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Unknown

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Yes, we know, we kind of disappeared on you for a little while...
Unknown ____ Yes, we know, we kind of disappeared on you for a little while... and now we don't quite know what to say - we're torn. Too late for Merry Christmas, too soon for Happy New Year. We wanted to tell you about this amazing little hike that we did outside of Cusco, 20km up and down, through every Peruvian landscape imaginable to explore the Huchuy Qosqo ruins; ruins only a stone's throw from Peru's most visited city that, remarkably, only 10 people a day visit. We wanted to tell you how the only person we met was a young lad leading his horses through the Andes and the wild llamas with more curiosity than fear. We wanted to tell you about this incredible day that will forever remain one of our most favourite days in South America. But, the clock is ticking down to midnight and a fresh page, a day to let go of the old and welcome the new. So, instead, we wanted to tell you how happy we are. Happy that 2018 saw a few of our dreams become reality, the year we won the UK's best travel blog, the year we went on an African safari, the year we finally took that RV to Canada, the year we returned to the place it all began and how happy we are that you've supported us along the way. We have no idea what 2019 has in store for us (at our age, we've realised that planning too far ahead is likely a skill neither of us are going to develop) but we know it's going to have some damn good adventures. And, after all, that's all we really want. Wherever you are in the world, think about how lucky you have been in 2018 (even thought it may not have always felt like it) and get busy thinking about how you can make 2019 a year to remember, both on and off those dusty roads. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #traveldustyperu#liveyouradventure#wearethewild#flashesofdelight#planetdiscovery#tlpicks#lonelyplanet#peru#visitperu#travelperu#earth_shotz#eclectic_shots#discoverperu#iloveperu#inspiringwanderers #exploremore#suitcasetravels#peoplewhoadventure#adventureculture#seeyououtthere#goneoutdoors#eclecticshots#thediscoverer#folkscenery#wildernessculture#speechlessplaces#roamnation#radgirlslife#mountaingirls
31.12.2018 16:19:18
Reading

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This was our second time in Cusco.

The first, during cool July d
Reading ____ This was our second time in Cusco. The first, during cool July days several years earlier, was not the most enjoyable. You see, despite being the most visited of all Peru's cities, Cusco is a victim of its own success - and sharing the streets with thousands of other tourists every day inevitably tempers one's own enjoyment. Throw in freezing cold nights, inflated prices and a raging altitude induced headache and well, you can see why we we just weren't big fans. Returning this month, it was an altogether different Cusco that we discovered. A city of small cobblestoned streets (though they always lead up), a vibrant vegetarian foodie scene, excellent coffee, markets for locals and not tourists, and, should you venture away from Plaza de las Armas, people that don't always want to sell, sell, sell, but are simply happy you are there. Cusco is still a long way from being our favourite place in Peru (for us, it was more of a base from which to explore the Sacred Valley), but it is a city that again reminded us that sometimes it is right to return, and that first impressions needn't be the only ones that stick with you. What are your thoughts on Cusco? #TheConstantlyCurious#TravelDustyPeru#Cusco ____ #peru#perutravels#visitperu#iloveperu#discoversouthamerica#visitsouthamerica#ctperu#thediscoverer#travelperu #letswander#suitcasetravels#visualscollective#seetheworld#exploretocreate#flashesofdelight#justgoshoot#peoplephotography#chasinglight#thephotosociety#lensculture#liveforthestory#visualsoflife#passionpassport#mytinyatlas#documentlife#worldcaptures#natgeoyourshot
19.12.2018 18:46:59
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Discovered

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On our fourth day of trekking, we arrived.

Squinting in the e
Discovered ____ On our fourth day of trekking, we arrived. Squinting in the early morning sunshine, and panting from one final ascent on the stairs christened the 'Gringo Killers', we passed through the Sun Gate. Only another thirty minutes to go. Those final steps along the ancient stone trail were lighter and quicker than any of the tens of thousands performed since we started at Kilometre 82. Sweat cascaded off our brows, but these beads marked endurance, achievement, and completion. The day-tripper crowds were yet to arrive. The sky was blue. The grass was green. The ruins which everyone knows but about which little is actually known stood strong, proud. We had made it to Machu Picchu in the most magical way, with hiking boots laced, backpacks strapped, and dust and dirt permeating our skin. We had hiked the Inca Trail. If you missed following along with our @GAdventures Inca Trail tour experience, then you can now watch all our Stories in the 'Inca Trail' highlight on our bio. Both the Trail and tour exceeded our expectations and we want to say thank you to Elias & Raul (our @gadventures CEOs), the incredible team of porters and chefs (heroes and miracle men), and our fellow trekkers from New Zealand, Wales, Ireland, China, and Canada (a brilliant, supportive, hilarious group), who all added to the magic. #Sponsored#TheConstantlyCurious#MachuPicchu#GAdventures#TravelDustyPeru ____ #liveyouradventure#wearethewild#flashesofdelight#planetdiscovery#tlpicks#lonelyplanet#IncaTrail#peru#visitperu#ctperu#travelperu#prettylittletrips#earth_shotz#eclectic_shots #discoverperu#iloveperu#exploremore#suitcasetravels#peoplewhoadventure#adventureculture#seeyououtthere#goneoutdoors#eclecticshots#thediscoverer#folkscenery
16.12.2018 19:31:18
Corner

