A few hours in Verona

I stopped off in Verona mainly to break up the journey between Venice and Milan, and found myself falling in love with the architecture, food, and people. I’ve made a list of some of the things I did that I would recommend to other travelers passing through. 1. Have some cicchetti for breakfast! Cicchetti is…

Moped in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru.

That time we hired mopeds and got lost in the Sacred Valley. Where? Sacred Valley, Peru When? August 2018 With whom? Martin and Daan. In Cusco we were staying in a party hostel called Wild Rover. We had had recommendations of this place from an Irish couple we befriended in Banos who had said that…

Machu Picchu

That time we ran up Machu Picchu. Where? Machu Picchu, Peru. When? August 2018. With whom? Martin and our hiking group. We hiked via the Salkantay Pass at 4,630m to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the town at the bottom of Machu Picchu. It came into existence to make money from the tourists who…

Salkantay Pass

That time we hiked to Machu Picchu. Where? Between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru. When? August 2018 With whom? Martin and the rest of the group. Most tour companies have a briefing the night before you leave for your hike. Here, we met 6 rambunctious Canadians, a German and a Taiwanese. It is a good…

Girl on Girl and Death Road

That time we saw women beat up men and cycled the world’s most dangerous road. Where? La Paz, Bolivia. When? August 2018. With whom? Martin. I’d like to clarify with the title that the girl on girl action was a completely separate event to Death Road. We spent 3 full days in La Paz, and…

Bolivia Hop

That time we became “hopsters”. Where? Cusco to La Paz. When? August 2018. With whom? Martin. Our plan was to go from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia, via Lake Titicaca, which sits across the Peru-Bolivia border. It claims itself as the highest navigable lake in the world. We wanted to see Puno, the lake…

Sunny Ecuador. Not.

That time we went to a country literally named after the equator to be cold and wet for the duration of our stay. Where? Banos, Ecuador When? July 2018 With whom? Martin In Manaus we met a couple of Spaniards who had the same flight as us to Ecuador, which worryingly had a 7 hour…

The Amazon

That time we got eaten in the jungle. Where? The Amazon rainforest, Brazil. When? July 2018 With whom? Martin We had desperately scoured the Internet for affordable amazon packages that didn’t involve a fancy lodge with day trips. We wanted an experience that was a bit more rough and wild with lots of hiking and…

Mutant Mozzies in the Pantanal

That time we explored a piece of land the size of Great Britain looking for jaguars. Where? Pantanal, Brazil When? July 2018 With whom? Martin, Meghan, Rhys, Danny and Pools. It all started with some drinking games and a domino’s pizza. We love domino’s and probably eat it too much when we’re at home and…

Sunrises and Assault Rifles in Rio

That time we got everyone up at 3.30am to watch the sunrise with the best view in Rio. Where? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil When? July 2018 With whom? Martin, Meghan, Rhys, Danny and Pules. My last post saw us climb Parrot Peak for the sunrise in Ilha Grande, a beautiful island off the coast of…