A trip to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

The journey is often just as impressive as the destination. That’s how it feels lounging in my colourful hammock drifting along Rio Hullaga in the Northern Peruvian Amazon. It’s not actually a picture of tranquility; yes I have slept through most of the journey, but my hammock it tied to a big, old, rusty cargo…

Santa Cruz Trek Unguided

We came to Huaraz for 3 reasons. To hike Santa Cruz, the most popular trail of the nearby Cordillera Blanca, to recover our tired legs with a few ales at Sierra Andina brewery, and to eat a mean curry after a 9-month curry hiatus. The curry was amazing. Head to Chilli Heaven for a huge…

Lima Restaurant guide – food you should eat in Lima

Normally when we visit a new city we tend to head straight to tripadvisor to help us decide on where we should go for ‘special meals’ (to beak up the monotony of budget eats like avocado on bread). While in Lima we were extremely lucky to have spent our time with two passionate foodies (one…

Central Restaurant, Lima

I was almost annoyed, knowing that in a matter of hours I would be handing over hundreds of dollars to this establishment, yet they’re making me wait… I’m happy waiting for a coffee shop to open, but I knew there was a team of people inside, why couldn’t they just open the damn doors so…

Lucuma Pie Recipe

This is an incredibly tasting dessert and it’s super simple (if you can find the damn fruits). While it isn’t the healthiest of sweets I do feel better that the shining ingredient is still technically a fruit. Recipe credits: Our Peruvian foodie friends Flavia and Renzo Preparation time: 50 minutes (plus 8 hours setting time)…

Lucuma – Exotic Andean Fruit

I’ve travelled a lot. My parents love travelling and realised the importance of seeing the world from an early age. They wanted my sister and I to have an appreciation of all the different things that exist in this world – people, cultures, languages, landscapes, customs and food. When we were old enough to drive,…

CHIRIMOYA – Exotic Andean Fruit

Wow. This thing is delicious. I wasn’t expecting much, especially as my patience for fruits with multiple small seeds wears thin at the best of times. But when I opened it up and saw the creamy white flesh inside, I knew it was going to be a winner. Move over mango – I’ve found my…

The Empanada Diaries

Empanadas. The One Thing in South America that will never let you down (unless it gives you the shits). It’s no surprise that South America can be a little dodgy at times, but the trusty empanada doesn’t fit this category. In fact, it can make the unwanted moments of travel a whole lot better (it…

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