Editing holiday photos is so. freaking. boring. Normally I force myself to edit them within the first couple of weeks of arriving home. But this time, I haven’t done it and a month has gone past, and they keep niggling at me. GO AWAY PHOTOS.
The Queen’s Birthday public holiday saw Haz and me hitting up Hobart for a bit of long weekend fun times. We flew into Hobart on a Saturday morning (with the husbands of course) and after leaving luggage at our hotel, proceeded to walk the entire length of the town in search of a particular cafe. [...]
Part 2 from the Galapagos Islands – see part 1 for lots of animal photos. We spent four days (not long enough – definitely, definitely need more time in the Galapagos!) on board a smallish boat – the Yate Darwin. There’s room for 16 guests and I think about 5-6 crew, so it was pretty [...]
So ahhhh I’m finally up to the Galapagos (yes friends, we are almost at the end of the trip posts). HOMIGAWD we went to the Galapagos. Yes, it was fricken amazing. Anyway, blah blah blah, you know all about the Galapagos Islands – they’re a cluster of volcanic islands famed for the vast number of [...]
After leaving Peru, we briefly went to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, before heading to the Galapagos Islands. Our hotel was located in the historic center. which is the best preserved and least altered in Latin America, and was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1978.
Astrid and Gaston was the only restaurant I booked before we left for our trip, reserving a table for our last night in Peru before we headed to Ecuador. If you take any notice of those “Best Restaurants in the World” lists, it’s on one of them at number 35. Astrid and Gaston is owned [...]
The Amazon was one of the highlights of our trip. We flew from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, a small town in the Peruvian Amazon. It felt like a different country from Cusco. While the air in Cusco was cool (though extremely hot in the sun), Puerto Maldonado was hot and humid. After landing, we were [...]
I felt a bit sad when we left Cusco. We had a flight to the Amazon next – which was of course, very exciting – but somehow because it was a flight, it felt more final than if we had left by bus. Because we’d had a couple of quiet days in Cusco, I had [...]
After the Inca Trail, Alastair and I were both completely Wrecked. With a capital W. Remember the 3.30am start? We didn’t get back to Cusco until 11pm that night. Longest day ever. We had another day in Cusco after the Trail, and while we probably should’ve used the opportunity to visit the Sacred Valley, the [...]
Machu Picchu is Peru’s most visited tourist attraction and I won’t lie – it was the reason we went to South America. I knew a little bit about the Inca Trail, and from the little I knew, I thought it would be cool to do. But I deliberately didn’t learn too much about it. I [...]keep looking »