If you think Peru is all about Machu Picchu, think again. Some of the most fabulous pottery and jewellery ever to emerge from an ancient civilization was found in Northern Peru, around Chiclayo and Trujilo; the remains of the fascinating and bloodthirsty culture of the Moche. Imagine a mysterious, long forgotten culture that existed for […]
There are plenty of short trips you can take from the city of Cuenca in Ecuador, many involving visits to the countryside and short hikes. One easy trip takes you to the waterfalls above the town of Giron. There are plently of short day trips and hikes in the countryside around Cuenca, Ecuador. One place […]
Often overlooked in favour of its neighbour Costa Rica, Panama packs some great nature, history and engineering into a small country. 1. Pirates Where did all that Inca gold end up? In Portobelo, Panama. Set between the Carribean coast and thick jungle, the town of Portabelo was chosen for its strategically defensive position. That didn’t […]
All about meeting an angry lady bear in the north of Peru. Paddington is a very polite little bear who comes from ‘Deepest Darkest Peru’. The Brown family found him on Paddington Station in London with a tag around his neck saying ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’, so they did. Paddington wears a […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.