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2012 – A Year of Backpacker Travel in Pictures

2012 has been a pretty dam epic year for my backpacking travels and indeed the blog too! In the past 12months I’ve left rainy cold England behind and spent pretty much all year basking in the warmth of an endless summer on my RTW backpacking trip. I’ve covered 4 continents and 10 countries, all of which …

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30 More Ideas For My Travel Bucket List

I first published my bucket list late last year and as with all things travel it’s snowballed since I’ve been back on the road backpacking again! I’ve added a few things here and there, some that I hadn’t considered putting on the list until I actually booked to do them and some on the recommendation …

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Travel Blog Relay – My Top 3 Travel Experiences

It’s been going a couple of weeks now but my time to pick up the baton for Team Purple in the LowCostHolidays.com blogger relay – kindly passed to me by @laura_davies80 from SouthEastAsiaBackpacker.com  If you’re not in the loop it’s a chance for bloggers to share their weird, wonderful and amazing experiences with you – …

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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 high up in the Andes, where recent volcanic activity heats underground springs to high temperatures?   When in Rome… Nothing more than a few …

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10 Things I Miss and Don’t Miss About Travelling South America

I’ve only just left but there’s already certain things I miss about backpacking South America through Ecuador and Peru, but also equally things I don’t – so here’s my Top 10 Things I Miss and Don’t Miss;   I DO miss the sun, yes it’s meant to be the beginning of summer, and yes I …

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Walking the Inca Trail, Peru With @GAdventures

One of the top bucket list items when backpacking Peru is undoubtedly Machu Pichu. But even more so is the chance to trek the infamous Inca Trail to arrive there via the sungate. I’m not a hiker (nor a massive fan of walking!) but my Peruvian plans were an exception to this rule – and …

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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 experienced. The destination – the highest navigatable lake in the world – Lake Titicaca. LT sits …

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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 beds floating around the lake, anchored together in a small community, the perfect place to take some lush shots!

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