What an awesome place. I was tempted to stop in Trujillo itself for a night before heading to Huanchaco, but decided against it. Possibly because I was still a bit bothered by big town Lima and wanted to get to a small town, partly because I wanted I see to sea. For whatever reason I’m … More Huanchaco – a small village near Trujillo.
For those not in the know, or who can’t be arsed to google it, Lima is the capital city of Peru and sits on the coast (west coast of South America). I’ve been to Lima before, back in 2006 when I came to Peru with the British Heart Foundation to do the Inca Trail. It … More A 12 hour stop over in Lima
La Paz is awesome. It’s similar to Buenos Aires in that it’s somewhat westernised, with chain outlets, themed bars and pubs and its fairly condensed. That said, it’s very different is lots of ways; It’s high. At 3500 meters its 2 miles above sea level. This makes most physical things harder that you expect. It’s … More La Paz and my return to Cusco
Blooming hell it’s hot*. And there are Mosquitos. Thousands** of the fuckers. Whilst in Santa Cruz I booked to stay in a little hostel called Jodangas which was just out of town, but in between town and the bus depot which makes it perfect for me. The write ups said it was a bit ‘lively’ … More Bolivia; the story so far
My favourite is without a doubt the 159. Pedro preferred the 59. I suppose it’s all about where you want to go as they both end up in the same place; Streatham. Pedro and I. However, I jump ahead. I started my journey towards Bolivia having narrowly avoided having some geezer pickpocket me whilst … More 36 hours on a bus to Bolivia and London bus routes
Ok, I know I said the next post would be about the coach trip, but I just had an amazing day and am now having a few beers to wind down and thought I would share it with you all; Having got up at 07:00 to go for a run around Puerto Madero (4k, … More A fantastic day walking around
So the title sums this week up – so if you haven’t got time or can’t be arsed you can stop reading here. The week started with another run. The aim was upto 10k but as the group were at different stages of fitness and training (i.e I am a fat git) it was decided … More Week 2: Jazz, more running, a curry and a cemetery tour
So I’ve been here in Argentina almost a week now and it feels a lot longer.. Which is good! It’s been great hanging out with JJ and Sara, who have kindly been letting me stay with them in their flat in Nunez, Buenos Aires. They’ve also been cooking me lots of meals – they live … More Running, site seeing and missing meat.
So I boarded a flight at London Heathrow and a mere 14 hours (and 3 crap movies, 3 mini bottles of wine and one shit meal) later I arrived in Buenos Aires…. And it was raining. Raining to biblical proportions. Raining harder than it had for decades. This wasn’t the beginning I was expecting. On … More Argentina; the beginning