A Last Minute Dash to Machu Picchu

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I had no intention of visiting Machu Picchu. I had decided that it would be too expensive, too touristy and too much of a hassle. Whenever I told people this as I made my way through Peru, I was met with incredulous cries of “you must be kidding” or “don’t be a dickhead” but despite […]

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A Day Exploring Maras and Moray

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When I travelled to Peru I had no plans to visit it’s most famous site – Machu Picchu. I was running low on cash and I was convinced that getting there for a day would be too hard and too expensive. Instead, I decided to visit the ancient ruins of Moray. It was a lot […]

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Dune Bashing, Sunsets and a Stunning Oasis: An Amazing Few Days in Huacachina

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Once again, I found myself having low expectations. Huacachina looked so amazing in pictures that I was pretty seriously convinced that it’d kinda be a scam. I thought it would be so overcrowded and touristy and not at all like I’d hoped. It was definitely touristy, and moderately crowded, but actually, Huacachina ended up being […]

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Peru Hopping to Paracas and Isla Ballestas

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I knew very little about Peru when I arrived in Lima airport. I had spent so long researching and planning my time in Argentina and Antarctica that Peru had kind of become an afterthought. I had no idea what to expect, and honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. I don’t know why, but for some reason, […]

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