The stunning vista of Colca Canyon

4 days in Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon is an enormous hole in the ground situated 6 hours from Arequipa in Peru, famous for being home to the phenomenal condor. It’s hiked by an awful lot of visitors to Peru but many will visit for just...
Sandoval Lake at dawn on day 2, the mist on the lake was beautiful

A visit to the Peruvian Amazon

For me one of the things that screams South America is a visit to the Amazon Jungle. We’ve spent time in jungle environments before but this is the Amazon, the mother of all jungles that spans 9 countries acros...
Stunning flamingo lakes

Bolivian South West Circuit – Part 2

To catch up on part 1 please click here Day 3   The evening before had been extremely cold, we slept at just under 16,000 ft in every piece of clothing we had with us and just about managed to stay wa...
The stunning Laguna Verde with Licancabur Volcano in the background

Bolivian South West Circuit – Part 1

When you’ve been travelling continuously for as long as we have you start to get a little complacent with what you’re seeing every day. It becomes normal to be exposed to jaw dropping scenery and new cultures o...
This isn't Gordon but possibly a distant relative

How a gecko cost us $110

This isn't the culprit but possibly a distant relative All long term travellers have stories to tell about misplacing or breaking belongings during their time on the road. The number one item that bites the...
Up close and personal

Our visit to elephant heaven

Up close and personal The Asian elephant is the second largest land mammal on the planet, only surpassed by its African cousin. So what would you do if you were stood in the middle of a huge field with two ...