Tag Archive: Archaeology

El Niño: Peru prepares for devastating rain

I headed back to Trujillo to report for ABC News about the El Niño. If you are travelling to the north coast, expect rain and plenty of it. ABC News: El Nino: Separated… Continue reading

Falling in Love in Colombia, Top 10 things to do

Falling in love with Colombia is easy. Leaving is near impossible. The people are welcoming, great swathes of the environment remains untouched and the culture and dance prove intoxicating. It won’t be long… Continue reading

In the steps of Incas in Machu Picchu and Cusco

Cusco is famous for being the gateway to Machu Picchu but this colonial town offers so much more. This was my third time in Cusco and I came back to hike the Ausangate… Continue reading

The wow factor, Huascarán National Park, Huaraz

A glacier on every mountain top, turquoise lakes and beautiful rivers define this region and it seems unbelievable that anyone could visit Peru without coming here. Like most travellers, the first two times… Continue reading

Cocaine, Churches and Crossing Borders, Colombia

San Agustin Rolling hills, deep canyons, waterfalls and 3500 year old archaeology make San Agustìn in southern Colombia a must visit town on any backpacker’s list. The UNESCO listed archaeological park is impressive… Continue reading

Music, history and fertility in Villa de Leyva

The beautiful whitewashed town of Villa de Leyva is a gorgeous place to spend a few days visiting its ancient fertility and calendar site, waterfalls and mountains and mixing with the locals. A… Continue reading

Top 10 Central America

It is impossible to draw up this list without having it dominated by one country: Guatemala. With its huge variety of natural attractions and beautiful culture, Guatemala has so much to offer. Having said… Continue reading

Finding the mysterious Lost City, Colombia

High on a mountain top, hidden by dense jungle in northern Colombia is the beautiful archaeological site of La Ciudad Perdida (Trans: The Lost City). The only way to reach these ruins is… Continue reading

Guatemala Top 10

1. Hike Acatenango to get up close to Volcano Fuego’s lava eruptions 2. Visit the caves and swim in the stunning waters of Semuc Champey 3. Listen to the phenomenal sounds of the Howler… Continue reading

Mexico Top 10

1. Dive or snorkel the Cenotes of the Yucatan 2. Walk the ruins of Palenque, Chiapas 3. Snorkel with dophins in Puerto Escondido 4. Sleep under the stars in the “estrellas” at Arquitecto,… Continue reading