Here’s a way to see the jungle in Peru, without having to go to Iquitos.
Yurimaguas felt like a harder place. It was a thriving river port, and one that didn’t need tourists like me.
This is the beginning of my three week backpacking trip in Peru’s jungle regions. First, I need to get there!
By this action alone I cannot just return to Australia with some happy memories and stories. I have responsibilities.
There was some light in the sky by the time my bus was halfway up the winding dirt road to Machu Picchu. The jagged mountains formed the most intense horizon I had seen in my life. A few restaurants and a bathroom have been built next to the entrance gate […]
There’s a bombardment of market stalls, souvenirs, and statues of the Incas, and all in your face the moment you leave the train. The mountains loom above and the first thing you instinctively do in Aguas Calientes is look above to see if you might be able to see the […]
The taxi driver dropped me off in the main plaza of Ollantaytambo. I paid him the 15 soles and stepped out a little disorientated. I sat with a broken backpack in the square surrounded by double story Mexican and Peruvian restaurants. All catered to the tourist. These would be expensive. […]
There have been two reliable resources for me to navigate Peru. The first I use is Hostel World, a website and app which helps me decide the hostels I want to stay in. It doesn’t often fail me. The second resource is Lonely Planet’s Peru tourist guide which cost me […]
When you make a life for yourself in a foreign country, the things you truly came to experience are forgotten, for life often is predictable. Predictability means complacency for someone such as me. I had one week off for holiday and I knew I had to do something with it. […]
I wrote this while rather scared in Starbucks last Saturday: The six month lease on the apartment ended today, and I don’t exactly have a long term plan to stay anywhere. I woke with a hangover at 5am, and helped clear the last of the house. Housemate Adriaan left first […]