Adventure Time: Peru

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.

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And some belonging to one of my favourite actors.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We said ‘so long’ to Puno and caught the Orient Express to Cusco. It was super fancy.

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Then I decided to dye my hair red. I bought a Spider-Man rucksack, and thought I’d look better with Mary Jane hair.

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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.

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We even went to the highest Starbucks in the world.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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