Tbilisi – vibrant modern meets classic

Tbilisi won my affections immediately. We arrived at the central railway station before 7am and my first view from the train window was this underpass. Then we three walked 20 minutes to Fabrika Hostel which I managed to book as we stepped down on to the platform. The beds cost us £8.24 each, which isn't... Continue Reading →

Back to Tallinn!

This place does feel like home for me even though home is wherever my backpack is. I returned for a week to see the bits and pieces I missed on my previous trips, in particular the Viru Hotel KGB Museum tour and some more sightseeing. My mum and stepdad joined me in Tallinn to see... Continue Reading →

Medellín – first impressions

I can certainly understand why so many people end up staying here indefinitely, it's an intriguing place. I wonder if I will end up joining them. I've decided to write this after my first day in the city to see how it compares to my thoughts after more exploring. El Poblado One of the main... Continue Reading →

Buenos Aires – the city of tango

There are lots of faces to Buenos Aires so it's worth spending at least 4 or 5 days here to see all the major sights without rushing. I've got until 9th January before I fly down to Southern Argentina so we're splitting the time between Buenos Aires and a few days in Montevideo, Uruguay. On... Continue Reading →

Valparaiso – Street Art Paradise

Valparaiso, or Valpo, is a chilled out Mecca for street art, I will fondly remember it for the epic art and also it's epic steps!! It's an important port city for Chile and is home to the Navy, but the best of the city can be found on its steep hilly streets. For the weary,... Continue Reading →

Santiago – exploring the city

The second time around, Santiago was spot on! I stayed in a vibrant area called Bella Vista at a hostel called the Bella Vista Hostel for about £12 per night. The neighborhood, "Barrio" in Chilean, is home to some fantastic street art and is walking distance to all the major attractions. I spent a few... Continue Reading →

Arrival at Rapa Nui

As I predicted, Santiago was a bit much for the senses so as soon as I arrived I bought a flight straight to the tropical island paradise of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). It's super hot and sticky despite being quite windy but it's ace already. Just check out the photos as the plane approached the... Continue Reading →

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