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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 […]

Storm clouds rolling in over Cusco

Best Places to Eat in Cusco

We spent two weeks in Cusco over Christmas and New Year’s Eve and ate out. A lot. Cusco is home to hundreds of great restaurants where you can find everything from traditional Peruvian cuisine, western food (to satisfy any pesky cravings) and great veggie options. Here are our top recommendations […]

A heron sleeps

When the Earth Sank

In 1960, the region around the town of Valdivia in Chile, was hit by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. It is believed to have been between 9.4-9.6 on the Richter scale and affected an estimated 400,000 square kilometres (for context, the UK is only slightly over half of that […]

Antie on the Salt Flats in Bolivia

Travelling to South America with IBS

Travelling around South America for seven months has been a new challenge for my intrepid but rather unpredictable bowels. Having explored Asia extensively I felt prepared for this new challenge but equally nervous about my stomach’s reaction – how would it cope with the exotic foods, new bugs, altitude complications […]

View of valley from Salento

How to Spend a Month in Colombia

Colombia – a country once known solely for its bloody, cocaine-fuelled years, but now better known for salsa, football and its wonderful people, has experienced an incredible resurgence over the past 20 years and is firmly on the South America backpacker trail. No longer under the drug lord Pablo Escobar’s corrupt reign of […]