Peru, South America

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

Arequipa was established in 1540 and is the second largest city in Peru. This city is home to Peru's constitutional court and served as the capital of the country for 88 years during the nineteenth century. Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanos which gives the city a unique landscape. Misti is the only active volcano,… Continue reading Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

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Bolivia, Peru, South America

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca stretches over 190 km in the Andes along the Bolivian and Peruvian border. It has an altitude of 3,812 m and has therefore been deemed the highest navigable lake in the world. This lake is home to over 500 aquatic species and has become a tourist destination in both Bolivia and Peru. We… Continue reading Lake Titicaca

Bolivia, South America

Coroico: It might kill you to get there but the views are worth it! 

Whilst traveling in Bolivia we had heard a few people mention the small hill top town, Coroico. They described this place as prehistoric and Jurassic Park-like. We were surprised to learn that Coroico sat at an altitude of 1,600 m. This ment that temperatures would be warmer and we could wear shorts! So we decided… Continue reading Coroico: It might kill you to get there but the views are worth it! 

Bolivia, South America

La Paz and El Alto

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, and sits at an altitude of 3,500 m. The city has a backdrop of snow capped mountains, the highest being Mt Illimani which has a height of 6,438 m. This city is well known for good food, politics shopping and something called cholita wrestling. We arrived in… Continue reading La Paz and El Alto

Bolivia, South America

The Beautiful Sucre

We arrived in Sucre to find a town that was much more vibrant than Potosi. It seemed less run down, more well maintained and had a really nice energy to it. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and lies at an altitude of 2,810 m. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in… Continue reading The Beautiful Sucre

Bolivia, South America

The Silver Mine in Potosi 

Potosi is a city in the south of Bolivia that is famous for its history with mining. This city is one of the highest in the world as it sits at an altitude of 4,090 m. In 1987, this city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potosi is situated close to the mountain, Cerro… Continue reading The Silver Mine in Potosi 

Bolivia, Chile, South America

Salar de Uyuni

While traveling around South America we had met a lot of people who had done the three day/two night Salar de Uyuni tour. They all said they loved the scenery and experience but when we asked what company they used for their tour, they all replied saying that they wouldn't recommend the company that they… Continue reading Salar de Uyuni

Chile, South America

The Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is estimated to be the oldest desert on Earth as it has been hyperarid for the last 3 million years. This desert is also the driest place on Earth (well excluding the areas in the South or North Pole). Tourists are drawn to this area in the north of Chile to see… Continue reading The Atacama Desert

Chile, South America

Making our way North in Chile

After Santiago our next big attraction was the Atacama Desert. This area of Chile is 1600 km away from Santiago. So we decided to break the trip up. First we had a "rest stop" in Valparasio, and second we travelled north to the town of La Serena. Valparaiso  Valparaiso has been named by the Chilean… Continue reading Making our way North in Chile

Chile, South America

Adventuring in Santiago

Our trip to Santiago was split into two. This was due to our flight schedule down to Punta Arenas in Patagonia. In total Courts and I spent four days in the city, of which Jess was with us for two. Arriving in Santiago The first time we arrived in Santiago was a disaster. We had… Continue reading Adventuring in Santiago