Machu Picchu is 2,430m above sea-level, situated on an 'eyebrow' between the Andes and the rainforest. Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, although the Spanish never found Machu Picchu. It was rediscovered in 1911 and since then has been … Continue reading Machu Picchu!
Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you put out is what you get back, and I haven't had any problems (other … Continue reading 5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again
Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world, and nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. It is also one heck of a stunning 3 hour drive through the high Andes from Arequipa - passing between volcanoes and across the Pampa Cañahuas nature reserve before the highest point of 4160m where you … Continue reading Incredible Colca Canyon
People in Ecuador (and all over the world) will visit their local shaman for a wide variety of reasons. Luckily for me, walking through the market in Cuenca on Friday, I stumbled across the weekly visit by local shamans, and stopped to watch them work. People had come in family groups, mothers with small babies … Continue reading What To Expect From Your Spiritual Cleansing
The Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest species in the world, living to over 100 years and weighing as much as 250kgs. I knew they were big, but when the boulders under the trees started moving, it was only then I realised just how large they really are. The Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa … Continue reading Galapagos II: Giant Tortoises, Penguins & Blue-Footed Boobies