Walking The Line of Piracy

The imaginary line which divides our planet in half is between our two poles, is approximately 40,075km long (some 78% of which is ocean), passes through 11 countries and is represented as 0°0'N. Facts galore. But is visiting the equator fun? Yes... yes it is! Ecuador is one of the 11 countries which straddles the … Continue reading Walking The Line of Piracy

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

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

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

The Galapagos in Pictures – Part 2

I posted some photos from my trip to the Galapagos a few days ago but I've got a few more to show off. They say pictures speak 1000 words...

The Galapagos In Pictures – Part 1

The Galapagos Islands are too pretty not to share some more photos from my recent trip. You'll find more animal photos as well as a guide on how to book your trip in a couple of recent posts. I'm not a professional but I love taking photos and I am trying to improve my skills … Continue reading The Galapagos In Pictures – Part 1

How To Find a Galapagos Cruise

This is a HOW TO guide for booking a Galapagos Cruise for people who want to balance an incredible experience with not paying top dollar! It will only really work for people who have a fairly flexible timeframe for travel too. Booking Flights: Skyscanner is a good place to start. Set up a number of … Continue reading How To Find a Galapagos Cruise

10 Animal-shaped Reasons to Visit The Galapagos Islands

Unfortunately, due to a lack of an underwater camera, my photos giving you good reason to visit the Galapagos only focus on animals I could photograph out of a swimsuit. It is definitely worth mentioning though, that if you are lucky enough to visit this incredible archipelago, you will also see sharks, sea turtles, rays … Continue reading 10 Animal-shaped Reasons to Visit The Galapagos Islands