Six Unforgettable Experiences in Peru

I’m really excited to finally share with you guys my first article about Peru for The National Student. I spent two weeks in Peru in the beginning of August and it was a life-changing experience for me. Even in this article, I couldn’t adequately put into words the vast wonder and overwhelming beauty of this country.
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There was so much more I wanted to talk about, which I intend to do in further articles, but these are 6 of my favorite and most memorable experiences in Peru. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

 

“This summer I spent two weeks in Peru, and it was easily the most remarkable place I have ever traveled in my life. From the otherworldly deserts on the coast to the lush tropical rainforests of the Amazon there are so many incredible places to see in Peru, and such a rich culture present in everything from their beautiful woven tapestries to their delicious food.

During the two weeks we were there I felt like we had just scratched the surface of this country, and I didn’t know how I could possibly consolidate everything we had experienced into a single article. After much deliberation I’ve complied the 6 most unforgettable experiences from my adventure in Peru here (with more articles to come):

  1. Walking tour of Cusco

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Once the capital city of the Incan empire, the mountainous city of Cusco is now a cultural hub where people from around the world come to marvel at Peruvian culture, explore the city’s winding streets and colorful markets, and even try some roast guinea pig…”

To read the full article, check it out here. I am currently trying to decide what will be the topics of my next articles about Peru, so if there is any focus or area that you would really like to hear more about, leave a comment below. 

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Interview with ‘She Is Not Lost’

Hey everyone, I am thrilled so excited to share with you my ‘The National Student’ interview with Carina Otero, founder of the Instagram platform + online travel community ‘She Is Not Lost’. I have followed and wanderlusted over ‘She Is Not Lost’s stunning Instagram feed for years and so I was beyond thrilled when Carina agreed to do an interview with me. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

What started out as a personal collection of travel inspiration has turned into She Is Not Lost’s Instagram account, the ultimate wanderlust collection which features incredible travel pictures taken by women all around the world. She Is Not Lost also has its own website that helps women book and plan their travel adventures, shop for must-have travel items and share advice.

Carina and I talk solo travel, saving money, unforgettable experiences, Instagram tips and more…

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What inspired you to start She Is Not Lost?

I always used Instagram as a tool to find inspiration and scout beautiful locations in areas I wanted to travel to. I came across so many images taken by inspiring female travelers and would save them to a folder for myself to look at later. One day I thought of sharing this great collection in hopes of inspiring others, and She Is Not Lost was born!

What do you enjoy most about connecting with such a large community of female travelers?

What I find it amazing is that I share of images of dramatically different locations from travelers all over the world, yet the sense of community within She Is Not Lost makes the world feel closer and more connected, with so many women sharing a single interest in appreciating its beauty.”

To read the full interview check it out here

 

6 Tips To Make The Most of Florence

I’m so excited to share with you guys a new article I wrote for We Are Travel Girls! I visited Florence months ago but now I can finally share with you all my tips and tricks to making the most out of this beautiful, wonderful city. Take a look at the article below…

“Florence is a magnificent city, full of history and charm. There is so much to see that it can be overwhelming to decide what things to do whilst you are visiting. In this post we share 6 top tips to help you make the most of your time in Florence. These pieces of advice will help you to savour and enjoy the beauty of Florence and never want to leave!

  1. Avoid the Gelato Mountains

One of the most useful tips I learnt while in Florence was how to find the best gelato. Walking around the city centre you are lured by window-front gelaterias with high piled mountains of gelato but don’t be fooled. I learnt from a local that these fancy ‘ice cream mountains’ aren’t real gelato.

In fact, the best gelato melts because it is fresh and doesn’t have preservatives that allow it to be moulded that high. Look for the gelaterias where the ice cream is away from the window, and in modest tubs; that is the best stuff. My personal favourites are the ‘Antica Gelateria Fiorentina’ near the city centre and ‘Gelateria della Passera’ on the Santo Spirito side of the Ponte Vecchio.”

To read the rest of the article, check it out here! Have any of you been to Florence? What was your favourite part of the city? I’d love to know xx