Postcards from Peru

Postcards from Peru - Machu Picchu

I have just returned from the most incredible three week trip around South America and I cannot wait to share all the amazing things we did! We traveled to Peru first and headed straight for Cusco to acclimatise before embarking on our 4 day Salkantay Trek and climbing Machu Picchu.

Cusco is a very cute little city. It’s my kind of city: cobbled streets, small enough to walk everywhere, lots of little cafes and bars and some great food on offer.

Words cannot describe the beauty of Machu Picchu. After walking over 70km over 3 days and then about 1700 steps up to the top of the mountain you definitely have a sense of euphoria when you walk round the corner to see what the Incas were so clever to build.

Stay tuned for a a complete guide to the Salkantay trek and top tips for Cusco. For now, I want to share some snapshots of our time in the beautiful Peru.

Festival in Cusco, Peru

The main square in Cusco at Night. We loved this beautiful city in Peru!

Inca women in Cusco Peru

Our igloos for the night at the base of Salkantay mountain. The first night of our 4 day trek to Machu Picchu, Peru.

Walking down the railway track to the base of Machu Picchu, Peru. Part of our 4 day Salkantay trek!

The sunrise over the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, Peru.

Alpacas mowing the grass at Machu Picchu, Peru.

Perfect pisco sours in Cusco Peru. We drank at least one a day on our trip!

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Snapshots from our time traveling around Peru. The beautiful cobbled streets of Cusco, to the stunning Machu Picchu!


  1. June 6, 2017 / 11:44 am

    These photos are stunning! I especially love the one of the llamas! Can’t wait to read more about your South America trip. I know someone else who is over there at the moment and have been getting a lot of travel envy.

    • June 7, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thank you Nicola! It was great to see them so up close! We had such a wonderful time – can’t wait to share more! Are you planning on going there anytime soon? x

  2. June 8, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!! I really want to go to South America – never set foot there, need to rectify that soon x

    • June 12, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thank you lovely! This was my first time to the continent, but it definitely won’t be my last. So much more to see and it’s all so beautiful!x

    • June 12, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Do you have plans to go anytime soon? It’s such an incredible continent where every country is so different! I hope to go back one day.

  3. June 13, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Argh this just makes me want to go back all over again!!!

    • June 13, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Oh I know – editing all my photos is giving me even more reason to go back. I feel we barely touched the surface. So much love for Peru!

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