Tag: top tips

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. […]

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 […]

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 from the Carretera

Top Tips for Hitch Hiking the Carretera Austral in Chile

The Carretera Austral is one of Chile’s most beautiful and remote stretches of road. The highway runs about 1,240km from Puerto Montt in the Chilean lake district to Villa O’Higgins in the south through rural Patagonia. One of the best ways to travel along it as a backpacker is by hitching […]

Peru

Top Ten Tips for Travelling Peru

Peru is well established on the South American tourist trail and is a relatively easy country to navigate. That said, it’s still South America and your plans will inevitably change! So, after spending a month exploring from Iquitos in the Amazon basin to Cusco in the Andes, we have put […]