Monthly Archives: May 2017

Paracas my favourite little city in Peru

There is so much more to Peru than Lima and Cusco Paracas is the second biggest tourist attraction in Peru after Cusco and with good reason. It is a cute town a few hours outside of Lima and the main

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Huacachina – dune buggy and sand boarding in Peru

Huacachina is the cutest little oasis town in Peru. This small city has between 100-200 residents but its main attraction is the sand dunes surrounding the lake. We set out at 4pm to ride a dune buggy up and down

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Colca Canyon – a day trip from Arequipa Peru

When I arrived in Arequipa there was one things I wanted to do – visit the Colca Canyon and see Condors. Its an early start today the day with pickups between 3-3.30am and then a three hour drive to Chivay

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Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

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Machu Picchu – my 6th new wonder of the world

How to get to Machu Picchu Oh Cusco, you were the little break that I needed after having travelled non stop for 7 weeks. Four days at the Tierra Viva San Blas was just what I needed as I explored

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Top Things to do in Rio

Rio de Janeiro

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro I knew when I booked my flight to Rio that I wanted to have plenty of time to explore the city and get a good feel for it.  I was so jealous during

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