Ringing in the New Year with travel on the mind

Welcome to 2017! I hope the festive season was kind to everyone. This is the time of year when many of us make resolutions to improve our lives, make us better people or in an attempt to make us happier than we were in the year past. Many resolve to exercise more, eat healthier food … More Ringing in the New Year with travel on the mind


Mountain leftovers

We just arrived in Nazca after a torturous overnight bus ride from the second largest city in Peru, Arequipa. The bus was at capacity, the air-conditioning was non-existent and the driver kept himself awake by either playing chicken with oncoming traffic or simply running them off the road. Entertaining night all round! My few weeks … More Mountain leftovers


The last week has been one full of adventure and discovery. I visited the ruins of Machu Picchu, realising a dream I have held since I was a boy. I have spent years reading Tin Tin comics, poring over articles and looking at photographs of the Incan stronghold high in the Andes, but none of … More Peru