My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair

I’m delighted to release my latest e-Book, The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail! Back in 2010 I hiked the real Inca Trail in Peru and it was always my dream to release a book about it to help others interested in doing the popular hike. The book is a detailed 102 page guide to hiking the Inca Read more about My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)

In my series on World Borders, I report on my trips across many of the borders on this planet. This time it’s a relatively unusual one, as the name of the town, Desaguadero officially sits in both the countries Bolivia and Peru. Primarily however we call it Bolivian. The border is particularly lacking in security Read more about World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)[…]

Christmas Night Train: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (and a bus to Cuzco) *

After the madness of a 4 Day Inca Trail, seeing Machu Picchu and having Christmas Lunch together in a town called Aguas Calientes, it was time to head back to Cuzco. Some of the others had wanted to meet me in “Big Brother Bar” in Aguas Calientes but couldn’t find it. Hardly a surprise given Read more about Christmas Night Train: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (and a bus to Cuzco) *[…]

Backpacking in Peru: Staying at the Pariwana Hostel, Cuzco

I normally only book hostels and hotels a few days in advance, which can mean scraping around for somewhere to stay but this one came by way of another hostel being full. While staying at Loki in La Paz, Bolivia I thought it best to ask them to book me into the Loki in Cuzco, Read more about Backpacking in Peru: Staying at the Pariwana Hostel, Cuzco[…]

Paddy Flaherty’s, Cusco, Peru: The Highest Irish OWNED Pub In The World

I make a habit of ending up in Irish Pubs around the Globe, they will start appearing on separate posts on here now too. Some people hate them, some people love them. But from having travelled to over 60 countries, I can safely say they are always the most welcoming, best decorated, most enjoyable and Read more about Paddy Flaherty’s, Cusco, Peru: The Highest Irish OWNED Pub In The World[…]

Backpacking in Peru: Cosy Cuzco

Ah Cuzco! Good old Cuzco! You cannot comprehend the magic within this city. Cuzco (which is acceptably and interchangeably also spelt Cusco) is a city in Peru. It’s famous and popular. Steeped deep in Inca history, this one time Inca settlement is now the largest “modern” city within proximity to Machu Picchu, the most famous Read more about Backpacking in Peru: Cosy Cuzco[…]

Backpacking in Peru: A Bit Of A DiLima

Lima is the capital city of Peru. I had no real intention of visiting it to be honest as on a quick tour round South America, I dipped into Peru purely to see Machu Picchu, yes I was that selfish and that unhungry to see the rest of Peru, just yet. But without having been Read more about Backpacking in Peru: A Bit Of A DiLima[…]

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Inca Trail Day 1 Part 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo By Bus

It’s one of the world’s most famous hikes and as fate and spontaneity would have it, I felt I was embarking on something special. The reason being, the four day Inca Trail that I had booked would see me finish at Machu Picchu, on Christmas Day. The perfect Christmas and the most fantastic Christmas present. Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo By Bus[…]

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