7 months. 7 countries. 31 cities. countless towns and dozens of mountains. How has this day arrived already? From arriving in Bogota, Colombia to finishing in Sao Paulo, Brasil. It’s been nothing but amazing experiences and huge learning curves. The question keeps niggling at me, have I changed after all this travel? Was South America […]
The magical place sitting at the end of the world. It was time to take on Patagonia and see what else I could add to my South American journey. Hiking, trekking and living in the wild helped solidify what I expected, I will return to Patagonia.
What a surprise Southern Chile turned out to be. Greenery, lakes, mountains, coastlines, it has it all! Literally. I went down there expecting to see some nice towns and ended up having one of the best days so far in South America.
A saying that we hear a lot. Is it true that we are lucky? Travellers HATE when people say this and I can agree but there has to be two sides to this. I feel lucky but I worked hard and made this happen. After much debate and hearing others opinions I’ve come to a […]
I have easily been bucketed into the tourist stereotype since I began my travels. Although arriving in Salta, Argentina I think I may have made the transition to traveler. What is the difference? A more realistic view of the country.
One of the main things you should do before taking on travel in any region is get advice from people who have been there. For me, everyone who had traveled through South America said the Bolivian Salt Flats were one of their highlights. They were spot on. I’m not sure anything can compare.
After travelling through hostels for 5 months, I’ve learnt a few things myself and from others ‘mistakes’, It’s more likely that they were being arrogant or selfish but whichever, here are a few simple rules:
This is definitely one of the most searched aspects of long term travel. The most worrying aspect of travelling isn’t safety, 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 […]
When thinking of my travels across South America, Bolivia was always just a transit country. It still managed to suck me in, and after 22 days I’m thankful I delved a bit deeper.
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? […]