Peru is by far the favourite place I have travelled so far, and I have done my fair bit of travelling. What I adore about Peru the most is how diverse it is. I found myself one day sailing across the Ballestas Islands to observe hundreds of sea lions in their natural habitat, to trekking around the simply stunning Colca Canyon Spotting Condors soar through the air the next. The randomness doesn’t even stop there! Hiking up the rather challenging 5200m Rainbow Mountain in the Andes was my biggest highlight and something I advise everyone to do if they can – well actually you must see it all, one word – phenomenal!
Having spent many months travelling through South America, backpacking through Peru was a travelling dream. Armed only with my guidebook and the use of local buses I plodded around this amazing country for over a month. I got to enjoy the tasty cuisine of Lima, sand board in the dunes of the little oasis of Huacachina, and island hop across the sacred Lake Titicaca. My highlight has to be completing the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, the greatest hike I have ever done!