City by the book: Lima & Llosa

Also from Peru - Mashed Potatoes Saved My Life: An Alternative Route to Mach Picchu  I have to admit, Lima was not our favourite stop on the trip. Perhaps because we had just descended from the excitement of a four day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu as well as the general hubbub of Cusco, or…

City by the book: Cartagena & Márquez

Last month I embarked on an adventure with my sister for four weeks around Colombia, Peru and Brazil. It was brilliant. Part of what made the trip so great was that in four cities, I read books associated with the city. Not only is it a much cheaper way to immerse yourself in a city's…