// Brazil: Shakira the Horse & Fishing for Piranhas//

Blogging: Brazil. Shakira the Horse & Fishing for Piranhas #Travel

Parrots

Brazil, Brazil I’m in bloody Brazil, hosts of this year’s World Cup. Oh and what day did I land, yes that’s right the day after Brazil got a history making thrashing from the Germans. 7:1. Oh what a joyous day to land in a country famed for their big smiles. What’s that… riots, a country in morning, misery filled streets as the proud hosts of 2014s World Cup got an utter pasting on the field of…

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// Sucre, Rock Climbing and Civilisation//

Blogging: Sucre, Rock Climbing and Civilisation #Travel #Bolivia

rock climbing

After being dusty, freezing and hungry for days Sucre and its beautiful flower filled streets were a blessing. Hot water. The showers had actual running hot water! The lama print leggings with fur lining were peeled off my legs and everything I owned weighed in a backstreet launderette for deep cleansing. There was a Levi shop next to our hotel, Hotel Independence, and the desire to leave my…

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// Bolivia’s Salt Flats and Blockades//

Blogging: Bolivia’s Salt Flats and Blockades #Travel

salt flats

We were woken up in the remote sleepy town of Uyuni to news of riots in La Paz and a blockade about to take place right where we’d spent the night. The plan was to head out to Bolivia’s salt flats that morning but if we weren’t quick we’d be spending at least another few long days and nights in this deserted, dust filled empty town. Panic followed as a number of taxi drivers were found to get us…

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// San Pedro, La Paz: The Most Fascinating Prison in the World//

Blogging: San Pedro, La Paz: The Most Fascinating Prison in the World

streetart

Stood in a leafy square in the centre of La Paz drenched in sunlight it was hard to believe one of the most notorious prisons of our time was only metres away. The gate was in spitting distance and a swarm of dirty looking men roamed just behind the bars all waiting for tourists to enter their domain. San Pedro prison shot to fame in the book Marching Powderwhere British drug trafficker Thomas…

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// La Paz: Death Road Biker Challenge//

Blogging: La Paz: Death Road Biker Challenge #Travel

Bolivia, Travel

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 Spanish but I got through – they must have just given up on me. We made our way by bus to La Paz,…

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// The Beautiful People of Lake Titicaca//

Blogging: The Beautiful People of Lake Titicaca #Travel

Peru, travel, people

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.

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// Blood, Sweat & Tears - An Honest Inca Trail Adventure//

Blogging: Blood, Sweat & Tears - An Honest Inca Trail Adventure #Travel

Peru ruins

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 I didn’t feel a thing!’ But for one reason or another I found myself with a skull crushing headache and my head in…

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// Falling in Love… Peru//

Blogging: Falling in Love… Peru #Travel

Lama

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 completely in love with life.

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// You’d Better Belize It - Blue Hole Diving//

Blogging: You’d Better Belize It - Blue Hole Diving #Travel

Belize

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. However, when I started to google search it, all kinds of off-putting info came up… ‘Blue Hole deaths – 1 per year’, ‘health & safety –…

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// Guatemala: Chicken Buses, Headstands & the Moon//

New blog. Guatemala: Chicken Buses, Headstands & the Moon #Travel

Lake Atitcan

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 as quickly as I could, took my card and walked confidently back to the bus past the machine gun…

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