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Huaraz, Peru : Complete Travel Guide

Huaraz, Peru : Complete Travel Guide

Before my arrival into Peru, I have to admit I’d never even heard of Huaraz, let alone considered travelling there. As such a huge country and with a tight travel timeframe, I’d already pretty much mapped out my time in Peru before my arrival into Lima in September as I fled the impending winter in […]

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9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

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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13 Best Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

By on October 4, 2019 in Latin America, Latin America, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
13 Best Things to do In Arequipa, Peru

One of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage sights, the stunning city of Arequipa in the south of country is a delightful spot to explore. Renowned for its charming 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 […]

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19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

By on October 3, 2019 in Latin America, Latin America, PERU, South America with 0 Comments
19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

It was my first arrival point back into Latin America after almost a decade and I’ve got to say, Lima didn’t disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations because, I have to admit, I was expecting a crime-ridden, dirty, dangerous place! And I’m sure while Lima still has it sketchy parts, the vast majority […]

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Ultimate South America Packing List for Backpackers

Ultimate South America Packing List for Backpackers

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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5 Epic Places to Visit in Argentina

5 Epic Places to Visit in Argentina

Tango, empanadas, glaciers, the Andes, and spectacular wineries – those are just some of the many things that will tempt you to come to Argentina. And on top of that, the country’s diverse landscape and varied climate make it a great place to visit at almost any time of the year. Head to some of […]

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How to See the Best of the Galapagos on a Budget

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

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

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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