South America

The 9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

The 9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

Known as the white city, Arequipa is Peru’s second biggest metropolis and an absolute must on any South American itinerary. From strolling the colonial streets to hiking the nearby canyon, there’s no end to the amount of great things to do and see here, meaning the only real choice left is … where to stay?! […]

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The 7 Best Budget-Friendly Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

By on July 31, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Latin America, PERU with 0 Comments
The 7 Best Budget-Friendly Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

One of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage sights, the city of Arequipa in the south of country is a delightful spot to explore. Renowned for its stunning colonial architecture, Arequipa’s famous use of sillar, a white volcanic stone, is what gives many of its buildings such a distinctive appearance. Flanked by 3 volcanoes and boasting […]

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The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

By on January 12, 2017 in Backpacking, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, Gear, Latin America with 2 Comments
The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

The best thing about travelling in South America is that fact that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. And one of the worst about travelling in South America is that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. That’s because packing for such a broad range of climates, altitudes, terrains and activities can be a […]

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How to See the Best of the Galapagos on a Budget

By on November 3, 2016 in Budget Travel Ideas, ECUADOR with 4 Comments
How to See the Best of the Galapagos on a Budget

The Galapagos Islands aren’t typically a place that you’d associate with budget travel, but the great news is that it’s definitely possible to take a trip there without breaking the bank. Yes, these islands are more expensive than other destinations in South America, but there are plenty of ways to explore the Galapagos on a […]

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10 Reasons Bogota Should be on Your Bucket List

By on April 7, 2016 in COLOMBIA, Latin America with 10 Comments
10 Reasons Bogota Should be on Your Bucket List

High in the lofty Andes, the city of Bogota is the social, cultural and financial pinnacle of Colombia. Brilliantly showcasing much of what this stunning country has to offer, the capital blends a busy modern metropolis, with the an undeniably Latin beat and bounce that sees super street art sitting next to world-class galleries, tasty […]

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Hiking the Loop: A Solo Female Walking Quilotoa in Ecuador

By on October 29, 2015 in ECUADOR, Hiking, Latin America with 34 Comments
Hiking the Loop: A Solo Female Walking Quilotoa in Ecuador

The green of the open valley stretched as far I could see. Broken only by the odd tree or patch of scrub, it flowed up the to the mountain ridges on each side and looked smooth and soft, like a green dustsheet that had pull over the furniture of these Andean hills to cover and […]

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Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

High in the Andes, nestled between the dominating countries of Peru and Colombia, the little gem of Ecuador manages to hold a charm all of its own. Blessed with an incredible geographical diversity that includes jungle, mountain and coastal landscapes, many say Ecuador has it all. And they’re not far wrong! For me, one of […]

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The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

Having spent over 2 years travelling up and down this fabulous stretch of the globe, it goes without staying that I’m pretty enchanted by Latin America, its places and its people. That said, there will always be disappointments along the road, especially when you are a foreigner and tourism is big business. As such, I’ve […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Ecuador on a Budget

Top 5 Things to Do in Ecuador on a Budget

Despite being one of the smaller countries in the great continent of South America, Ecuador is undoubtedly one of my favourites. This is probably due to its geographical diversity – from the gorgeous Galapagos Islands to wonderful hiking, Ecuador offers beaches, rivers, lakes and jungle experiences, as well as a strong indigenous culture and some […]

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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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