Author: aoife

Peru, South America

One Day Guide to Nazca

Nazca is a small town in the Peruvian desert, most famous for the Nazca lines. These archaeological depictions are pretty amazing and deports you back to what could have been so many years ago. Many say they were used for agriculture, others as representations of the stars but no one […]


Lima Travel Guide | What to do in Peru’s Capital

Lima is the capital city of Peru and has a population of over 10 million people. It is a bustling city with over forty districts. Typically Lima is the starting point for holidaying tourists and definitely marked the point of change for us in terms of tourists numbers. Maybe this was […]


Two days in Trujillo

Trujillo is another big city with a population of over 700k found along the coast of Northern Peru. It’s a sort of colonial city with the most impressive area being the main plaza with its colourful flowers, vivid structures and overall size. We didn’t find it as manic as Chiclayo […]


Chiclayo – One hell of an introduction to Peru

Chiclayo was our first stop in Peru and it was one hell of a welcome. It felt like we were back in a Guatemalan or Mexican type city with all the hustle and bustle, and people everywhere! It has a population of over 500k making it one of the top […]


Isabela Island Galapagos Budget Guide and Tips

Glistening water, intrigued seals and swimming penguins welcomed us to Isabela island. We were instantly in love. The famous seahorse shaped island is the largest of all Galapagos isles with thanks to the 6 volcanos that call it home. Puerto Villamil is the small port village and tourist hub located […]


San Cristóbal Galapagos Ultimate Budget Guide

Our first introduction to the Galapagos islands was San Cristóbal and it was an unbeatable introduction! Swimming with marine turtles on a secluded beach, gazing at sea lions lounging about the marina and beaches, and spotting red and blue footed boobies. First up, it’s totally worth the money and secondly, […]


Santa Cruz Galapagos Budget Guide and Tips

Santa Cruz is the most populated and second largest of the Galapagos islands. It has a very different vibe to the islands of San Cristóbal and Isabela. It is more built up with lots of restaurants that cater from the basic to the more luxurious needs. We didn’t see much […]


Baños – Ecuador’s Adventure Capital

Baños de Agua Santa or Baños for short is known as the Gateway to the Amazon as it is the last biggish city before the jungle. It also has the reputation for being Ecuador’s adventure capital. Situated about 4 hours from Quito and on the base of Tungurahua volcano, there […]


Getting high on Cotapaxi

Cotopaxi is the second highest volcano in Ecuador at 5897m. It is a pretty active volcano with the last eruption occurring in August 2015 but lasting until January 2016. If you are lucky you may see it’s snow capped peak which is often the inspiration for many Ecuadorian artists. A […]


Mindo – Ecuadors Cloud Forest

Mindo is situated in the heart of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest, about two hours bus journey from Quito. It is a small town surrounding by  lush vegetation making it the perfect escape from the busting city and into nature. With over 500 different bird species, it is a great spot […]


Top things to do in Quito

Quito the capital of Ecuador is a narrow but long city nestled in between the Andean mountains. The length of the city can make transversing it slightly difficult and some times uncomfortable but its doable. There are enough things to do in Quito to keep you entertained for at least […]