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Adventures, Bolivia, South America 23rd May 2017

8 Of The Best Reasons To Visit Bolivia

We were lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Bolivia on our travels and were surprised by just how much we enjoyed it. Like many of the destinations we visit we hadn’t done a huge amount of research in advance, and had heard mixed reviews from other travellers on our journey through South America. There are loads of awesome reasons to visit Bolivia and it’s a beautiful, amazing and fascinating country to explore.

Adventures, Bolivia 9th May 2017

Discovering Dinosaur Footprints in Bolivia

Much to our surprise, Bolivia turned out to be one of our favourite countries. We didn’t know a lot about it before our visit except for understanding that it’s a very poor country, has some social and infrastructural challenges and tends to be a bit like marmite with travellers. As we’d journeyed through South America some people regaled us with stories of terrible food poisoning, scary experiences of theft and plenty of difficulties in travelling around Bolivia.

Adventures, Galapagos 7th May 2017

20 Awesome Photos Of The Galapagos Islands

We absolutely loved the Galapagos. Even now, many months and adventures later, we love looking back on our photos of the Galapagos Islands and remembering what an incredible time we had. Whilst it’s pretty expensive as backpacking destinations go, and not exactly the easiest place to reach, I’d recommend it to any travellers who love nature and wildlife. 

Adventures, Chile, Itineraries 4th May 2017

How to spend 24 hours in San Pedro De Atacama

We only had 24 hours in San Pedro De Atacama, as the tiny desert town was just a short stop off on our way from Salta, Argentina to the Bolivian salt flats. Turns out that it was one of the busiest – and best – days of our trip and that San Pedro is absolutely packed with amazing things to do. We’ve been meaning to write about it for ages but have only just got round to it, so here goes!

Adventures, Peru 3rd November 2016

Our Amazon Nightmare

This post started out as a recollection of the main events from our disastrous tour of the Amazon jungle in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. It then warped into a creative writing piece written in the third person that was supposed to make it easier for me to write about these traumatic events.

Bolivia, South America 2nd October 2016

3 days in Salar de Uyuni (salt flats), Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni (or the Salt Flats as we like to call them) are world famous for being very flat and very salty. During our 3 days in this area we were extremely fortunate to see rare animals, join in with a llama-burning ceremony and play football with local Bolivian children who made us look as if our lungs had been forcibly removed prior to kick-off.

Adventures, Argentina, Chile 27th September 2016

Kicking off our G Adventures Tour – Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

We weren’t entirely sure what to expect when joining our G Adventures tour from Buenos Aires through to La Paz. After all, we’d spent 7/8 weeks happily travelling alone, being social when the mood took us and taking time to relax and do not very much when we felt like it. We only had a day to get to know everyone in Buenos Aires before we set off on the first leg of our journey – from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama.