Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

One of the most beautiful places I visited in Ecuador was Quilotoa. A tiny village with a small population consisting mainly of farmers and a few people working in tourism. Quilotoa has a few B&B's and a few little shops flogging alpaca gear but that's about it! Incredibly cold (at least it was in June … Continue reading Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

Into the Sahara on a Camel

An Appraisal of Auberge Les Roches and its Camel Excursion I arrived in Morocco with one main plan. To visit the Sahara Desert. This is the largest desert in the world (covering around 3.5million square miles) and is arguably the most famous. The Sahara has held a fascination for me for around 10 years so … Continue reading Into the Sahara on a Camel

Getting Wet in Baños – The Adventure Capital of Ecuador

Everyone who visits Baños seems to be a serious adrenaline junkie - and they love it! You couldn't really call me an adrenaline junkie… I mean, I like outdoorsy stuff - I love skiing and horseriding and I did once try out the Olympic Bob Sleigh run at Salt Lake City! BUT, I do not … Continue reading Getting Wet in Baños – The Adventure Capital of Ecuador

Mesmerising Mindo: 5 Top Things To Do

Mindo is one of those places that hardly anyone seems to visit. Ecuador already seems to suffer from tourists skipping it and travelling directly between Columbia and Peru but those that do make it to Ecuador can’t seem to be bothered to visit teeny tiny little Mindo. But, whilst the other tourists are out chasing … Continue reading Mesmerising Mindo: 5 Top Things To Do

Where I’ve Been…

A list of places in the world that I have visited thus far (discounting places I visited as a small child but have no memory of e.g. Australia). Hopefully this list will grow rapidly in the coming months with plans for this year including travelling around North West Africa, Israel and Palestine. Please leave any … Continue reading Where I’ve Been…

New Year Travel Resolutions

2015 was a TERRIBLE year for me so, I think for the first time ever, I made New Year resolutions going in to 2016 and I did pretty well. I managed to tick all of them off bar one. And to be fair, that one was "Get Tattoo" which I majorly chickened out of. Not … Continue reading New Year Travel Resolutions

Victoria Park – the Jewel of London’s East End

Whether winter or summer, spending time in central London will drive you a bit mad eventually with all the hustle and bustle. Luckily London has many green spaces and city parks to give you a breather. A walk around Victoria Park and a bit of brunch can blow all the cobwebs away! This park, which … Continue reading Victoria Park – the Jewel of London’s East End

How-To Survive Very Long Bus Journeys…

Suggestion 1: Don't go on a bus! Take a mini instead! ... Just kidding... Here I'll tell you the best ways to avoid utter misery whilst on a long bus journey.   The biggest downside of travelling is always the actual travelling! I know, I know... not really avoidable! Over the course of the last 9 … Continue reading How-To Survive Very Long Bus Journeys…

How-To do Machu Picchu on the Semi-Cheap

Machu Picchu is amazing. You really can't argue with that. It is this of course which makes it so expensive. If you want to see Machu Picchu but don't want to spend much outside of the entrance fee, here is my suggestion of what to do and how to do it: Buy a return minibus … Continue reading How-To do Machu Picchu on the Semi-Cheap

Exploring Otavalo Market

Everyone travelling around South America ends up with alpaca wool jumpers with crazy llama patterns all over. You can spot a tourist a mile off with these kind of souvenirs but I don't think that is all bad - I mean, they're pretty cool. For a start, South America is way colder than I thought … Continue reading Exploring Otavalo Market