South America

Held at Gun Point: Is Colombia Safe to Travel?

Held at Gun Point: Is Colombia Safe to Travel?

Suddenly everything was moving in slow motion. There were hands. Pairs of hands. Hands that were patting me down. Hands that were in my pockets. That were in my friend’s pockets. That were round his phone. And his wallet. That were across his mouth. Hands that were holding a gun. That were pointing the gun […]

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How to Cheaply Travel From Panama to Colombia (or visa versa!)

How to Cheaply Travel From Panama to Colombia (or visa versa!)

If you’re planning a trip that encompasses both Central America and South America, you’re probably wondering about the best way you can move between the two continents. Normally this involves travel from Panama to Colombia or visa versa. Sadly, due to dangerous guerrilla activity, lack of roads and treacherous jungle, making the journey by land […]

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How to Get to Latin America Cheaply From Europe

How to Get to Latin America Cheaply From Europe

How to get to Latin America cheaply, is a crucial question for many European budget travellers, yet easy answers just don’t’ seem to exist. Like the continent’s great Mayan and Incan temples, it appears to be another unfathomable dimension to this intriguing part of the world. However, after a few years there, I managed to uncover some […]

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