Jumping in a 4×4 and burning across the desert for a few days sounded like a pretty solid idea. Coupled with the rugged landscape of the southern Bolivia salt flats and you’ve got the ingredients for a sure fire adventure. Our mate Bill was in town for another 5 days so we wanted to see him off with … Continue reading Going Off Road Into the Bolivian Salt Flats, Uyuni.
It’s known as the World’s Most Dangerous Road.. ..due to the ridiculously large number of accidents (many resulting in deaths) that occur each year. Surprisingly then, it’s also one of the most popular adventure activities in Bolivia. We’d heard different traveller tales ranging from the scary to the downright insane. Stories of old broken bikes … Continue reading Would You Cycle The Death Road, Bolivia?
After a few heavy nights in Bolivia’s capital La Paz we were ready for somewhere a bit less hectic. We needed somewhere chilled to spend Christmas and heard Sucre was the perfect place to press the reset button. Bolivia isn’t exactly known for it’s picturesque towns, but Sucre is a notable exception. It’s a fairly … Continue reading Two Weeks In Sucre, Bolivia.
Situated just over the Peruvian border on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana Bolivia is an unexpected backpacker haven. Streets are lined with cheap bars, restaurants and there’s a ton of things to do. It has more in common with a small dilapidated British seaside town than my initial idea of Bolivia, and maybe … Continue reading A Backpackers Guide to Copacabana Bolivia.
If you’re heading to Peru at some point you’ll undoubtedly hear of the legendary Rainbow Mountain. This challenging 15km hike through stunning valleys leads you to a secret mountain only recently discovered by travellers. On route you’ll encounter indigenous locals only too happy to give you a lift on their horses, for a small fee. … Continue reading Six Reasons You Need to Visit Rainbow Mountain, Peru.
Utila is a small tropical island situated just off the northern coast of Honduras. With its proximity to the Caribbean comes a unique twist of west indian and latino culture. It’s famed for its world class scuba diving and countless coral reefs teeming with diverse marine life. It’s one of the cheapest places on earth to … Continue reading Utila Island, Honduras – Eat Sleep Dive Repeat.
Honduras often gets a bad rap due to the menacingly high crime rate in it’s bigger cities. Because of this many people skip over it altogether which is a crying shame. We spent a month exploring this rich and diverse country and had a fantastic time (with no major issues). First stop on the list was … Continue reading Copan, Honduras. A Short Travel Guide.
Probably the most famous hike in South America, possibly the world. The Inca Trail was the initial catalyst for planning our visit to South America many moons ago. Having been on my bucket list for over fifteen years, anticipation levels were understandably high. It’s not a cheap trek and there’s many other Machu Picchu tour options on … Continue reading Going to Machu Picchu? Is it Worth Booking the Inca Trail?
Being a world renowned hub for adventure travel activities such as Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Cusco in Peru attracts countless tourists from all over the world. There’s a myriad of restaurants catering for the fly in fly out crowd sporting brand new Patagonia zip off trousers. But if you’re travelling longer term on … Continue reading 7 Best Cheap Eats In Cusco, Peru.
It’s easy to get carried away when asking yourself “what should I pack for Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail”. There’s a tendency to go nuts at the outdoor store and over pack everything plus the kitchen sink. While being prepared for all eventualities is generally commendable, carrying more than a mule is counter productive. … Continue reading What Should I Pack for Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail?