Crossing from Peru to Bolivia via a land border was fairly sketchy. We walked a across a bridge and queued in a decaying building which stank of piss, litter strewn everywhere and machine gun paintings on each doorway. It took a while, I couldn’t answer any of the questions they fired at me in, Read More
One of Peru’s biggest surprises for me was the communities that dwell both on and around Lake Titicaca. Staying in Puno, a Peruvian city that borders the lake you could be completely unaware of the magical people that live only minutes away in a very alternative but traditional way of life.
The tears came before I even reached The Inca trail. Colca Canyon was to blame for said tears. We headed there just to test our altitude capabilities before we began the trek. I was a little cocky prior to this overnight stop as ‘I have been to Everest Base Camp, don’t you know and, Read More
I wish I could capture that feeling flying into a new country gives me. I’ve just landed in Lima and I’m exploring the city for the first time, I’m euphoric. It’s like starting a new relationship, happy and full of lust. Excited about what might be! I’m addicted to flying into new countries and, Read More
The magical ‘Blue Hole’ was what drew me to Belize. I’ve seen so many photos of this huge blue hole out in the Caribbean Sea, it’s a National Geographic fav! Now I seem to be on a mission to dive in some of the best spots in the world I couldn’t miss this one., Read More
Stood at an ATM and gradually realising that the man stood behind me casually has a big chunky metal gun shoved down the front of his jeans was my first taste of Guatemala. His yellow shirted fat belly nearly concealed it but he almost definitely wasn’t trying to hide this weapon. I hit cancel, Read More
The boatman reached into the Pacific Ocean and scooped out two bedraggled vultures, laying them on the huge pile of rucksacks. Now this tiny narrow rowing boat not only had 10 sweaty backpackers but two enormous soggy birds of prey, making their way from Nicaragua to El Salvador. This border crossing was pretty surreal.
Dub-step played from one of the official’s iPhones at Nicaragua’s border, the landscape was immediately dryer and more baron that Costa Rica’s lush green hills. It was clear that this Central American country was less used to backpackers with local markets only full of local faces. Nicaragua has a slightly edgy feel to it, Read More
Sat in a hectic indoor market in San Jose, at a makeshift ice-cream bar enjoying vanilla ice-cream made with fresh pods and a dash of cinnamon with Robert, was how my Costa Rica adventure began. My new actor musician friend wanted to improve his English and I wanted to explore the sights with a, Read More
As much as I’m desperately trying not to other-think it, live in the moment and savour every second, it’s a fact that I’m now much nearer my end date than my start date. Much, much closer and I’m terrified.