Arequipa & the Colca Canyon

The White City – another stunningly unbelievable location in the south of Peru. Full of the most beautiful architecture and natural landscapes, Arequipa needs to be on your list of cities to visit while in Peru. Sitting at 2,335 metres above sea level, it’s the perfect place to take a (slight) break from the higher-altitude…

Puno on Lake Titicaca

I spent one single day in Puno, so I don’t have too much to offer, but what I do know is that hitting up Lake Titicaca is something that you should definitely do. We explored the floating islands here, and let me tell you, I have never witnessed such an interesting way of life! The…

Cusco and the Sacred Valley

I stepped into Cusco at night, not knowing how it would compare to the gorgeous cliff sides of Lima. When I woke up in the morning and started exploring, I swore it was the most beautiful city I had ever been to. The cobblestone streets are lined with locals in the most vibrant, brightly patterned…

Lima – The Capital

When I was researching Peru prior to visiting, a lot of the posts that I read said not to bother with Lima. I’m telling you the opposite! Check it out while you are there. It has a lot of character and history and also some neat things to do and see. The food was also…

The South of Peru – A Backpacker’s Guide

Peru is stunningly diverse. From cliff sides to deserts to ice-capped mountaintops to steep canyons, there is always somewhere to explore. I kept to the southern parts of the country, namely: Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Puno, Arequipa, Nasca, Huacachina and Paracas, but the north has just as much to offer. If you plan on going…