Complete Packing List for Long Term Travel

This is definitely one of the most searched aspects of long term travel. The most worrying aspect of travelling isn’t┬ásafety, health, budgets, but your packing list. It may sound irrelevant in the face of some of the other aspects but! When you’re travelling for a year or more, then your backpack is your home. I am travelling in warm climates mainly so this makes my packing list that bit easier to prepare for. I will be hiking, spending time in cities, beaching it, busing, flying, camping and staying in hostels. Amongst other things. So it’s difficult to prepare for everything but this is what I have researched and believe will keep me going.

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Final Impressions of Peru

I have heard so many mixed reviews on Peru. As with any country you can find some amazing sights and then not so great cities. However by the time I departed Peru, I felt lucky that I had the opportunity to see some of the best it had to offer. Was it similar to Colombia? I don’t think so. The people are different and the scenery and specialties it catered for were different. However it will remain a place I will return to and perhaps even work there next year. Can there be a higher form of praise?

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Mountain biking, rafting and zip lining to reach Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu is easily one of the most recognised and talked about destinations in South America. I finally ticked it off to see what all the fuss was about. Not before divulging in a bit of adventure to get there though. Having trekked Huayhuash and seen some of the best mountains that Peru has to offer, I decided this time to have a bit of fun on the way.

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Huaraz and the Mighty Huayhuash

The past two weeks have been the most mind broadening of my travels so far. It’s been an eyeopening experience being in Huaraz and taking on the mighty Huayhuash trek. For those that have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m in Peru. Huaraz is a city based in the mountains of Peru which are north of Lima. Huayhuash is an Andean mountain range that provides some of the most inspiring landscapes and for me, one of the biggest personal challenges I’ve ever undertaken.

My highest climb, 5,100m. That’s higher than when I jumped out of a plane skydiving!

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Colombia: Lasting Impressions

I sit here in Salento with the mountains surrounding me, resting before my big trip to Peru and can’t believe how amazing my time in Colombia has been. I really had no idea what to expect coming here. I was told it was amazing, dangerous, scary, boring, exciting, lively, quiet, so you can see how confused I was. Now that I’m at the end of my time in Colombia, I couldn’t have imagined a better start to my South America travels. Hence why I’ve named this my lasting impressions of Colombia.

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