South America

Why are there so many different lists for the 7 Wonders of the World?

6 of the original Ancient 7 wonders of the world have been largely destroyed or have disappeared. New authors have attempted to redo the list based on present day observations. The Original 7 wonders of the world are now known as The 7 Ancient Wonders of the World but are essentially the original list. They […]

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela), also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half […]

Plaza de Armas, Lima

Yesterday I took a flight from Cusco to Lima with Aero Condor.  I didn’t want to risk taking a 30hr bus after being so ill. I’m staying in a gay hostel here in Lima (not intentionally, just didn’t realise when I booked it online).  The couple that run it are really friendly and gave me […]

The Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu

I have spent the last few days in Cusco acclimatising to the altitude in preparation for the highlight of my trip to South America… The Inca Trail. Day 1 I woke at 5am to meet the group at 5.40am at the tour office. We travelled by mini-bus and stopped off for breakfast at a lookout […]


I’ve spent a night in hospital in Copacabana due to severe hydration caused by a parasite I had contracted. I checked into a nice hotel and have slept the best part of two days but am feeling a lot better. Copacabana is lovely, nestled between two hills and perched on the southern shore of Lake […]

The Nazca Lines

I took the overnight bus from Arequipa to Nazca which arrived just after 7am in time for the 30min flight I had booked to fly over the Nazca Lines. They were really cool to see mostly for the mystery.  They were created by the people of Nazca but it is unknown why.  Each design can […]

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