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A Rather Bizarre Tour of Ica’s Wineries

Peru is not known for its wine. Unless you’re a fan of sweet dessert wines I wouldn’t recommend ordering wine in a Peruvian restaurant (save for those that originate from neighbouring Argentina or Chile) or purchasing wine from the local supermarket. However it is known for its Pisco.  Also made from grapes, Pisco is a […]

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Riding the Dunes in Huacachina

Whilst our wildlife-spotting and quad bike-riding experiences had been fun, it had been disappointedly cloudy throughout the majority of our 3-night stay in Paracas, so we were keen to continue our journey south along Peru’s coastline in search of some sunshine. Our next stop was the desert oasis of Huacachina.  With just 200 residents it […]

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Yonderboxes: Make Money by Sharing your Travel Insights

A little while ago I reviewed a new kid on the block in the world of online accommodation booking – Yonderbound.   You can read my full review of the site here.  As well as being very competitively-priced (I found many properties to be cheaper than Booking.com and Hostelbookers, which are normally my go to […]

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Passing Through Pisac

In order to continue our journey from Ollantaytambo, we had no option but to return to Cusco (the other direction headed deeper into the Sacred Valley and away from civilisation), and it seemed a shame to overlook the charming village of Pisac, seeing as though we would bypass it on route back to the imperial […]

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The Cobblestone Streets of Ollantaytambo

A lot of people only visit Ollantaytambo (known as Ollanta by locals and visitors alike) as part of their Inca Trail trek.  This quaint little village with a population of just 700 is where most tour groups (ours included) stop for breakfast before heading to Km.82 (15 kilometres west of Ollantaytambo) to start the 4-day […]

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