South america

Visiting Iguazu Falls – Facts & Advice for the Brazil & Argentina Side.

Foz de Igaucu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the WORLD and borders both Argentina and Brazil. Igaucu translates to “Big Water” and it’s no surprise why as it spans 2.7 Km and currently  stands at 6th place in the world for the greatest annual flow rate with an average of 1746m3/second! Eleanor Roosevelt famously visited and uttered ‘poor Niagra’ which at 165m is a 1/3 shorter.... Read More...
Things to do in San Pedro de atacama, chile

Things to do in San Pedro De Atacama & Moon Valley

I absolutely LOVED San Pedro. It’s a small town in the north of Chile, not far from the Bolivian and Argentinian borders. It’s your gateway to the Atacama desert and the Bolivean Altiplano and you could happily while away a week or two here, soaking up the towns abundent charm and exploring the local dramatic scenery by hiking, 4WD, cycling or even horseback!... Read More...

Hiking The Lare’s Trek – an Alternative to The Inca Trail

When I first started planning my trip to Peru, I always planned to take the Inca Trail. Alas 4 months was not long enough to secure my Inca permit so I chose the Lares trek instead. Initially I was disappointed. I mean you can’t come to Peru and not do the iconic Inca trail right?! But when I started researching the trek and speaking to people who had already done the Lare’s I realised it might even be a tad better…... Read More...

Why you need to visit Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Our trip first took us to the floating island village of Uros. Life here is fascinating. The islands are literally floating on the lake made out of blocks of peat and layered with river reeds. If you jump up and down, water actually seeps up over your feet and you can feel the island wobble! Each island has a few huts and is shared by several members of extended family. Neighbours are reached with boats also made of river reeds and if conditions become unfavourable, the island can be moved at any given point and re-anchored else where! So no problems with nightmare neighbours! ... Read More...

Visiting The East Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal and Isla Lobos.

I can’t imagine any place so spectacular as the Galapagos Islands - the wildlife, the beaches, the geography, the natural history… It’s such a privilege to be here and experience it first hand after seeing it on so many wildlife documentaries. Do you remember the famous scene with the racing snakes and the iguanas in BBC one’s planet earth? It was so shocking it went viral across social media. It was in fact filmed in The Galapagos! ... Read More...
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