Tag: travel tips


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 […]

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 […]

View from Guatape Rock

Top 10 Tips for Travelling Colombia

We spent a month or so in Colombia, spending time in a wide variety of places, environments and cities. From Capurgana on the Caribbean coast, to Bogota and finally to Leticia in the heart of the Amazon. Along the way, we inevitably learnt a few things that might come in handy […]

Anties packing

Hers… Ultimate South America Packing List

Every time I think about packing for our seven-month trip to South America I am filled with dread. I have never been the best at packing light and this will be my biggest challenge yet. Pete also has more coats than most of my girlfriends put together (P: woefully accurate) […]

Machu Picchu

Travelling to South America…A Step By Step Guide

South America has been calling out to me for as long as I can remember. As a child I used to wistfully flick through travel guides and maps and my gaze would constantly be drawn to images of Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls. Now my time has finally come to explore […]

Tel Aviv

Live like a Local in Tel Aviv, Israel

In April 2012 Antonia went on an amazing trip to Israel with three friends. You can read more about her explorations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem here. We went to visit our friend Tal from university who moved to Herzliya (a city just north of Tel Aviv) to continue studying. Tal hasn’t looked back […]