Photo Blog – A Journey through Bolivia: Across the Salt Flats

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After a few unfortunate delays on the way, with not only my bag being stolen as we left Peru, but my friend Justin’s bag being stolen as we arrived in Chile, we finally made it to San Pedro de Attacama (less Justin who went on a quest for a new passport). In San Pedro we met the rest of the …

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. …

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador

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An organised tour into the Amazon Jungle wasn’t adventurous enough – it was time for Jack (my travel buddy) to put his Spanish skills to the test and get us in without a guide. From Quito we travelled by bus to Tena, arriving around 1am in the morning. I shouldn’t have been so surprised, but that drop in altitude meant …