Hiking Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
25 Feb 2018

Colombia to Patagonia: Overland Travel in South America

If you read my last post you’ll know that this is the second instalment on our nine month overland (and a bit over water) journey through Latin America. If you didn’t read it I guess you know that now anyway (you can read the first part by clicking the link

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01 Jan 2018

Two Weeks in Patagonia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

The vast distances between places of interest in Patagonia makes it a hard region to plan a trip to. This long shard of land in the deep south of South America, divided up between Argentina and Chile, is home to some of the world’s most hike-worthy mountain scenery. After months

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06 Dec 2017

Backpacking in Peru: Costs, Tips and Places to See

“What’s your favourite country?” I get asked that question a lot, and while I don’t have a clear favourite, Peru is generally my answer. Machu Picchu is the obvious highlight (and it is amazing) but there is so much more to see. The best thing about backpacking in Peru is

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07 Nov 2017

Backpacking in Colombia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Colombia was once more famous for murders and cocaine than colonial towns and beautiful vistas, but those old preconceptions are changing. It’s so much more than it’s violent past, and is quickly becoming one of those must-see countries in South America. As is the case with most people who visit,

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16 Aug 2017

7 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia: A Day in the Old Town

Another day, another old town. Colombia is full of them. Not that I was complaining though — there’s always fun to be had while walking through streets and plazas that have barely changed in centuries. We spent a day in Colombia’s capital exploring the colonial centre of the city (also

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20 Jul 2017

The Best Things to Do in Barichara, One of the Nicest Small Towns in Colombia

It’s fair to say I’m a bit of a colonial town fanatic. I love the cobblestone streets, terracotta tiles and ancient churches, but most of all I enjoy the sense of calm that sitting in a quiet plaza provides. Barichara is the quintessential colonial town. We spent a few days

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21 Apr 2017

Two Days in Arequipa, Peru’s Scenic Southern City

One of the highlights of any trip to South America is exploring centuries old Spanish colonial cities. These little pieces of Europe are scattered all over this wild continent, and Arequipa is one of the nicest. We spent a few days relaxing in Arequipa before and after our trip to

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06 Mar 2017

Hiking Near El Chalten, Patagonia: Getting up Close to Mount Fitz Roy

After a difficult four days of trekking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, we crossed the border to Argentina to do some easier day walks in Los Glaciares National Park. The star of the show is without doubt Mount Fitz Roy, a series of sharp peaks covered in snow

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