Sailing the San Blas Islands

Sailing the San Blas Islands

Many people doing the South/Central America gringo trail usually face the question of how to cross between the two. With overland routes being out of the question because of the extremely dangerous Darien Gap you will either need to fly or boat. I had only planned on doing South America but continually heard about this unforgettable boat trip between Cartagena […]

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September 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Just a few hours south of Mancora you can find Lobitos, an off the beaten track surf town renowned for its left hand waves.  Underdeveloped and slightly run down Lobitos has a nice charm about it, quite long beaches with no one around but other surfers there to spend as much time in the waves as possible.  Bare in mind […]

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July 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora my first beach stop since Brazil and oh what a beautiful sight! Beach bars, seafood and surfing!  I stayed at the Loki hostel which is a chain of party hostels found through Bolivia and Peru.  Mancora Loki is an old resort turned hostel so we had a big pool, big bar, balconies off all the dorms and it’s located […]

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July 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

A recommended side trip from Huacachina or on route to Lima is to visit Islas Ballestas. They are a group of islands near the town of Paracas which is only an hour away Huacachina.  The islands are home to a large variety of birds species and sea lions and you can do a day tour from hotels in Huacachina for […]

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July 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

After all the trekking of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon it was now time for me to start venturing back towards the coast to catch some sun and sand.  My aim was to get to Mancora, Peru’s number one beach town, as quickly as possible as it had already been almost 2 months since I last got to dip my […]

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July 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Arequipa and an Arduous Trek to the Depths of Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon Trek After an overnight bus from Cuzco we arrived into the stunning mountainous region of Arequipa. Arequipa is on the South West coast of Peru and is surrounded by some of the most amazing landscapes i have ever seen, from ice capped mountains to volcanoes its a bit of an adventure town with something for everyone. Our main […]

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June 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Adventures in Cusco and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Who would of thought one country could offer so much. After first popping over the border from Bolivia just to have a brief look at the floating islands of Lake Titicaca I knew I was going to love Peru. I arrived in Peru after 3 months in South America, I’d seen bits of Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Bolivia and after […]

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May 20, 2012 at 3:55 am

Photo Tour: Bolivia

Photo Tour: Bolivia

Bolivia, a country with a beautifully diverse landscape, where you can explore the contrast of the mining town of Potosi and the sacred inca island “Isla del Sol”; the sparse salt flats in Uyuni and the red hills in Tupiza or the beautiful people and markets in Sucre.

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April 21, 2012 at 3:49 am