High up, very high up, in fact 11,000 feet above the sea, in very thin air sits the intriguing city of Cusco. Often referred to as the ‘Navel of the World’, the umbilical life-giver, the puma, the stealthy predator, Cusco has a long and interesting history. On Top of the World in Cusco was last, Read More

Let Paris’ unique people inspire you. Paris has long been a haven for artists, musicians and thinkers, and this atmosphere has created a culture distinct to Paris alone. The stereotype about Parisians being rude, snobby and so on is simply not true. Don’t be fooled by this myth.  The truth is far more interesting. Don’t tell, Read More

Between rioting and strikes our trip to Puno to explore Lake Titicaca is a hit or miss affair.  Some Governments around the world were advising against any travel to Puno and the surrounding areas. We feel lucky to that we arrive as the situation stabilises and are able to access this unique region. Lake, Read More

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If New York is the “City that Never Sleeps” then Paris is the city you need a good sleep each night in so that you can make the most of each day you have there, whether it be a few days, a month or a year. There are so many things to do in, Read More

Our Cusco history lessons end with the Colourful Festival of the Sun Inti Raymi. This festival or pageant originates from the Incas who worshipped the sun. We have timed our trip so that we are here during the Winter Solstice. This means that we get to witness the wonderful celebrations of Corpus Christ and Int, Read More

Paris the city of lovers, the most romantic place on earth, the nuances of love echo from the language of the Parisians, music to the ear. We know we are in the city of Paris. With so much love around, we are bound to enjoy our time here. Slowly does it and we are living like, Read More

South America is full of gastronomical treats and cultural treasures, and you can experience both in a single cup of coca tea.  Arriving in Colonial Quito I look around our accommodation and find a generous supply of Coca tea in tea bag form. Coca Tea – Culture in a Cup was last modified: January, Read More