How to avoid altitude sickness – a doctors personal experience.

I thought I was prepared for altitude sickness, I’d read all the info, got the right medications, got fitter in the gym and planned my trip to allow some time for acclimatisation. After arriving in Quito at 2800m I felt fine. A couple I met over lunch told me I’d notice feeling short of breath soon but at that point I felt pretty smug that I so far was not affected! I hoped I was in the lucky few that barely noticed the altitude. A few hours later that all changed!... Read More...

Hiking The Lare’s Trek – an Alternative to The Inca Trail

When I first started planning my trip to Peru, I always planned to take the Inca Trail. Alas 4 months was not long enough to secure my Inca permit so I chose the Lares trek instead. Initially I was disappointed. I mean you can’t come to Peru and not do the iconic Inca trail right?! But when I started researching the trek and speaking to people who had already done the Lare’s I realised it might even be a tad better…... Read More...

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