When I Say Trek, You Say... Peru!
I remember my first pisco sour, topped with a thick and zingy foam and punching with a raw booze aftertaste. This was around 10 am on a Sunday morning in Shoreditch, which although trendy, is sadly bereft of any llamas or decent ponchos. However, my interest in Peru was piqued and I've been following bloggers who travel there ever since.
The rocky drama in the sky that is Machu Picchu has long pinned Peru on the map for backpackers. The Inca Trail taken to reach there is, in itself, a world wonder (that is if you can get an allocation to trek on it) and then there is dusty Cusco, a city with Peruvian culture highlights spilling over the edges.
I've read plenty of posts on the big guns but this one on the Huaraz region caught my imagination. The hiking in this region is world class. Huaraz is a popular start off point for the Santa Cruz trail, dubbed some of the finest alpine trekking in the world. It is also blessed with a trickle rather than a deluge of tourists, so prices remain low and authenticity high. If you are like me, with your best shot at visiting Peru an ill timed cocktail, read more @ alongdustyroads.com and I guarantee you'll be checking Skyscanner straight after.