What a truly young and hip city. Like I was constantly saying “wow this is too hip for me” and “I wish I was 10x cooler to pass as a local”. BA is youthful, vibrant, fashionable, and a place I totally loved.
Vina del Mar is just a few hours on bus from Santiago. It’s a picturesque oceanside town with a long and beautiful beach. It’s very much an area for the wealthy Chileans and tourists with its giant polished condo building and clean modern streets.
Oh what an incredibly modern city! After a month in Lima and ten days in the Peruvian mountains it was so refreshing to be in a city with well maintained sidewalks and traffic that respected pedestrians. We lived near the downtown of Santiago, close to government buildings and museums. It was definitely the most polished […]
Cusco, was it amazing or was I oxygen deprived and delirious? Why not both! Damn Cusco! you take my breath away (I will never stop making that joke). After living at the 3400m I feel I have the right to joke about the lack of oxygen i dealt with. Thankfully, neither John or I had […]
After flying into Cusco we descended directly into the Sacred Valley. We made Ollantaytambo our home base for a few days as we explored the area and made our way to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu was not at the start of our Peruvian Mountain journey, but it was the most profound and what the trip was centred around, so let’s start here. Oh boy I took so many photos. Be warned.
Before I get into too much detail about this amazing Andean adventure I want to share an overview of how we did it. Everyone has a “best” way to go to Machu Picchu and while mine might not be the the best for everyone, I do think it worked out well for me and the […]
After spending 3 weeks in Lima, I feel like I got to know the city a bit better. Not completely, I mean can you ever really “know” a city but I definitely felt acquainted with the bohemian Barranco neighbourhood.
*I wrote this a few weeks ago when I was in Lima but had trouble adding photos due to bad internet. Sorry for the delay! Pretend I’m still in Lima when reading this haha!* Woah! Lima! Hey! I’ve been in Lima for almost 2 weeks now and I haven’t done any of the huge tourist […]
The second half of our stay in Bogotá felt more settled and comfortable. I had my favourite coffee spots, fav empanada joint, fav craft beer bar, and even navigated the Transmil during rush hour. Basically a Bogotana!