“Put on your rain jacket,” the Kiwi guy said. I looked up at the blue sky, with no cloud in sight. “It protects you against mosquitos,” he added. “Trust me, I’ve been here for a couple of days already.” Have you ever ended up in the middle of nowhere and realised that you forgot, Read More

If you want to go to the Amazon in Peru (and you totally should), chances are high that you’ll pass through Iquitos. Iquitos is the biggest city in the world that cannot be reached by car. You can go by boat down the Amazon, but most travellers arrive here by plane. While many jungle, Read More

“There!” I pointed towards the place where the fin had just disappeared. “Did you see it? Was that one of the pink dolphins?” I can’t remember the first time I had heard of those creatures. Probably when I was researching my trip to South America. Or when I was in Peru almost two years, Read More

One of the things I love about travelling is eating foreign food. And there is nothing more fascinating than the amount of foreign fruit and vegetables that exists in the world and that I have never heard of. Peru was no exception when it came to exotic fruits. On markets, I found huge piles, Read More

“I was born and raised in Iquitos,” Osmar told us. “People from the communities often say that city people can’t be good jungle guides, but that is not true.” We were sitting in a tiny restaurant in Iquitos, in Northeastern Peru, sipping tree tomato smoothies. The orange drink tasted fruity and slightly acid at, Read More

There is no city in South America that I have visited as often as Lima. With good flight connections both to Europe and other destinations in South America, it made sense for us to come here multiple times. We based ourselves in a hostel in the middle of Miraflores, 151 Backpackers, which I can, Read More

Paracas, located south of Lima, is a popular excursion from Peru’s capital. It also makes for a great stop when travelling in between Arequipa and Nazca in the south and Lima in the north. It is easy to stay here for a couple of days, watching wildlife, relaxing on beaches and enjoying excellent seafood., Read More

Also called the Ciudad Blanca, the White City, Arequipa is one of Peru’s most beautiful cities. Its city centre is made up of colonial buildings, with a lively plaza and a long pedestrian zone. From various spots in the city, you can see volcanoes rising high into the sky. With more museums than one, Read More