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View of the border crossing at Rumichaca, Colombia-Ecuador
Travel South America

Getting to Ecuador and Back from Colombia

During the summer of 2017, I spent five weeks in Colombia and Ecuador. To be frank, I loved Colombia so much that I really debated whether I would go to Ecuador at all. Although I have a friend in northern Ecuador, flights from Bogota…

August 30, 2017
Travel South America

The Machu Picchu Experience

Want to know what to expect at Machu Picchu? This is a 'warts and all' account of a trip taken from Cusco. Also, there are tips to help you make the most of a magical place.…

July 19, 2016
Travel South America

5 Top Highlights of Travel in Bolivia

A land of contrasts that sometimes divides opinion, Bolivia is often the highlight or lowlight of a trip to South America.  Contradictions abound in a country where soaring peaks sit cheek by jowl with shanty towns. Bolivia combines bone-jarring bus rides and avant-garde public…

October 2, 2015
Travel South America

Bolivia: New Sensations

I am standing on the sidewalk. I turn to my left and there are two old ladies in traditional dress with bowler hats talking earnestly on the street corner. Meanwhile, the shop opposite me is blaring the 80s Cyndi Lauper classic ‘Girls Just Wanna…

July 1, 2015
Travel South America

Ciao Argentina, Hola Bolivia!

After two weeks of travel, my time in Argentina has come to end for now. Tomorrow I will travel up to Sucre, Bolivia. It promises to be a long day of travel starting early in the morning here in Puerto Iguazú. This causes me…

June 28, 2015

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