If you love birds, sea lions or even penguins – you’ll love the Ballestas Islands – the poor mans Galapagos. They’re home to some of the largest colonies of wild sea birds in South America and are located just off the coast of Paracas. If you don’t like birds, don’t go – it’s that simple.
Most people are only fortunate enough to visit Machu Picchu once in their lifetime and as such, it’s really important that you spend your time wisely and visit as much as you physically can.
This post started out as a recollection of the main events from our disastrous tour of the Amazon jungle in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. It then warped into a creative writing piece written in the third person that was supposed to make it easier for me to write about these traumatic events.
To say I was uncertain about taking a flight over the famous Nazca Lines in Peru was an understatement. These planes are renowned for being somewhat unreliable, with several cases of engines stopping working and aeroplanes falling from the sky.
I’ll preface this post by saying that we’ve been fairly lazy in Cuzco, and certainly haven’t taken full advantage of what the city has to offer, but after spending just over a week here between tours and day trips, we reckon there’s still lots we can recommend.