An Afternoon in Formby

A couple of weeks ago, Jonny and I took advantage of the weekday sun and drove West to the coast, for an afternoon stroll along Formby beach, over the dunes and back through the forest. Formby is in Merseyside and it’s beach and pinewoods are a National Trust site. It’s a home to red squirrels, […]

Copacabana

Bolivia (Part 1): Lake Titicaca, La Paz & Sucre

After Cusco, we headed to Puno which was our last stop in Peru. We only spent the night here before getting on another bus headed to Copacabana in Bolivia. We’d heard all sorts of stories about the Bolivian border crossing, mainly to do with depending on the day, it could take ages or they might […]

Machu PIcchu

Peru (Part 5): Machu Picchu

I could have included this in my previous Peru post on the Sacred Valley, but Machu Picchu is really deserving of it’s own post. Machu Picchu needs no introduction. This ancient Incan city tucked away in the Andean mountains has been seen in countless photos, it is a World Heritage site and was voted one […]

Peru (Part 4): Cusco and the Sacred Valley

The only way is up…at least in terms of altitude. We reached Cusco after an overnight bus from Arequipa. Our hostel was up a hill which was a challenge at 3399m (11,152ft) high. You have to take it quite slowly here. Thankfully I was over any altitude sickness I was feeling in Arequipa but sadly […]

Budapest

A Birthday in Budapest

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my boyfriend took me to Budapest for 3 nights for my present. We had some hit and miss weather but it is a gorgeous city and ideal short break destination. Read on to see what we got up to!

Peru Part 3: Arequipa, Altitude and the Colca Canyon

Arequipa was our first foray into travelling at altitude. At 7740ft high (2380m), this is around the elevation the body can start experiencing altitude sickness and the day we arrived, it hit me. We’d spent 12 hours overnight on a bus to get here and I didn’t sleep much so was generally feeling acutely awful […]