Carnival in La Paz

I have now discovered that Brazil is not the only country that celebrates Carnival, they ALL seem to in South America and for most of February! We arrived yesterday in La Paz, what a hectic city! The driving here is insane, I don’t understand how it works, but it seems as though there are no traffic rules and therefore […]

Adventure in Sorata

We spent two nights in Sorata and had an amazing time! We stayed at an old Colonial residence with a magical faery garden full of wild flowers, ate the best pizza, hiked 7 hours through the mud to discover a clear underground lake deep under the mountain in San Pedro and even rode a pedal boat around this incredible […]

Journey to Sorata

I said goodbye to my friends, Ka and Astro, on Isla del Sol and I am travelling now with my friend, Michael for this next leg of the journey. We are on a similar schedule with the same itinerary and it has been great to have the company!

The boat ride back from Isla del Sol first thing in the […]

Isla del Sol

This is where the Inca’s believe that the sun was born and the next island over is Isla del Luna, the birth place of the moon. The Inka legend says that it was the god, Viracocha, who rose here from Lake Titicaca after a great flood, to create the sun, moon and stars. There is also an underwater temple […]

Virgen De La Candelaria Festival

Today is the first day in the festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria which is also Bolivia’s patron saint. It has been amazing to watch the beautiful costumes, the parades of dancers with bells on their boots, and the flower mosaics covering the streets all over town!

Apparently this town, Copacabana, is most well known for its Christian pilgrimage […]

Copacabana

We arrived in Bolivia a few days ago and stopped in Copacabana for a little recharge before heading off the Isla del Sol and Isla del Luna. This is a cute little beach town where the sun seems to shine everyday. Here is our friend, Sergio, from Colombia that we met on the bus from Puno.

We are staying in […]

Isle of Taquille

I am writing this by candlelight, as rain and hail sounds like it is going to come through the metal roof of my tiny home for the night. It is louder than I ever imagined possible! Lightening is flashing through the peruvian sheets covering the broken windows in this little room, on the Isle of Taquille. We are staying […]

Machu Picchu

Had the most incredible day hiking by myself at Machu Picchu! My day started before dawn, i walked from my hostel in Ollantaytambo down to catch the 6:40 train through Inka Rail. I had my lunch packed and a spring in my step as I started on my adventure. Things were off to a great start, the sun was […]

Amazon to Andes

We left the jungle a three days ago and took a 10 hour bus ride to Cusco. It was incredible travelling up through the high Andean mountains, over 14 000ft in some places, passing llamas and tiny mountain villages. The amazing scenery almost made up for violent B movies in spanish and the fact that I was vomiting in […]

A Day in the Life…Jungle Life

Breakfast consists of a dry bun, fried egg and pureed papaya juice at 5:20am, and on boat with Ka and Astro by 6am. Slowly paddled to end of lake and saw: 2 caymens, toucans, what looked like a water snake, 6 otters with huge teeth, monkeys and to many different birds to list…this was all before 10am. Came back […]