Awesome Arequipa

Our day started early as we had an early transfer to Lima airport for our internal flight to Arequipa. The journey to the airport reinforced the idea that Lima is NOT somewhere I’d want to drive myself around! The traffic and tooting of one’s horn rivalled Delhi! Still, we arrived in one piece and were … More Awesome Arequipa

Lovely Lima

Our journey to Peru, travelling on a an escorted tour with Great Rail Journeys began early on Wednesday morning. As our ‘meet and greet’ was scheduled for 0320am from Heathrow terminal 5, we made the decision to stay overnight at the Sofitel hotel which is connected to the terminal. We met Bill, our tour manger … More Lovely Lima

Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 8 Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach We were up early at New Orleans, ready to check out of our hotel and retrieve the car- hopefully loading would be less stressful than unloading. It was and by 9am we were on our way. Our next and final for this trip stop was Pensacola Beach, Florida. To get here we travelled … More Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 8 Pensacola Beach

Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 7 New Orleans

New Orleans  We were sad to leave the state of Mississippi. The people here were exceptionally friendly, the food was great. But, it was time to move onto our next stage— Louisiana. We crossed the border whilst on route 61 as we headed towards Baton Rouge and beyond. Our first Louisiana stop was Oak Valley … More Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 7 New Orleans

Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 6, Mississippi

Mississippi Following our whistlestop tour of Memphis, it was time to move on. We were essentially following the Mississippi River south along route 61, ‘The Blues Highway’ to Clarkesdale, the ‘Home of the Blues’. We travelled for about 60 miles- across the Mississippi Delta which is miles upon miles of farm land. The wind was … More Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 6, Mississippi

Tracks of the Deep South. A DIY roadtrip. Part 3 ; Lynchburg TN

Lynchburg, Tennessee From Chickamauga, we headed north 1.5 hours to the small town of Lynchburg. Some of you may recognise the name of Lynchburg, TN from a very famous American Export bottle….. Jack Daniels! Whilst we both enjoy a tipple of the JD Honey and JD Tennesse fire from time to time, we’re not too … More Tracks of the Deep South. A DIY roadtrip. Part 3 ; Lynchburg TN

Tracks of the Deep South. A DIY roadtrip. Part 2; Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennesse Our drive from Stone Mountain Park to Chattanooga took just 2.5 hours- on paper this is a tiny distance compared to the equivalent in UK. Despite the short distance, many things have changed as we crossed the state line from Georgia into Tennessee, as each state has its own set of rules, and … More Tracks of the Deep South. A DIY roadtrip. Part 2; Chattanooga