Sydney

Sweet civilisation. After three months of adventuring around the tropical, mountainous, coffee-farm-rich wonders of South America, we were quite happy to walk into a city which offered all of the little things we had been missing. Tap water, normal toilets and the English language to name a few. Bondi Our first stop was Bondi, where we treated ourselves…

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Chile

San Pedro de Atacama A small desert village, north of Chile, inhabited by 6000 people and 1000 dogs. That’s one dog for every six people which in our opinion is far too many people. San Pedro was our first stop in Chile. It was noticeably warmer and more expensive. With few hostels to choose from,…

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Arequipa to Lake Titicaca

Hop on a ten-hour night bus from Cusco and wake up in the ‘white city’ of Arequipa, with grand buildings made from white volcanic stone. We travelled with Cruz Del Sur, which wins the prize for comfiest and most reclining seats yet. The ticket also included a free, slightly questionable hot meal. After a day…

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hundreds of years ago followed by Incas, once ran by a Chasqui in 3.5 hours, and today trekked by tourists over four days. Organised immaculately by G Adventures, we trekked the Inca Trail with a BBC ‘The Apprentice’ winner, a Canadian cop, honey mooners, Aussies and Americans – a fabulous group of 14 aka the…

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Cusco, Peru

Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes set 3400m above sea level. With over a week here to acclimatise before our trek over Machu Picchu, we spent our time exploring the archaeological remains and watching the world go by in central square of the old city, Plaza de…

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Bogotá, Colombia

Most of our time in Bogotá was spent indulging in nice things at BOG hotel, part of the Design Hotels group. We fancied a little treat – a Christmas present to ourselves. Sleeping in a queen sized bed after dorms for six weeks was like sleeping on a cloud. The interiors of the hotel were…

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