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Climbing a Mountain of Rainbows! | My experience trekking Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow Mountain in Peru has been on my bucket list for a LONG time. Before arriving, I did some research and read some really mixed- mostly negative - blog reviews online. For me, my experience of Rainbow Mountain was entirely positive, and I really recommend doing it! Perhaps tour companies had taken time to establish … Continue reading Climbing a Mountain of Rainbows! | My experience trekking Rainbow Mountain, Peru

My First 6000+ Summit! | Climbing Mount Chachani – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

My biggest achievement in my South America trip (and possibly my life) was summitting a 6075m volcano in Peru. It was genuinely one of the hardest things I have EVER done, mentally and physically. Its meant to be one of the 'easier' 6000m+ climbs in the world because it 'requires no technical equipment or climbing expertise', … Continue reading My First 6000+ Summit! | Climbing Mount Chachani – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Why Travelling Is SO Much More Than Just a ‘Gap On Your CV’

This is more of a rant than my normal posts!  So I am currently job-hunting after nearly eight months off work. Seven months of those months were spent travelling and one month was spent having two holidays. I am now in the process of meeting recruiters who are questioning that eight month 'gap on my CV' … Continue reading Why Travelling Is SO Much More Than Just a ‘Gap On Your CV’

Appreciating England: Three Days in Dorset

Last September, we popped down to Dorset in the south west of England for a few days. This used to be a regular childhood holiday destination for me, but I hadn't been there for at least a decade if not longer! I was reminded very quickly how pretty that part of the country is and … Continue reading Appreciating England: Three Days in Dorset

The Marvellous City | Four Days in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro was my first stop in South America, back in January this year. One of my best friends from home, Ele was joining me for the first  three weeks of my trip, which was really nice as I normally travel solo. We arrived quite late and spent the first two nights in Copacabana … Continue reading The Marvellous City | Four Days in Rio de Janeiro

A Week in a Homestay | Living with a Local family in Antigua, Guatemala

Before I arrived in Antigua, I had been conversing with the owner of the Spanish school as to which accommodation package I would be choosing. I went with the cheapest option, one that was $85 for the week, for a room in a homestay with a shared bathroom. On arrival in Antigua, I headed straight … Continue reading A Week in a Homestay | Living with a Local family in Antigua, Guatemala

Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

The first place I visited in Guatemala was Antigua. To get there,I flew from San José, (the capital of Costa Rica) to Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala. I had been told by everyone to get out of Guatemala City as soon as possible because it is unsafe, so my plan was to head straight … Continue reading Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Beautiful Journey The best way to get to Monteverde from La Fortuna was a bus/boat/bus combo, so I booked myself just that for $23. The bus picked me up from my hostel at around 8:30 and my friends Sam and Julian just after. We got taken to Arenal Lake, and on the way there a … Continue reading Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

After two days in Puerto Viaje, I left for La Fortuna the following morning. The journey took six hours and genuinely cost a fortune (excuse the hilarious pun). Basically to get to La Fortuna using public transport from Puerto Viaje was to catch two public buses, one to San Jose (the capital) and then a … Continue reading Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America

The Border Crossing Ten days ago when I checked into my flight to Panama, I had been told to book my onward travel out of the country. It was then that I had to decide that my first stop in Costa Rica would be Puerto Viaje, a little beach town on the Caribbean coast, because … Continue reading Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America