You might have noticed that I have neglected my blog for the past couple of weeks. Sorry about that everyone, I hope you guys haven’t missed me too much. I’ve been sunning myself on holiday – well, I say sunning myself, more like sweating in the 35+ degree heat whilst travelling around Peru. It was an amazing trip though. I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that I love adventures, and this was probably one of my biggest one’s yet.
I know it’s not even remotely nerdy, but this is my blog, so I’m going to give you a quick look at what I’ve been up to whether you like it or not, mua ha ha! I won’t go into too much detail though; I’ll just share some of my favourite photos from the trip.
I left England on Friday 28th March. The flight to Peru included a 10 hour stop off in Los Angeles, so my friend and I did what every LA tourist does – explored Hollywood Boulevard. I was beyond ecstatic when I came across some pretty awesome footprints in the cement outside the Chinese Theatre, belonging to two of my favourite droids.
And some belonging to one of my favourite actors.
Our flight to Peru got cancelled and rescheduled for the following day, so the airport put us up in a swanky hotel . This meant we had an extra day to explore LA, so decided on a trip to the beach. You lucky American buggers, I’ve never seen a beach so massive. So much sand!
We also went to Santa Monica Pier, and to the cinema to watch Divergent – which was a really good movie. I might do a review when I am not so jet lagged.
Finally we made it to Peru, and after a relatively dull tour around Lima (to pass time) we were on a domestic flight to Puno, where we explored Lake Titicaca.
We spent the night on one of the reed islands. No exaggeration, pretty much everything on this island was made of reeds; the Island itself, the little houses, the beds, the bowls, the plates.
We even tried our hands at cutting the reeds, fishing, and a spot of crochet – which I’m tempted to take up as a hobby.
We said ‘so long’ to Puno and caught the Orient Express to Cusco. It was super fancy.
Then I decided to dye my hair red. I bought a Spider-Man rucksack, and thought I’d look better with Mary Jane hair.
We spent a day exploring Cusco – Old Inca Ruins and sites, including a slide shaped into one of the rock faces, which was super fun.
We even went to the highest Starbucks in the world.
Then it was the four day Inca Trail which was honestly one of the hardest things I have ever done, but so beautiful, and oh so satisfying when we finally made it to Machu Picchu.
No rest for the wicked though, because the next day we flew to the Amazon Rainforest where we took a boat ride down the amazon river to our lodge in the heart of the jungle – and saw some pink dolphins.
We visited some tribes and a witch doctor, fished for and ate piranhas, hunted down giant lily pads, cuddled with sloths and baby monkeys, fed manatees, planted trees, and canoed down the river, a lot – it was rainy season.
Finally, we got a flight back to England,via New York, and another cinema visit to watch Raid 2. I have a lot of news and comics to catch up on, so expect the blog posts to come flying in shortly.