El Valle – Chocó – Colombia

EL VALLE, CHOCÓ, COLOMBIAEl Valle and the Pacific Coast – No roads will take you to this part of Colombia. This means you have to get a little adventurous and either take a boat or small plane. For this reason you don’t get many tourists coming here which makes the place special.In this article I…

Baranquilla Carnival, Colombia - Local Colombian Ladies in the Barranquilla Carnival Parade.

Carnival Baranquilla

CARNIVAL BARANQUILLA‘Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza’ – ‘Who Lives it, is who enjoys it’ – The official slogan of Carnival Baranquilla.I lived it, I enjoyed it and more importantly, I survived it.My heart melted, my knees buckled, and on numerous occasions I had sudden bursts of emotion that nearly broke me down into…

Coffee in Colombia - The coffee growing process - roasted coffee beans

An Authentic Coffee Experience

AN AUTHENTIC COFFEE EXPERIENCE If you were in a forest, and a strange man invited you to his house, would you go?  I was, he did, and I went. The fact that I am writing this right now, means that everything went OK. More than OK actually. This was by far one of the most…

Andre Carne De Res, Bogota - Interior photo

Andrés Carne De Res

ANDRÉS CARNE DE RESA manic and festive experience is the best way to describe Andrés Carne de Res DC in Bogotá. This place was unknown to me prior to coming to Bogotá, but ask anyone, foreigners or tourists, for something to do and they will say ‘go to Andrés Carne De Res’. ‘Why?’ I ask, and…

Colombians dancing in club - Andrés Carne De Res

A Very Colombian New Years

A COLOMBIAN NEW YEAR’SArriving to Bogotá, Colombia on the 28th of December, I had no plans, not even the next three months. It put me in the perfect place to ride the ‘opportunity wave’ and take what came for a New Year’s Celebration. In search of something to do, I asked around but was quick…

Volcano Puyehue, Southern Chile, Patagonia - What to do in Patagonia

Patagonia – Summary

PATAGONIA – A SUMMARYWords cannot describe the beauty of the Patagonia region, so a video will do. Check out what Martin Au prepared in the five epic weeks he had in Patagonia. The talented man has inspired me to take more video for the rest of my travels. Follow him on facebook and instagram. You…

Hiking El Chaltén - Mount Fitzroy - Patagonia, Argentina

Hiking El Chaltén

HIKING EL CHALTÉNHiking El Chaltén is one of the best experiences in Argentina.  El Chaltén, a small base town to a pristine hiking destination located in the northern area of Los Glaciares National Park. This area is famous for the stunning sculptural mountain peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. Not to mention incredibly high…

Laguna Esmerelda - Hikes and treks in Ushuaia, Patagonia - Mirror Lake Reflection - Emerald Lake

Laguna Esmerelda

LAGUNA ESMERELDALaguna Esmerelda is a beautiful emerald green alpine lake just outside of Ushuaia. It is a popular hiking destination as it is easily accessible, offers beautiful scenery and is not too strenuous. The hike can be completed in a half day, but we highly recommend spending a night or two there, as it is…

Torres Del Paine National Park - Landscape

Torres Del Paine

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARKTorres Del Paine National Park is the ‘go to’ destination for hiking in southern Chilean Patagonia. A majestic landscape featuring sculptural mountains forms, humbling glaciers, pristine lakes and stunning rivers. This article is for those planning on a trip to Patagonia. Torres Del Paine should definitely be on your ‘to do’…

Glacier Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina - Blue ice

Glacier Perito Moreno

GLACIER PERITO MORENOBeing in the presence of, walking on and exploring Glacier Perito Moreno is a jaw dropping and humbling experience. It’s fricken enormous. Here are some stats – 250km2, 30km long and up to 70m high! It is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water and has to be experienced in person to…

Refugio Frey, Argentina - Sunset HDR image

Refugio Frey

REFUGIO FREYTowering sculptural rock torrents surround a pristine lake, the brilliance of which can be admired from Refugio Frey. The hike to Refugio Frey is one where the rewards far exceed the efforts and that is what we are all about!This article is for anyone who is travelling to San Carlos Bariloche, Argentina. Even if…

Santa Cruz Island - Galapagos Islands - Pier

Santa Cruz Island

SANTA CRUZ ISLANDSanta Cruz Island is more developed than the other islands. The town Puerto Ayora has plenty of accommodation and dining options, which means it is a little easier to haggle prices down. We can’t give a great account of what to do on Santa Cruz island because we were always arriving too late from…

Isabela Island - Galapagos Islands - Los Tuneles - turtle selfie

Isabela Island

ISABELA ISLANDIsabela Island is the largest of the three islands. It has fewer infrastructures and has a quaint seaside town feel about it. It boasts a beautiful beachfront adjacent to the town and offers plenty of free activities to keep you occupied for a few days.Overall Isabella was more expensive than the other two islands.  …

San Cristobal Island - Sunset - Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLANDIn our opinion, San Cristobal Island is by far, the best island of the three we visited on the Galapagos Islands. The perfect weather may have had something to do with it, but on top of that the free activities and paid tours offered more wildlife and better experiences. The general price of…

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Galapagos Islands

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDSGalapagos Islands – a dream destination where one can marvel at, as well as get close up and personal with, a plethora of weird and wonderful land and sea creatures. We are talking about walking with giant turtles so old they fart dust, swimming with graceful sea lions and of course the famous…