***DISCLAIMER:*** If you have visited La Paz and thought it was great, click away now and go back to watching funny cat videos on YouTube because the chances are you’re not going to like this post. The opinions here and my experience in La Paz may be my own but after hearing countless others rave […]Read more "BOLIVIA – La Paz: Concrete Jungle Where Nightmares are Made of"
Completing the four day Inca trail to one of the ancient wonders of the world, Machu Picchu Inca town, was one of the toughest things I have ever done. It’s relentless walking from sunrise to sunset, sleeping in sub-zero temperatures and showering among sewage or not showering at all. It’s the feeling of your feet […]Read more "PERU – The Four Day Inca Trek to Machu Picchu: What to Pack, What to Expect and How to Survive…"
Totally unexpectedly, Cusco has earned its place as our favourite destination in South America. So why is this small, underestimated location our favourite of them all? Where do I begin… Cusco is an architect’s dream. Magnificent colonial style cathedrals and churches pierce the blue Peruvian sky. Little hand-carved stone steps, reminiscent of a Italian village […]Read more "PERU – Cusco: The Hidden Gem of South America"
Swallowed by the surrounding mountains like a city inside a crater hole sits Ecuador’s answer to fun: Baños. There is never a dull moment here with plenty of crazy things to do: Jeeps to hire for open-air drives around the mountains, brewery tours and bridge bungee jumps, horseback riding and hiking trails, and not to […]Read more "ECUADOR – Baños: Swing off the End of the World in Ecuador’s Adventure Town"
Looking for a location in Ecuador that’s peaceful and safe, quiet and tranquil and adorned with undisturbed jungle and Instagram-able vegan cafes? Or are you instead seeking a place to zip-line over death defying heights, canyon down waterfalls and party until 5am in loud salsa bars? Both roads will lead you to Mindo. This town’s […]Read more "ECUADOR – Mindo: The Town with Two Personalities"
Up in the Ecuadorian highlands sits Otavalo, a relatively small and peaceful town that houses one of the largest hand-made markets in the world. While the main stalls of the plaza run every day of the week, Saturday is the day to visit as the market almost quadruples in size, flooding the famous ‘Plaza los […]Read more "ECUADOR – Markets Galore at Otavalo"
Elevated at 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea-level crowns Quito the second highest capital city in the world, and it certainly shows. This beautiful city looks as if it was hand-carved into the mountains, constituting a crater of sprawling pastel-coloured houses and church steeples which bask in the shadows of looming volcanoes and mountain peaks. […]Read more "ECUADOR – Quito: The City in the Sky"