Take a bus from Rio and follow the coast four hours south and you will probably find yourself having stumbled upon the secluded and seemingly idyllic fishing port of Paraty, a place which most have never heard of but all will wish that they had. This charming seaside town takes pride in preserving a traditional […]Read more "BRAZIL – Picture perfect Paraty brings the charm to Brazil "
At a first glance, Rio’s landscape appears as a strange yet vibrant mix of skyscrapers meet beach coves, modern museums meet run-down shops and wild palm trees meet concrete pathways. It’s almost as if the industrial and natural worlds have collided, producing an unusual and chaotic concrete city which appears to spawn from natural jungle. […]Read more "BRAZIL – Rainy Rio Left Me Cold"
Bringing together the bright lights of New York, the climate of England, the architecture of Paris and the cafes of Italy, Argentina’s colourful capital exists as a fabulous cocktail of international life. However, what makes Buenos Aires so unique for a South American city is its unique and diverse appearance. Pop-up shops come and go, […]Read more "ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires: The World Condensed Into One City"
***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 in my life. It’s relentless walking from sunrise to sunset, sleeping in sub-zero temperatures and showering amongst sewage or not showering at all. It’s the feeling […]Read more "PERU – The Four Day Inca Trail 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 has this small, underestimated location become 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 […]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 and see: Jeeps to hire for open-air drives around the mountains, brewery tours and bridge bungee jumps, horseback riding and hiking trails, and […]Read more "ECUADOR – Baños: Swing off the End of the World in Ecuador’s Adventure Town"