Sailing to the San Blas islands in Panama was supposed to be a dream… Continue reading Sailing San Blas With a Selfish Captain… Tyranny on the Seven Seas
Puttering down the river in an open boat searching for pink dolphins, battling mosquitos on a 5 hour trek from Peru to Brazil through dense muggy jungle, sloths, tarantulas, caimans, giant Blue Morpho butterflies, centipedes, scorpions, monkeys and pirañas filling the boat for dinner. Four days adventuring in the Amazon were all we hoped… And more. Continue reading Amazon Tour with George of the Jungle: Trekking into the most complex eco-system on the planet
Cuenca is a visually beautiful town in southern Ecuador which attracts thousands of European and American tourists, even in low season. It has a lovely climate, brilliantly dramatic skies as well as a host of great restaurants, making it a gastronomers delight. From traditional delights to cheap eats or modern cuisine we enjoyed trying a variety of restaurants here so I thought I’d share our experiences. Continue reading Eat Cuenca
When I embark on a 3 day hike I want to know that at the end of a long and dirty day, scrambling up relentless hills, there will be a hot shower and a delicious meal waiting for me. Don’t you? Well if your needs are also this simple, Llullu Llama will knock your dirty socks off! Continue reading REVIEW: Llullu Llama Isinlivi
If you are thinking about hiking the Quilotoa Loop or visiting Cotopaxi this hostel is a good base. It’s a little out of Latacunga itself but it’s cheap and clean and the family are friendly and helpful. Continue reading REVIEW: Hostel Sendero de Volcanes, Latacunga
Where not to stay on Isabella Continue reading REVIEW: Casa Rosada Isla Isabella, Galapagos
Where do you begin looking for something you’re not even sure exists? For as long as I can remember I’ve felt a very sad feeling inside me. It comes up a couple of times a day and I can only describe it as a feeling of home sickness. A longing that doesn’t actually disappear even when sitting with my family around the table at “home”. Could it be that home is a place I hadn’t yet discovered? Continue reading Home is Where the Heart is… Ramblings from a 3 week yoga retreat
Taking a bus from San Pedro to Puerto de Iguazu takes around 31 hours with 3 changes, which we were not interested in. So we decided it was a good opportunity to see a bit of Argentina to wedge in a few stops between, but we needed to figure out how to manage it without spending too much money or adding more hours onto the trip. Luckily … Continue reading Gringo Problems… How to break up the bus trip from Chile to Iguazu Falls?
Pitch black, middle of nowhere, 6000 metres above sea level, no shops or villages for miles, below freezing temperatures… Floating under the brightest blanket of stars with a glass of red wine in a natural hot spring. Does it matter which tour company you choice for the salt flats tour? I say yes. We chose to go with Red Planet after reading a bunch of … Continue reading Uyuni to San Pedro: The Halucinante Route
With options for camping, rooms with shared bathrooms and natural eco-huts with private bathrooms, this place attracts bohemian travellers from all corners. All buildings have been made by the owners and the place has a real hippy garden vibe, man.
Continue reading REVIEW: El Jardin, Samaipata