Rio: Milestones Achieved Today

Well, I can’t believe it but I’m writing this from Rio de Janeiro, my last destination in South America, on my last night of the trip. So many emotions but let’s save that for another post! So much to say about Rio too but let’s also save that for the very near future 😉. For…

Iguassu Falls – Natural Wonder of the World

Good morning from Brazil everyone! I know it’s been a while since I wrote here but I hope you’ll be happy to know it’s because I’ve been having an absolute blast on the third and final section of my trip, a G Adventures tour from Buenos Aires to Rio. Since I wrote about Buenos Aires…

Buenos Aires, Mi Amor

As I write this post I am leaving Bs As on the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, and despite the adventures I have ahead it’s with a sense of regret. I have absolutely fallen in love with this vibrant, colourful city which has everything you could dream of on offer, plus more! Maybe one…

Para que no se olviden / So they not be forgotten

In Córdoba, the faces of still-missing Argentinians are hung in the streets, in an act of both remembrance and anger at the lack of recognition after a cruel period of state terrorism and military dictatorship in 1976-83.  Even now there’s a whole generation of Argentinians who do not know where their family members are; or…

Streets and Art in Funky Valparaiso

I considered writing a lengthy post about how much I absolutely adored Valparaiso, but I think in this case pictures really can paint a thousand words! Colourful, lively, and vibrant, Valparaiso was an unexpected gem for me and turned out to be my favourite city I have visited so far on this trip. Even nicer,…

4 Perfect Days in San Pedro de Atacama 

The first port of call for many traveling through Chile, and located in the desert, San Pedro is, as you might imagine, shockingly expensive (especially having come from Bolivia, where you can buy a 3 course meal for £1). My first lunchtime, I naively sat in the square and ordered a coffee and a sandwich,…

​Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

A great thing about planning while you are on the road is that you can take on board other people’s tips – in the case of Uyuni, I was told multiple times not to bother even spending half a day in the town itself. I decided to therefore arrive late at night from Potosi and…

​Transport experiences in Bolivia: La Paz to Uyuni

So finally I’m starting to write about my Bolivia experiences! I started writing this post while on a local bus in Sucre, Bolivia and was feeling a bit inspired – I’ll definitely try to write about my experiences in Bolivia in a more place-specific way when I am back or have time, but honestly even…

Two brothers at sunset 

Slight change from my usual format – and promise I have Bolivia posts coming 😉 – but just wanted to share this photo and legend from here in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile!  🌋🌋  Atacameña legend tells that the taller of these two volcanoes, Licancabur, cut off his brother Juriques’ head when he tried to…

Lake Titicaca, Floating Islands and Taquile Island Homestay

Arriving in Puno from Cusco, there isn’t much to write home about. Dusty and a bit run down, in my opinion Puno best serves instead as a jump-off point to visit Lake Titicaca, on the blue shores of which the town lies. Straddling Peru and Bolivia and besides being the highest lake in the world,…

The Inca Trail

Mammoth post alert – sorry once again about the delay, this has taken me a while to write! This blog is much as a diary for me to remember the best parts of my trip as much as it is to keep friends and family up to date, so I apologise if it is rambly…