9. Machu and Macho! Peru: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Colca & Arrequipa

On crossing into Peru we discovered that, much like in Bolivia, protests are an extremely popular pastime. After learning of impending road blockades, we decided to skip Puno, pull an all-nighter and head directly to Cusco, the heart (or rather the belly-button to Liv’s disgust) of the 2,500 mile long Inca empire. In Incan mythology […]

8. Olivia in Bolivia: Sucre, La Paz, Death Road, Copacabana

After 2 months of rapid roaming and excessive Google Translate, we decided to hunker down and “estudiar espanol”. Once the capital of Bolivia (and still the constitutional capital), Sucre is a pleasant, mild climate, mid-altitude (although we still struggled up the hills) city located in the south-central part of the country. We settled in to the […]

5. Pousada Poosaga. Brazil: Salvador, Chapada and Morro de Sao Paulo

pousadapəʊˈsɑːdə/noun1. a hotel, B&B or guest house in BrazilOriginPortuguese, literally ‘resting place’. poosagapuˈsɑːgə/noun1. a period of being in somewhat less than perfect healthOriginRoamingtons June 2017, literally ‘poo saga’ As you probably have guessed from the blog intro, we were forced to face the age old reality about travelling this week; at some point everyone gets […]