Gallop Around The Globe 278
UK travel blogger based in Shrewsbury. Long term travels through South East Asia and South America. Currently sharing photos from a recent trip to Tuscany, Italy. Find my latest posts on the blog
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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, ItalyPiazzale MichelangeloFlorence, ItalyLocated on the same side of the Arno as the Oltrano neighbourhood and offering spectacular views of the city and its five bridges, Piazzale...Tower of Mangia, Siena, ItalyTower of MangiaSiena, ItalyOfficially the tallest tower in all of Tuscany, Torre del Mangia stands 102 metres above Siena's Piazza del Campo, and offers some spectacular...Psirri, Athens, GreecePsirriAthens, GreeceAthens' Psirri neighbourhood is full of #colorful street art like this eye-catching wall mural :-)Trujillo, PeruTrujilloPeruFounded by Francisco Pizarro in 1534, Trujillo is the location of the first Spanish colony in Peru. I loved wandering around Trujillo’s elegant,...Ronda, SpainRondaSpainSupposedly one of Spain's oldest settlements, Ronda is a town that dramatically straddles the Tajo gorge in the Serranía de Ronda. This town is so...Olvera, SpainOlveraSpainThis is the spectacular view from the castle in Olvera - one of Andalucia's pueblos blancos (white towns). A steep climb uphill from the centre of...Grazalema, SpainGrazalemaSpainOf all the pueblos blancos (white towns) we visited on our road trip through Andalucia, Grazalema was one of the prettiest. Nestled on the steep...San Blas, Cuzco, PeruSan BlasCuzco, PeruThe artsy, bohemian San Blas neighbourhood in Cusco is nestled on a steep hillside within easy walking distance from the city's Plaza de Armas....Wari Ruins, Ayacucho, PeruWari RuinsAyacucho, PeruLocated 22 kilometres north-east of Ayacucho, on the road to Quinua, the Wari ruins cover some 16 square kilometres in an isolated, elevated...Sucre, BoliviaSucreBoliviaThe streets of Sucre are awash with signs like these, and the city has a reputation for being one of the best places to learn Spanish in South...Cementerio General, Sucre, BoliviaCementerio GeneralSucre, BoliviaOk ok, I know a cemetery is not a tourist attraction, and I did feel very awkward strolling through the grounds with a camera over my shoulder, but...Recoleta, Sucre, BoliviaRecoletaSucre, BoliviaFrom Grau, it's about a 10-minute walk up a very steep hill to reach Plaza Recoleta, but the views from up here make the short hike completely...Mercado Central, Sucre, BoliviaMercado CentralSucre, BoliviaOne of the better Bolivian markets I've visited, this one spreads out over an entire block in central Sucre. You can buy anything here from...Plaza Pizarro, Sucre, BoliviaPlaza PizarroSucre, BoliviaPlaza Pizarro is the location of Sucre's hospital (pictured), as well as a monumental obelisk, the Supreme Court, and a decorative white-washed...Estación Teleférico 16 de Julio, El Alto, BoliviaEstación Teleférico 16 de JulioEl Alto, BoliviaThe cable car, opened on 30th May 2014, connects La Paz to the sprawling Metropolis of El Alto high above the city. Teleférico was inaugurated by...Calle Linares, La Paz, Nuestra Señora de La Paz, BoliviaCalle Linares, La PazNuestra Señora de La Paz, BoliviaCalle Linares, or 'Artisan's Alley' is where you'll find some of the best street art in La Paz (all centred around indigenous people, clothing, and...Mirador Cruz del Cóndor, Arequipa, PeruMirador Cruz del CóndorArequipa, PeruThis beautiful spot, on the route from Arequipa to Chivay and Cabanaconde (for Colca Canyon treks), is a well-known viewpoint from which you can...Cabanaconde District, PeruCabanaconde DistrictPeruCabanaconde is a small village (population 2700) that provides a great base from which to explore the nearby Colca Canyon. On the approach from the...Potosí, BoliviaPotosíBoliviaFamous for its Cerro Rico, a 'Rich Hill' full of silver (although deposits are dwindling now), travellers often stop here simply to experience a...Isla del Sol, La Paz, BoliviaIsla del SolLa Paz, BoliviaIf you come to Lake Titicaca, be sure not to miss Isla del Sol on the Bolivian side. You'll find some great little hikes, spectacular landscapes,...
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