Cartagena tour group, Colombia

Tips For Travelling Solo Around The World

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Ever since 2003 I was determined to travel around the world by myself. I'm not sure why I set my mind on travelling solo. It might have been my strong independence, or it might have been something that I just had to do alone. Travelling round…
The ultimate Inca Trail Packing List - Adventure Bagging

The Complete Inca Trail Packing List

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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was something I'd wanted to do since I was a young boy. Now that I've actually hiked one of the best trails in the world, I can safely say it was one of my top five travel highlights ever. Before I left…
Bolivariano - a busy company in Colombia, South America

Bus Journey Experiences in South America

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It was around the time the officers automatic weapon was pressed firmly against my shoulder that I decided to write this blog post. 'Expect the unexpected when it comes to South American bus journeys', I should have told myself at the start…
Simon Heyes with dinosaur - Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

An iPhone Photo Tour Of The Salar De Uyuni

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If you're planning on visiting South America, and Bolivia in particular, I implore you to visit the Salar de Uyuni. It is a photographers playground. The Salar de Uyuni consists of over 4,000 square miles of salt flat, which started forming…
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The Argentine Experience - Buenos Aires

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What springs to mind when you think of Argentina? Sumptuous red wine? Delicious steak? Tango? All of the above? After struggling with the food and drink in Bolivia, arriving into Buenos Aires was a breath of fresh air, and the Argentine…
View over Santiago from Cerro san Cristobal

7 Things To Do In Santiago

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Like most places in South America, I have a huge affection for Santiago. With a population of 6 million, a fantastic wine culture and being surrounded by snow-capped mountains make Santiago a special city. Santiago was also the city that…
Men wearing a pair of sunga on Ipanema Beach, Brazil

The Short Story About My Pair Of Brazilian Sungas

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Wherever I travel, I always try to immerse myself in the local culture. Traditions, ways of life, food, drink, dancing...you name it, I'll try it. For those of you that have been to Brazil, and walked a long one of Rio de Janeiro's many fine…
Waving the flag on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Taquile Island - Lake Titicaca's Peruvian Gem

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Taquile Island is a little strip of land 5 miles long and less than 1 mile wide, located in the centre of Lake Titicaca in Peru. Yet despite it's size, it is a place big on culture, big on uniqueness, and made a big impression on me. After…
Pablo Escobar and Hacienda Napoles - Medellin, Colombia

Pablo Escobar: The Curious Story Of Hacienda Nápoles And The Hippos

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I loved travelling around Colombia. Along with Brazil, the country loves to party. They have a great culture, and the people are incredibly friendly. They have the Caribbean Coast, incredible coffee and some of the freshest fruit you will…
A picture at high altitide in the Peruvian Andes mountains

8 Tips To Prevent Altitude Sickness In South America

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Altitude sickness is something a lot of travellers worry about before setting off on their round the world adventures. Not me. I never get ill. I've had one sick day in my working life (9 years) and wouldn't have expected anything less…