Snow and Ice Pics – Climbing Mt Villarica in Pucon Chile

The climb up

Travel will change you. It will open your eyes to new people, new cultures and new experiences. It will test your patience, your stomach strength and your ability to cope when you are out of your element. Travel will change you, thankfully for the best. Climbing Mt Villarica in Pucon Chile is one of my greatest travel memories. Mostly for […]

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March 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Fresh Water Snorkeling in Bonito, Brazil

Fresh Water Snorkeling in Bonito, Brazil

After a brief flight from Rio to Campo Grande, a one-night sleep over, and then a few hour car journey, we landed ourselves in beautiful Bonito! We made our way to Bonito with two agendas on our mind, one was to snorkel in some of the world’s clearest waters and the other was to break up our long journey from Rio to Bolivia. Although […]

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January 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

Coffee “Connoisseuring” in Salento, Columbia

Coffee “Connoisseuring” in Salento, Columbia

Salento is a quaint country town located 25km from the area’s capital of Armenia.  Renowned for its coffee plantations and jaw dropping landscape this is a perfect little getaway from all the hustle and bustle of some of the big buzzing cities of Colombia.  With one main plaza and only about a dozen small side streets it’s extremely easy to […]

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September 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Sailing the San Blas Islands

Sailing the San Blas Islands

Many people doing the South/Central America gringo trail usually face the question of how to cross between the two. With overland routes being out of the question because of the extremely dangerous Darien Gap you will either need to fly or boat. I had only planned on doing South America but continually heard about this unforgettable boat trip between Cartagena […]

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September 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Just a few hours south of Mancora you can find Lobitos, an off the beaten track surf town renowned for its left hand waves.  Underdeveloped and slightly run down Lobitos has a nice charm about it, quite long beaches with no one around but other surfers there to spend as much time in the waves as possible.  Bare in mind […]

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July 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora my first beach stop since Brazil and oh what a beautiful sight! Beach bars, seafood and surfing!  I stayed at the Loki hostel which is a chain of party hostels found through Bolivia and Peru.  Mancora Loki is an old resort turned hostel so we had a big pool, big bar, balconies off all the dorms and it’s located […]

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July 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

A recommended side trip from Huacachina or on route to Lima is to visit Islas Ballestas. They are a group of islands near the town of Paracas which is only an hour away Huacachina.  The islands are home to a large variety of birds species and sea lions and you can do a day tour from hotels in Huacachina for […]

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July 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

After all the trekking of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon it was now time for me to start venturing back towards the coast to catch some sun and sand.  My aim was to get to Mancora, Peru’s number one beach town, as quickly as possible as it had already been almost 2 months since I last got to dip my […]

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July 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm