Postcard From… Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. This week, I’ve been chatting to the lovely Two Scots Abroad (Gemma and Craig), two intrepid explorers who have downed tools as teacher and tradesman to take a sabbatical and travel The…

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Postcard From… El Chino, Peru

Postcard From... El Chino, Peru

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. This week’s Postcard is from Hannah, the blogger behind That Adventurer – a travel blog that inspires people to go off the beaten track and take on new challenges. She’s recently returned…

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Death Road Photos

Death Road

I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through the photos that our tour group, Altitude, sent me after we biked Death Road with them in La Paz, Bolivia. It was a pretty bright day so most of them were a tiny bit over-exposed, but I’ve given them a tweak to bring…

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Our South American Adventure (A Summary)

Machu Picchu

With this week’s posts on Rio, I have finally finished writing about my five month trip in South America with my boyfriend Sam. Along the way, I kept my “timeline” post more or less updated, so if you want the precise low-down of what I did across those 155 incredible…

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Exploring Rio – Christ the Redeemer

Exploring Rio - Christ the Redeemer

15th July One of our final stops in Rio before heading back to the UK was the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado. This is a serious tourist trap; overcrowded, overpriced and  very over-done, but it also felt like the one thing we couldn’t miss in Rio…

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Exploring Rio – Lapa

Exploring Rio - Lapa

14th and 15th July We may have spent our first four nights in Rio slumming it in the Rocinha favela thanks to the hugely inflated World Cup accommodation prices, but thankfully right after the weekend of the final match Sam and I were able to switch to a more reasonably priced hostel in…

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Exploring Rio – Santa Teresa

Exploring Rio - Santa Teresa

Rio de Janeiro, we discovered, is an absolutely enormous city with dozens of different districts to explore, so varied that it can feel like you’re visiting multiple cities at once. From the Rocinha favela, where we were staying in the midst of the busy slum town, to the glossy city…

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Cook in Rio

Cook in Rio

I chat Brazilian culture and food with Simone at the Cook in Rio class – oh, and we also make some food, too…

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