Tag: South America

Birds in the Amazon

Animals in the amazon

Those of you who know us, read our blog and follow us on social media, are probably aware that we (well, mainly me, Antie) are a little bit animal obsessed. I was that crazy kid who ran after dogs in the park, hugged every cat in sight and traumatised hamsters. […]

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 […]

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 […]