Sa Pa Homestay Trek (on a budget)

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When I first arrived in Sapa, I headed straight to the tour desk at my hostel to get an idea of what I could do over the coming days. A homestay trek was high on my list – it sounded perfect to me! But then I was told the cost – it’d be just shy of 2 million VND for …

Into the Depths of Cañon del Colca, Peru

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin In true Latin American style, the 160km bus journey to Cabanaconde – the starting point of our Cañon del Colca adventure – took a lengthy 5 hours… In true budget traveller style, we neglected to pay the 70 sol fee required to trek around the canyon… We planned for a four day hike, taking in …

Getting high on Volcanoes in Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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I wanted to end my time in Ecuador on a high – quite literally. My final little adventure would get me to the highest I’d ever been – the base camp of Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, with it’s highest point sitting just shy of 6,000 metres. It’s also amazingly close to Quito (or even Latacunga …

Vamos a Pululahua

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When you hear about a volcano crater in which people live, you can’t not pay it a visit, right? That place was Pululahua in Ecuador for me. I was imagining your typical volcano, and not comprehending how people could manage to live there – something resembling mines with roads going round and round the inside was what I first pictured. …

Hiking the Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador

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Note to self: when deciding to do a trek at almost 4,000 metres, research properly – otherwise you’ll end up taking the harder path… At least that was our experience when we decided the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador looked like a bit of fun for a few days. We did our research (I read one blog that described how a …