Aimee's Compass
uros islands in peru

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at nearly 4000 metres above sea level. It is a must-see for travellers to the South American continent and can be accessed...

Arequipa Colca Canyon

Arequipa, in the south of Peru, is at an altitude a fair deal lower than Cusco, sitting at 2,300 metres above sea level – but that’s still high, especially for a...

machu picchu peru

Our flights descends into Cusco airport after seventy minutes of flying. We’ve come from Lima, having spent just one afternoon in the bland and ordinary city. As we depart the plane...

The ride from MontaΓ±ita in Ecuador, to Mancora in Peru, is eventful. For starters, we are extremely hungover, having stupidly partied until 2am the night before a 7am bus to Guayaquil;...

Blue footed boobies ecuador

The majority of backpackers Dave and I meet in Ecuador are heading to the Galapagos Islands as part of their trip. It’s currently low season on the islands, yet prices for...