Tagaytay and the Taal Volcano

I got to ride in a Jeepney! I wanted to get a good view of the whole crater lake and was told that the Sky Ranch is the place for it. Once you get to the roundabout at Olivarez, all of the Jeepneys are going in the right direction and it turns out that you... Continue Reading →

Gorgeous Georgia – Hiking from Mestia to Ushguli

Hiking in the Svaneti Region of Georgia is an absolute treat. It's one of the main areas that is easily accessible from Kutaisi so it's a well-trodden route to get to Mestia from Kutaisi. Getting to Mestia We discovered just how cheap Georgian taxis are when a 10 minute ride to the bus station from... Continue Reading →

Guatapé – a grand day out

You ever decide to do something and before you even get there you realise it's gonna be awesome?! Today I visited La Piedra, a giant rock that you can climb up near a tiny town called Guatapé, a 2-hour bus journey from Medellín. You take the bus from the North Terminal, just outside the Caribe... Continue Reading →

Quilotoa Loop – finally some fabulous weather!

A group of five of us set out from Secret Garden to hike for three days to a volcano crater (Paul joined us on the first night). We stayed overnight in Latacunga at Hostel Tiana which was actually a fairly decent hostel with interesting split-level rooms, costing $10.50 per night including breakfast.We had breakfast, bought... Continue Reading →

Torres Del Paine Full “O” Circuit

I just got back to Puerto Natales after an amazing 9-day hiking trip in Torres del Paine National Park. What a place!! I decided to join a G Adventures group tour almost entirely due to the ridiculous shambles of an online booking system the companies have managed to create! But that issue is fairly well-known... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Glaciers National Park

Day 1 - Hike to Laguna Torre My first day hike was an 18 kilometre round trip to visit a lagoon at the foot of a glacier which has a lot of nature-sculpted icebergs in. The first step is to hike to the top of the village up this rather fancy staircase. This is a... Continue Reading →

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