Last year, my mum and I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Herein follows my account of the trek, with a ton of photos and some tips for future Incan trekkers.
In the Amazon I saw a tarantula, fire ants, monkeys and so many brightly-coloured birds. I also ate a lot of strange food and met a 400-year-old tree. Read on to find out more:
In the third instalment about my recent South American trip, I stay the night with a local family on Lake Titicaca, visit Incan ruins, and learn what a hangover feels like at 4000m above sea level.
In La Paz, Bolivia, we explore the Witches Market and learn about some of the rituals and offerings of the Aymara people, including human sacrifice that might still go on today.
We started our adventure in Santiago, Chile – a one-day stopover on the way to Bolivia. There was only one thing on my list to do, and that was visit La Chascona, the Santiago residence of poet Pablo Neruda.