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Bogota, Colombia

By on June 1, 2016

We officially finished the south American leg of our trip in Colombia—another country that gets an undeserved bad rap. We had just one week in the capital Bogota but managed to fit in a lot and, while we were always careful, we had no safety issues especially not in…

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By on May 20, 2016

Not long after we touched down in Quito we were in a homestay with a family that runs a Spanish school from their backyard. They had a huge home and two lovely dogs, which were good company given we were the only students at the school. It seems loads…

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Machu Picchu, Peru

By on May 8, 2016

When we arrived to Cusco we wondered if we might regret our decision to take a two day trek to Machu Picchu, rather than the full four day Inca trail. After one day, 16km of hiking and a glimpse at the toilet situation on the trail, we knew we’d…

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Lima and Ica, Peru

By on April 28, 2016

How to put it nicely… Lima is a lovely city but it’s more generic business centre than spectacular South American metropolis. The traffic is mental, architecture less impressive than the previous cities we have visited and tourist attractions less appealing. That said we enjoyed our time in the city,…

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By on April 16, 2016

We’d read a lot about safety issues in Rio before we arrived so when we landed we were paranoid that every person was out to rob us…happily it turns out our fears were misplaced. Rio is a lovely city full of friendly people, that’s not to say we weren’t…