The port of Puno
Well, Chad has now gone, leaving a big empty space in the group! 🙁 He was such an amazing tour
Captivated by the Santiago smog
I am now in Santiago, the capital of Chile! I have to say that I’m already falling in love with
I’m not a city slicker, but…
I have to say that I’m surprised at how much I’ve been blown away by Santiago. Not in an “oh
Chilly in Chile
Omg, I have never been so cold in my life as I am right now. Arriving in La Serena yesterday
Somebody’s stolen my horse
Well, my senses have taken a huge slap over the past few days, in a good way! San Pedro de
Salt, sand and… a hot shower!
Oh. My. God. I think the Salar de Uyuni excursion was the most incredible thing I have ever done in
Too many emotions!
I’m in Potosí at the moment, and it’s been the most shocking place on the trip so far. It’s the
Yesterday I arrived in Sucre and I have to say that it’s the most stunning city I’ve ever seen. There
Happy bday, Hayley!
Today is my sister Hayley’s 15th birthday, which I’m both happy and sad about as I really wish I could
I believe I can fly
At the moment I’m in Cochabamba, which isn’t one of my favourite places to say the least. The town is
Officially the most beautiful city on Earth
So, yet another jaw-droppingly beautiful city was on the agenda as my group boarded an early morning bus to La
I survived Death Road!
Well I’m still alive, which I have to say feels pretty good! 😀 Yesterday was one of the scariest days
Adventures in Pucón
I arrived in Pucón on Friday and since then it HAS NOT STOPPED RAINING! Great big fat drops of rain
Well, now I’m back in Puno after an extraordinary journey around some of Lake Titicaca’s islands! It’s definitely been one
Back in Puno
Annoyingly, I went over on my ankle during my homestay on the island last night and it’s pretty sore now!
Couch potato? Me?
Since arriving in Cuzco I’ve felt really strange. I think it’s because I’m finally in the city leading to the
Angry farmers unite!
Excited at the reality of the Inca Trail being only a day away, I went with the group on a
Machu Picchu at last
Today has been one of the most memorable and surreal days of my life. I just can’t take it in
One week to go!
Omg, it’s only one week until the end of my trip and I have never been so excited in my
Fresh from the canyon
I’m just back from my two-day Colca Canyon excursion, which was surprisingly cool! I especially enjoyed seeing vicuñas in the
No, I haven’t been paragliding again… today I took a flight over the famous Nazca Lines, which was fascinating and
I left Nazca this morning on a bus bound for Pisco, my penultimate stop on this trip, and it’s been
I made it!
It’s finally here… the last day of my big adventure! I thought I would feel really weird today, torn between
My new life has begun
Whew, I’ve been home for almost a week already and it feels like I’ve never been away! I can’t believe
Leaves are falling…
The last few days have been quite packed so I haven’t had a chance to write for a while! On
The best decision I could have made… part 1!
Wow… was it really me who wrote that last entry? I honestly feel like a completely different person now. So
The best decision I could have made… part 2!
I thought I should split this entry into two parts, since I was probably boring the pants off you with
Planning my big adventure
It’s taken me loads of time and thought to actually finalise what I want to do and where I want
The journey begins
OK, how did this happen? One minute I’m sitting at my desk answering telephones that never stop ringing, and the
Hablo español (pero solo un poco!)
My first challenge today was to find my Spanish school. Juan Carlos and Raquel showed me where to get a
Yum, Argentinean bread
I thought I should pay tribute here to Argentinean bread, seeing as I’ve been using it as a sort of
Woo, I now have some pics to show you! 😀 They’re not very good, just random snaps of Buenos Aires,
Yesterday I went to the Cementerio de Recoleta, where the (in)famous Peróns are buried along with lots of other famous
So what’s been happening? Not much really, but it’s all about to kick off because my volunteer work starts tomorrow.
I started my volunteer work yesterday and I have to say that it’s given me a real wake-up call. I
I want to ride my bicycle
Whew, I’m just back from a bike tour of southern Buenos Aires and it was fantastic! We rode around some
A conversation with myself
So… exhausted… so… confused… *huge yawn, head hits the keyboard* OK, this is getting ridiculous. I can’t go on like
92% on my Spanish exam… get in!
Today was the final day of the level I’m studying at in my Spanish school, so the class had to
Bday in BA
Today has been a very strange day as it’s the first time I’ve been away from my family on my
Feeling a bit ill!
Oh dear… I woke up this morning with a macho cold and now my nose WILL NOT STOP RUNNING! It’s
Some stuff to ponder
Yay, there was a thunderstorm here a couple of nights ago and it seems to have cleared up all the
The countdown has begun
Three days to go until I set off on the second part of my adventure… I can’t wait! 😀 I’m
Gun shops and soap operas
Whew, so much for me thinking that my last few days in BA would be nice and relaxing… I volunteered
So that’s it… my time in Buenos Aires is over! It’s been a mad, fun, challenging, emotional and exciting ride,
Bears in Bariloche! (Or not…)
Wow… I’ve arrived in Bariloche and it is honestly the most stunning place I’ve ever seen. It’s a cute little
Galloping with gauchos
Today has been quite surreal, to be honest! Along with most of the group, I went horse riding in the
Chao, Argentina… hola, Chile!
This morning I crossed into Chile, and am now in the tiny town of Puerto Varas! I’m already feeling a