trekking

The Lare’s Trek – an Alternative to The Inca Trail in peru

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...

The real girls guide to training for high altitude

There are oodles of health and fitness blogs out there which will give you plenty of fitness regimes to get you in tip-top condition for your high altitude trek. But most of them are written by personal trainers or fitness gurus. I am neither. As a doctor I know the importance of being healthy and I try to keep reasonably fit. I LOVE dancing and dance regularly. I try to eat healthily 80% or the time (Oh ok... more like 60%) but I've never really been a gym go-er, the idea of going for a run gives me palpitations and I have to admit I drive into town more often than I walk! (I blame the rain in Wales!) But I'm a sucker for a bucket list and the Inca Trail has been on mine for as long as I can remember having one!... Read More...