Cusco

The day after arriving in Lima we headed straight to Cusco. We wanted to acclimatise before our trek to Machu Picchu. Cusco is 3,400m high, altitude sickness can become a problem from 2500m plus. We booked Hospedaje Turistico Recoleta. It was about a 10min walk to the Plaza de Armas. The hostel itself had a…

Inca Jungle Trek

When I booked my travelling in January 2018 the official Inca Trail had already sold out. That is 8/9 months in advance. The official trail takes you along the same trails as the Incas where you hike at significant altitudes. So if you want to do the official trail keep in mind how far in…

Colombia

My South American trip started In Colombia flying into the capital city, Bogota. Bogota is 2640m above sea level. So it was a good start to getting used to higher altitudes as there are more to come on my adventures. Bogota We booked El Pit Hostel for 3 nights on Hostel World. The Hostel World…

Sri Lanka II

Part Two of my Sri Lanka trip and we drove from Ella to Arugam Bay. It took roughly 3 hours to drive there from Ella. We arrived in Arugam a day earlier than planned which meant choosing some last minute accommodation. Surfers Bay Resort – is right on the main strip. The rooms are perfectly…

Plastic Free Travelling

Ever since my trip to Indonesia last year I saw first hand how much plastic is dumped into the oceans. It was shocking sitting on a beautiful beach looking out onto the big blue and seeing waves of plastic pass me by. I decided to get up and collect as much as I could rather…

Sri Lanka I

Post Cambodia we flew to Sri Lanka to meet two of our friends. Once we arrived in Colombo we did the standard check of “do they have uber?” Yes. We arrived at 1am so it was straight to bed once we got to the hotel. We had a rough itinerary for the trip so we…

Cambodia

So we were taking a 14hour bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap as its was $13.50 each with Virak Buntham Express. However the journey ended up taking 17hrs and was 3 hours late getting into Siem Reap which meant moving our quad bike tour that evening. The bus was not modern and the…