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Something that we adore about Peru, and other countries in South A
Corner ____ Something that we adore about Peru, and other countries in South America, is how much life there is bubbling away on the street; every minute is an orchestra of a thousand tiny interactions and scenes. There's hustle, there's noise, there are intriguing characters and a comfortable chaos; the contrast to the more generic, gentrified, sanitised streets of home is stark. It can be overwhelming at times, but to watch, even from the sidelines, is utterly captivating. As street photographers, it provides no shortage of opportunities, of moments to capture - but you don't need a camera perched on your hip to appreciate the newness, the strangeness, and the random instances of art that it conjures up in front of you. This shot was taken in Arequipa as two stall-holders enjoyed a well-earned moment's of peace and quiet in the shade; we missed more photos than we got that day, but that's part of the fun. #TheConstantlyCurious#TravelDustyPeru ____ #mytinyatlas#passionpassport#letswander#suitcasetravels#Arequipa  #seetheworld#widenyourworld#exploretocreate#theglobewanderer#flashesofdelight#justgoshoot#streetshots#streetphotographer#portraitphotography#peoplephotography#streetshot#chasinglight#streetphotos#liveforthestory#visualsoflife#burnmyeye#peru#perutravels#visitperu#igersperu#iloveperu#discoversouthamerica#visitsouthamerica
14.12.2018 17:03:13
Hike

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We hike with boots and backpacks. Sweat drips down our brows and sti
Hike ____ We hike with boots and backpacks. Sweat drips down our brows and stings our eyes. The early morning rise brings us birdsong and backaches. Pebbles and stones crunch beneath as we follow the trails forged through centuries of footprints. A drop of water tastes as sweet as nectar at the peak. The sun grows hotter as the air grows thinner. You try to fight the altitude with attitude. Shoulders sting from sodden scratchy straps and the your lips are cracked with salty spit. The minutes and hours of walking seem pointless on their own, but come together to create memories, strengthen resolve, obliterate long-held fears, or widen that smile on your face which you only experience in a foreign land. Beauty you have to work for is more enchanting than when it comes easy. The trail is long, but life is short. Walk it. For there will come a day when you can walk no more except in memory, and the paths roamed in your head will never fade away. We walked the Inca Trail with @GAdventures, who specialise in small-group adventure travel all over the world, and for whom we are proud members of their Wanderers team #Sponsored#GWanderers#TheConstantlyCurious#TravelDustyPeru ____ #GAdventures#IncaTrail #perutravels#visitperu#discoverperu#iloveperu#exploremore#suitcasetravels #weloveadventures#peoplewhoadventure#welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#passionpassport#exploremore#thegreatoutdoors#nextstopnature#adventureculture#lifeofadventure#getoutstayout#seeyououtthere#goneoutdoors#eclecticshots#thediscoverer#folkscenery#theoutbound#mytinyatlas
13.12.2018 20:04:09
Back

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After six days of hiking, camping, exploring, learning, and adventur
Back ____ After six days of hiking, camping, exploring, learning, and adventuring on the Inca Trail with @GAdventures and new friends, we are now back online. And boy do we have a lot to tell you about. Now that we're set up with cups of tea, our own Airbnb, and a steady internet connection, we'll be sharing a flavour of our own Inca Trail experience on Stories over the next few days and writing up some guides and advice for anyone thinking about doing it in future. Feel free to let us know any questions you may have in the comments or by sending us a DM. #TheConstantlyCurious#TravelDustyPeru p.s. This photo was taken in Arequipa, before we started what seems like a never-ending series of hikes through the Sacred Valley. Since then, we've walked at least 200 miles! ____ #perutravels#visitperu#discoverperu#iloveperu#exploremore#arequipa#suitcasetravels#shewhowanders#womenwhoexplore#femmetravel#theglobewanderer#letsgoeverywhere#femmetravel#postcardplaces#sheisnotlost#girlsborntotravel#ladiesgoneglobal#womenwhoexplore#girlslovetravel#dametraveler#wearetravelgirls#flashesofdelight#speechlessplaces#theeverygirltravels#theprettycities#globelletravels#Sponsored#GAdventures
12.12.2018 20:00:53
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Colca

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Last time we were in Peru, we were hit with a bout of travel fatigu
Colca ____ Last time we were in Peru, we were hit with a bout of travel fatigue in Arequipa and simply had no desire to trek the Colca Canyon. Instead, we hunkered down in a cheap hospedaje and gorged on instant noodles and TV shows for a few days. Naturally, this meant that hiking the second-deepest Canyon in the world was high up on our list for this Peruvian adventure. As you may have seen on Stories, it was quite a kerfuffle to actually get to the start point but, once there, we were blessed with near-empty dusty trails, sweeping views, and unforgettable hospitality over our three day route. And, once back to our hostel in Arequipa with aching limbs and tired feet, we let ourselves indulge in instant noodles and TV shows - for just one night. p.s. can you spot Emily? #TheConstantlyCurious#TravelDustyPeru ____ #peru#perutravels#visitperu#colcacanyon#discoverperu#iloveperu#weloveadventures#peoplewhoadventure#welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#passionpassport#exploremore#thegreatoutdoors#nextstopnature#adventureculture#lifeofadventure#getoutstayout#seeyououtthere#goneoutdoors#eclecticshots#thediscoverer#folkscenery#theoutbound#mytinyatlas#suitcasetravels#shewhowanders#womenwhoexplore#femmetravel
05.12.2018 18:55:02
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