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Patagonia

How to Do Patagonia on a Budget 

Travelling in Patagonia is not cheap, especially compared to other places in South America, such as Bolivia and Colombia. We suddenly went from having our own rooms in hostels and eating three course meals to camping, eating pasta and salami on a daily basis and drinking boxed wine (which is […]

Cusco

Top things to do in Cusco 

Cusco was one of our favourite cities during our seven month trip around South America. We spent two enjoyable weeks there over Christmas and New Year, pottering around and recharging before the next leg of our journey into Bolivia. Steeped in history; Cusco was the centre of the Inca Empire […]

Pete & Antie on a volcano in Pucon

Top Tips for Staying Safe in South America 

Before coming to South America we had heard multiple horror stories of muggings by gunpoint, robberies on bus journeys, scams and abduction. Of course, scams and robberies do happen. They can happen anywhere in the world. This isn’t something to put you off or to worry about when you travel. […]

Machu Picchu

14 Signs You Have Travelled in South America

You have accumulated at least three fake alpaca jumpers and now look identical to every other backpacker in South America Your rucksack is filled with llamas… llama pens, llama key rings, llama toys. You now are carrying more llamas than socks You took Spanish classes at Beehive Hostel in Sucre, Bolivia […]

Antie taking a photo at Iguazu

Our Top Free Travel Apps

Whilst we’ve been exploring South America, we have come to depend on a small handful of great apps. Some directly aimed at travellers and others that are more general. Before you head off on your next travel adventure, we would definitely recommend installing these apps to help you along the […]

Santiago from Cerro San Cristobal

Top Ten Tips for Travelling Chile

We completely fell in love with Chile over the course of the three months we were there. This diverse country stretches 4,300 kilometres from arid desert in the north to wild and beautiful national parks in the south. Not to mention, a handful of very cool cities.   1. Learn […]