The W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park
31 Dec 2015

The W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park: Trekking in Patagonia

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect” – Paul Theroux My feet and ankles throbbed with pain at the end of every day. Those last couple of kilometres were always the worst, and at those moments I lamented persisting with my half broken, fake Salomon hiking shoes that I bought in

Buenos Aires to Santiago by bus
17 Dec 2015

Buenos Aires to Santiago by Bus: Crossing the Border between Argentina and Chile

After failing to find anything resembling a cheap flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago (or Santiago de Chile, as it’s known in these parts), I decided the 20 hour bus ride would be the best bet. It was a pretty smooth trip and the border crossing was easy. Here’s everything you

Uyuni salt flat tour, Bolivia
15 Dec 2015

The Uyuni Salt Flat Tour: The Surreal South of Bolivia

It was freezing, the days were long, our driver was annoying and the food made me sick. Despite all that, it was one of the highlights of my time in South America, as the breathtaking scenery more than made up for all the hardships. Here’s a quick look at what we

04 Dec 2015

November 2015 Travel Report: The End of the World and Back to Asia

If October was the month of night buses then November was the month of hiking. We took on the famous W Trek near Puerto Natales, Chile and also did some day hikes near El Chalten, Argentina. Patagonia is such a stunning part of the world and we were lucky enough to

02 Dec 2015

A Weekend in Buenos Aires: Extreme Sightseeing

Just under a year ago I entered the league of travel legends by completing two days of extreme sightseeing in Paris, France. With that success came fame, fortune, celebrity romances and a trip to rehab. I let the success go to my head and took a leave of absence from the sport of

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
26 Nov 2015

A Day Trip to Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

A massive white monster stood just metres in front of us, shedding pieces of its face into the icy water below. That monster was Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers left in the world that is actually still growing. It’s one of the highlights of any trip to

Cusco to La Paz - leaving Cusco
25 Nov 2015

Cusco to La Paz: Crossing the Border between Peru and Bolivia via Lake Titicaca

I was sad to be leaving Cusco. We spent around a week in and around this awesome city, visiting Inca ruins, grand Spanish churches, rugged mountain scenery and, of course, Machu Picchu. We then hopped on a bus headed for Bolivia – here’s everything you need to know about the

Puerto Varas and Vincente Pérez Rosales National Park: Exploring Chile's Lake District
18 Nov 2015

Puerto Varas and Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park: Exploring Chile’s Lake District

After three night buses in five days, we arrived in Puerto Varas in the pouring rain. It wasn’t a great start (it rained that entire first day) but I quickly came to realise that Puerto Varas is a cool little town, and the nearby Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (Chile’s