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 →

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 →

3 Days in Bogotá – it’s a must

The bus arrived into Bogotá central station at 1:30am, much earlier than we expected. The other girls managed to get a reservation at a hostel in La Candelaria district which is the ideal place to stay and I managed to get a bed at an awesome hostel called Masaya. Dorm beds are $32,000COP per night... Continue Reading →

Tejo – the best game in the world

I couldn't love this game any more!! Los Amigos Tejo in Salento is where I first played, it usually costs around $3.000COP to play and you're expected to buy a beer (practically part of the rules!). The game itself is simple. Each player picks a lead weight which they then throw from an agreed distance... Continue Reading →

Cali – Salsa capital!

I returned to Cali for almost a week to take salsa classes and go out to the famous salsa bars. I had a fantastic time! First things first - Salsa and a Place to Stay I stayed at Hostal El Viajero, which isn't cheap but it's a great hostel with a nice atmosphere, plenty of... 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 →

Into the Ice – The Antarctic Peninsula

After South Georgia we had a two day sail over to the Antarctic Peninsula, punctuated by icebergs, whales and an amazing abundance of seabirds. The icebergs in particular were spectacular. We cruised past an iceberg so large it has a name. It's called C28B and broke off the Larsen Ice Shelf and it was over... Continue Reading →

Before I set sail on my Antarctic Voyage

That's her! That's my boat!! First cruise in my life and I choose over 20 days at sea on the roughest sea in the world. Haha this could be interesting. That said, I have packed sooooo many pills for this trip - sea sickness, altitude sickness, malaria, vitamins... I thought I was going to be... Continue Reading →

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