South America

The Hot Springs of Papallacta, Ecuador

Papallacta, Ecuador - a town synonymous for relaxation, hot springs and pampering. Even the backpacker, especially the backpacker, needs the occasional day of rejuvenation and where better to do that than hi... Read More...

Getting Pissed on Pisco in Peru!

I came to Ica simply to get a final fix of board sports before heading inland, but due to the bus timetables I found myself with the best part of a day to kill before heading onwards to Puno. I probably woul... Read More...

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

As I finally strayed from the coast for the first time since landing in South America back in January I was headed the furthest I'd ever been away from the sea, and to the highest altitude I have ever experienc... Read More...
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Photo of the Week – 07.05.12

A couple of weeks ago I got to spend a few days exploring Lake Titicaca in Peru (the posts going live tomorrow!) and this is one of my favourite images - the view from our boat as we headed out to the float... Read More...

Adios South America

By the time you read this post I should be safely nestled back in my own double bed, probably freezing my arse off in Devon, England. Yup - my South American adventure has come to an end after 4months of sun... Read More...

Why Travel Sucks…

Over the last week or so I’ve decided that there is one element of backpacking that I’m beginning to truly despise. But it’s something that’s so fundamental to backpacking as a whole - whether it’s a 2 week ... Read More...

Sandboarding in Huacachina

After a rather last minute decision to skip past Lima and head straight inland from Mancora I found myself in Ica, some 28 hour bus journey away (or around 7ish from Lima) ...or more precisely Huacachina . T... Read More...
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Photo of the Week – 23.04.12

I spent last weekend exploring the floating islands of Lake Titicaca - some 20minutes boat journey off the mainland city of Puno in Peru. It's a stunning place where local families literally live on reed be... Read More...