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The Amazon

The Amazon is one of the most bio-diverse areas on earth (and one of my favourite places!!). Once again luck was on my side and during my five week stay I was lucky enough to spot some of the most shy and unlikely of animals and have one amazing exp...
Most Recent Entry: Thursday, April 19, 2007


In addition to being the home of Peru's famous 'pisco' (pisco is to Peru as tequila is to Mexico), the town of Pisco is also the jumping off point for trips to the Ballataras Islands. These Islands are famous for the incredibly rich wild-life. In ...
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, April 15, 2007


Despite being close to the west coast, Nazca is a desert town. It is so hot, ancient civilisations mummified their dead by burying them in the desert sands. But Nazca is most famous for the 'Nazca Lines'. These are huge pictographs drawn on the dese...
Most Recent Entry: Friday, April 13, 2007


Arequipa is a colonial town in central Peru. While I was there I managed to visit the Colca Canyon - home of the Andean Condor....
Most Recent Entry: Saturday, April 07, 2007

Inca Trail

This ancient Incan road leads from Ollantaytambo to the sacred city of Machu Picchu. It takes three days to walk and at it's highest point is higher than Mt Cook! Needless to say there were spectacular views. Walking in the Andes is a truely magica...
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Sacred Valley

In typical conquistador style, the spanish knocked down the Inca temple in the middle of this town and put a church on top of it. The paintings and carvings inside hold incredible intricacy, sorry I wasn't allowed to take photos inside!...
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, March 25, 2007


Cusco is a beautiful medieval town perched on the fringes of the sacred valley. Most of the buildings date from the spanish invasion (about 500 years ago) but a lot of the stone walls and foundations that the spanish built on were from the Inca period...
Most Recent Entry: Saturday, March 24, 2007

Peruvian Food

To answer the question about what people actually eat here, I went to a Peruvian food and drink night and took a few photos of the local cuisine. We also had some pisco sours (a potent alcoholic cocktail) and some chicha (a beer brewed from corn). ...
Most Recent Entry: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Arriving in Peru

Before you pack your bags and head to Peru, there are a few interesting things you should know... 1. You can't flush toilet paper down the toilets in Peru, the sewage pipes are too narrow. The paper goes in a little bin beside the toilet. 2. Peruvia...
Most Recent Entry: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Christmas 2006

I love Christmas. It is such a magical time and this year was even more special. With Craig and Harvey over from Australia and it being Sophie's first Christmas, we had a lot to celebrate. The kids loved their presents (and each others!) Sophie go...
Most Recent Entry: Monday, December 25, 2006