When booking your tour to Uyuni whether from Bolivia or Chile make sure you do some research on the company first. There are lots of incidents involving drunk drivers and car accidents where tourist have died. Not to shock horror but safety first. I decided to go with an agency called Lithium who had good reviews on TripAdvisor. For tours in South America in general there is a site called FindLocalTrips and they recommend a few companies although Lithium wasn’t…

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I flew from Santiago to Calama and then an hour transfer which cost 12,000 Chilean pesos so £14 to San Pedro. The Atacama Desert is the the driest desert in the world. During the day it is pretty warm and then gets cold at night so wrap up warm especially if you go stargazing. San Pedro itself is really cute with lots of little artisan shops, restaurants and a hell of a lot of travels agencies. With all of the…

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URUBAMBA We went by taxi from Cusco to Urubamba and it cost us 100 soles. It is possible to get a bus and we may have been ripped off but it was late so we didn’t mind. We stayed two nights in Willka T’ika. Its a hotel with lovely gardens and yoga areas too. We stayed in the apartment side rented off Airbnb. The gardens themselves are meant to represent the chakras and they were beautiful, so carefully nurtured and…

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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 homely feel and a small kitchen that you could use to cook your own food. It was very quiet in terms of people so if…

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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 advance it sells out. We decided to go with a company named Reserv Cusco recommended by friends who had taken the same trek earlier in…

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CLASSES

Every Wednesday from 9th January I will be running a yoga class for charity at Benk & Bo. If you are interested please sign up via Eventbrite – I would love to see you there.