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Aguas Calientes

Nestled in the Peruvian hills of the Cuzco Region; Aguas Calientes is the gateway for thousands of people to explore the famous ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Situated at an elevation of 2,040 m and on the Urubamba River the town is surrounded by lush forests and steep valley sides. Quite simply it was one of the most picturesque places I have ever been and quite possibly my favourite little town of Peru. Continue reading Aguas Calientes

Arequipa

The first pit stop on my South American adventure. Arequipa – known as the White City for it’s use of pale volcanic rock in all it’s buildings; is a city flanked by 6,000 m volcanoes and is the most common place to stop off on route to the Colca Canyon. It’s also a great place to get your first taste of Peru. Continue reading Arequipa

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon slices through the High Andes for more than 100km. It is shade shallower than nearby Cotahuasi Canyon at 3,400m at its deepest. This makes it almost twice as deep as the more famed Grand Canyon in the USA. This is what I spent three days trekking through. Needless to say it was pretty darn epic. Continue reading Colca Canyon

Looking to the Future

I guess I can safely say that my attempts to post weekly have completely fallen by the wayside. It’s not been a complete loss though. I’ve simply been so busy that I’ve not had a chance to actually work on it. Looking back, it’s been over a month since I posted last and when I think about it, the time has really flown. It seems time is getting quicker and this got me thinking about where I am headed with my life. Continue reading Looking to the Future

Weeks 1 & 2… …The Reboot

I decided to give myself a little extra time over the last couple of weeks to get my head in the right place. Realistically that is the first step in any situation to actually get better. Without your head on board it realistically just isn’t going to work. I’m not going to lie not all the time has been easy, but it has been a hundred fold better than it recently has which is great. It would be naive of me to think that in the last two weeks that everything is sorted and that I’m all fixed. This kind of situation requires time, patience, a pinch of luck for good measure and people in your life that will have your back no matter what. I feel like for the first time that perhaps I have that. Or more importantly I had that all along and I just couldn’t see it. Continue reading Weeks 1 & 2… …The Reboot

Riga

If you’ve been following the blog recently, then I’m sure you’ll be aware of the fact that mentally I have not been doing great. I’m trying my best to pull through and if I’ve learnt anything from this experience is that no matter what happens I know I have some really great people in my life that will always be there to help out. Yes this is sounding like the start of one those terrible “chick-flick” movies but honestly it got me thinking about some of the brilliant times I’ve had. 7 years ago I was having the time of my life in Nepal and India, exploring the Himalaya and Rajasthan. 5 years ago I was at a river party on the Seine in Paris that was broken up by police. Since then I’ve had even more great memories and it got me thinking about one great weekend I had recently in Riga, Latvia.  Continue reading Riga

Week ??? – Honestly I think this needs a reboot

The last few weeks have been, in simple terms, shit. It’s probably been the hardest period mentally since my epic downfall at university. This time has been no less graceful and in some ways worse. Honestly, I’m not sure what went wrong or why; all I know is it did. Trying to cope with it has been nothing short of Hell. That’s why the blog, my diet, the different tasks for #24weeks has all gone to pot. So I guess in the spirit of fighting on and frankly not knowing what the Hell else I can do to help myself. I guess I am getting back on the straight and narrow. So my task for week 1 – get my head in a good place. Continue reading Week ??? – Honestly I think this needs a reboot