Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake

So to the dreamy Ulun Danu, a pretty pagoda temple situated on this lake in northern Bali, Indonesia. I had seen postcards of it before I went there and was intrigued. There was an entrance fee of 10,000 Rupees to enter. I was there with my Brazilian mate Rodrigo as part of a day long Read more about Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake[…]

Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel at Warmiwanuska in Peru

Inca Trail Day 2 Part 3: Warmiwanuska – Naked Man at Dead Woman’s Pass

After an uphill morning of mist and fast paced hiking, I arrived at the peak of the entire Inca Trail – known locally in Kechuan as Warmiwanuska, this was “Dead Woman’s Pass.” The view there is meant to be astonishing – there wasn’t much chance of that – as you can see from these photos Read more about Inca Trail Day 2 Part 3: Warmiwanuska – Naked Man at Dead Woman’s Pass[…]

dead woman's pass warmiwanuska

Inca Trail Day 2 Part 2: The Quest For Dead Woman’s Pass

Once we reached Wayllabamba early morning, we were given a snack lunch for the day, the reason for which i would only realise later, as we would have no more group stops until our base that evening. Our group became separated at this point, as many were faster and many were slower. I was one Read more about Inca Trail Day 2 Part 2: The Quest For Dead Woman’s Pass[…]

Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel on the Inca Trail to Wayllabamba

Inca Trail Day 2 Part 1: Early Walk to Wayllabamba

Day 2 began by wakening up to a fresh cup of tea delivered direct to our tent by the porters. In the cold misty mountains this was a lush wakening.  There are no washing or shower facilities on the Inca Trail, but in true fashion we shared some bowls to wash ourselves. We had our Read more about Inca Trail Day 2 Part 1: Early Walk to Wayllabamba[…]

Jonny Blair on the Inca Trail to Patabamba and Miskay

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 4: Patabamba and Lunch at Miskay

It was a late lunch on day 1, as we wanted to make some ground and gain height by lunch time, as dinner would be at our campsite and final destination of the night. So we made the trek up to Patabamba for lunch time, it was late afternoon, maybe around 3 pm by the Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 4: Patabamba and Lunch at Miskay[…]

Jonny Blair in Ollantaytambo Inca Trail a lifestyle of travel

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 2: Morning Snack and Final Buys in Ollantaytambo

Names of settlements themselves conjure up emotion by their very mention. Even just saying Beirut or Baghdad for instance may conjure up images of war, despair and death. The mention of Sydney or Paris conjures up glamour and richness. So what to make of those excellent wee names that often are forgotten. Ollantaytambo is one Read more about Inca Trail Day 1 Part 2: Morning Snack and Final Buys in Ollantaytambo[…]

a lifestyle of travel doing the inca trail to machu picchu in peru

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[…]

A Slow Bus To Cuzco

It was a funny old day and in the end a well worthwhile trip. Morning began for me with a 6am start in Loki Hostel, La Paz. This meant I would miss the free breakfast that day, as it doesn’t start until 7am. I got a sharp taxi ordered from hostel to bus station (I Read more about A Slow Bus To Cuzco[…]

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