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, 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

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