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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Walking the streets of Quito old town, Ecuador:
18 Jan 2017

A Day in Quito, Ecuador: Exploring the Old Town

We walked through the doors of Quito’s “Gold Church” (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús) and were immediately surrounded by a golden glow. We found the church version of El Dorado, but the fact that photography is forbidden left us a bit frustrated. We took a few anyway (sorry Jesus, if you exist)

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10 Jan 2017

Behind the City Walls of Cartagena, Colombia

Rain pounded the streets of Cartagena. Due to poorly chosen footwear (this seems to be a recurring theme in my travels) we had to walk slowly over the slippery sidewalks. We waded through ankle-deep puddles and crossed streets overflowing with traffic and rain, eventually arriving at the deserted entrance to

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06 Jan 2017

Ollantaytambo: Inca Ruins Above One of Peru’s Nicest Small Towns

If you’re visiting Peru then you are probably, at some point, going to make your way to Machu Picchu. Most people pass through Ollantaytambo on the way to the famous Inca ruins, but many don’t realise that this tiny town, with its own impressive ruins and laid-back atmosphere, is a memorable

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18 Oct 2016

Baños: The Waterfall Capital of Ecuador

What is it about water falling over rocks that we find so appealing? If I were a psychologist I’d probably say that it has something to do with our fathers, or that the crashing water signifies the tears that we repress in our adult lives. I’d be talking nonsense though

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