Come with me to experience my adventures in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Mexico.

Santiago, Chile

Sunny Santiago – after being in the snow and coldness of Bolivia; I was so happy to arrive in Santiago and it felt like a British summer. It’s been a while since I felt the sun shine on my face and for it to actually warm up my face!  I was so lucky to have… Continue Reading →

Chile 411

The wine producing, self-sufficient and the richest country in South America. Chile is a country that has a desert, towns and the beautiful outdoors as well as home to the tallest building in South America (984 feet).Chile is a massive country and offers A LOT for any type of trip (but mostly outdoors) however, I… Continue Reading →

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama is a Chilean Town located in the north and 106km southeast of Calama (remember this place as this has the only airport close to the desert). You can fly here from Santiago however, since I was in Bolivia checking out the Salt Flats, I wanted to cross the border rather than… Continue Reading →

WorkAway: Vineyard Bolivia

I got suggested to do a work away on a vineyard in Bolivia. Well I had two weeks to spare, so I signed up to WorkAway which is a cultural exchange for travellers to immerse themselves in another country, get accommodation, learn new language and skills – usually its free accommodation for work. There is… Continue Reading →

La Paz, Bolivia

I crossed the border by bus from Peru to Bolivia – which was a little nightmare as they unzip your bag and will take away your fruit then look through your bag then you have to repack everything. So annoying! The customs were a nightmare and unfortunately, the custom officers were a little corrupt. One… Continue Reading →

Machu Picchu

A place I dreamed about going to when I was a child and didn’t think it was ever possible for me to go.  I am not an outdoors person and have NEVER camped in my life however, I felt the journey to Machu Picchu required at least a journey that might help me be one… Continue Reading →

Puno, Lake Taticaca

Puno is the city gateway to get to Lake Titicaca and this lake borders both Peru and Bolivia.. I guess I spoiled the next stop for me. This is the place with floating islands that are self made and families will make these islands to live together but when there is a dispute, they can… Continue Reading →

Cusco, Peru

I booked a tour with G Adventures which included transportation to Cusco and OH MY, there is difference in altitude that my body felt. I stayed in Milhouse – very social and clean – good location and I enjoyed staying here. The staff were frikkin awesome and it is such a good social hostel. Altitude… Continue Reading →

Peru 101 + Lima

Peru was the place I started my South American travels and what a place to start :). My main plan was to hike Machu Picchu and for this, I would’ve booked a tour. At the time I was looking, it worked out similar to price for me to book the hike and travel around Peru… Continue Reading →

CUBA 101

Stuff you need to know before arriving in CUBA – because it’s a process itself! Getting to Cuba I flew from Mexico and I managed to get a visa at the airport during check in with Interjet for $25 USD (cash only) and this is a piece of paper that you need for passport control… Continue Reading →

Rio, Rio, Rio

Rio, Rio, Rio.  My transfer from Paraty took me directly to my hostel which helped as it was getting dark. Now, I’ve stayed in Rio twice during my trip. This was before and after going to Transcoso, Bahia.  Firstly, I really enjoyed staying at El Misti Hostel – it was really lively, the staff were… Continue Reading →

Paraty / Ilhe Grande

I was making my way up from São Paulo so I caught a bus from São Paulo’s bus station – I went to the company ‘XX’ stand (I am still trying to find this bus ticket so will update when I find this) and brought my ticket there that took me to Paraty.  Paraty is… Continue Reading →

Sao Paulo

I flew from Medellin > Lima > Rio > Sao Paulo – I was absolutely shattered by the time I got to São Paulo and had a very long nap when I arrived at my boutique hostel.  There are two airports in Sao Paulo – one close to the City Centre and the other is… Continue Reading →

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls is one of the Natural Wonders in the World that you have to see once in your life. Iguazu Falls lies between Brazil and Argentina that both have different views of the waterfalls. I flew from Sao Paulo to the Foz de Iguazu (the Brazilian side) and stayed there for a few nights. … Continue Reading →

Bogota

My first stop in Colombia (I flew from Lima, Peru) and I chose to stay in La Candeleria at a very cool hostel called Graffiti Hostel. Honestly, I rate this hostel highly as they are in a good location but also for using local graffiti artists to make their mark in different areas of the… Continue Reading →

Medellin

A cosmopolitan city that has a good Metro System to take you downtown to see the wonderful museums, bus station and other sights.  I stayed in the El Poblado area which is known to be safe – especially for tourists, lively with lots of places to eat, drink and party and some great places to… Continue Reading →

Trinidad

Trinidad THE PLACE THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO VISIT. This is the place which has been featured in MANY films as it still looks the same when it’s been built with cobbled streets, colonial style buildings and it’s lively atmosphere. BUT … there was no salsa on the steps as Coronavirus ruined it!! But… Continue Reading →

Vinales, Cienfueglos & Santa Clara

Havana isn’t the only place to be in Cuba, it’s worth visiting the surrounding areas to get the true experience of this country. Here are a few places that I visited: Vinales  The small town that was purpose built to cater to tourism and located about 2 hours from Havana. Although this shows crap, it’s… Continue Reading →

Havana

Havanaaaaa I hope you’re singing the Camillo Cabelo song with me as it’s tune that speaks volumes when you arrive. Now, you can hire a classic Chevrolet or a 1950’s car as a taxi or they can charge per hour to take you wherever you want at $60 USD per hour.  You might be able… Continue Reading →

Santa Marta – The Lost City Trek

When I arrived in Bogota; I was absolutely freezing! I arrived here in August and many people said to me that Colombia would be hot – it seemed they were wrong.  Then, I moved to Medellin which was a good warm like 25C – 30C which is a comfortable heat that I could handle. There… Continue Reading →

Colombia’s IVA Tax & How to claim it back

So you’ve done some shopping in Colombia from retailers like Dr Martens, Forever 21, Zara or brought some sparkling new jewellery? If you are a Foreign tourist who doesn’t reside in Colombia, then YOU have the right to claim 100% IVA tax back from your goods purchased in Colombia.  Currently, the IVA Tax is at… Continue Reading →

Colombia – The place to be

I left my heart in Colombia! Colombia wasn’t my first choice and I was actually debating whether to go to Argentina or Colombia at the time. Fortunately, for me, Colombia won that debate and I’ve had the most unforgettable experiences there.  I wish I could’ve stayed in Colombia long as the people were friendly, the… Continue Reading →