulse purchase. In the morning there's an abundance of hand carts or cafes stocked full of S/.1 sandwiches [...]

Second Deepest But Not Second Best

When one thinks of big canyons one's mind usually wanders to the Grand Canyon in the USA or the space formally occupied by my brain cells before I discovered vodka, but the deepest in the world is actually right here in Peru. It doesn't have the sheer, vertical sides like the Grand Canyon so you [...]

Doing Lines

So Nasca was surprisingly good then considering I wasn't planning on spending much time there. I figured I'd part with a painful sum of cash to fly over the famous Nasca lines then bus it straight through to Arequipa to walk off the anguish of spending so much bloody money on a 20 minute flight. [...]

Desert Oasis

Think of a refreshing lagoon nestled between endless sand dunes. Think of blue skies and sunshine and sipping cold beer in the heat. Think of palm trees and pedal boats and people splashing around in the water. Think chaffing every time the wind blows and whips up the perpetual layer of sand that coats everything. [...]