Potosì Bolivia – from Riches to Rags.

Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul. Unknown Three and a half hours from Sucre on the bus is Potosí, sitting tall at 4060m above sea level. Famous for its silver mine, and what was once one of the richest parts of Bolivia. Sadly the exploitationContinue reading “Potosì Bolivia – from Riches to Rags.”

Sucre Bolivia – it’s all about the chocolate!

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama It was a fair old trip to get here from The Pantanal in Brazil. Part of our tour headed back to Rio leaving at 5am. The remaining 3 of us got picked up at a much more respectable 9am. I thought I’d get wokenContinue reading “Sucre Bolivia – it’s all about the chocolate!”

Brazil – Bonito & Pantanal

Wanderlust – a strong desire or urge to travel and explore the world Bonito Bonito is a town and ecotourism hub in Southern Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state. The surrounding area is known for its crystal clear rivers and is a great snorkelling destination with an abundance of fish to see and swim with!Continue reading “Brazil – Bonito & Pantanal”

Iguazu Falls

Wow. Astounding. Awesome. Breathtaking. Words or pictures simply cannot do justice to this stunning and amazing natural wonder. One of the seven natural wonders of the world! At every turn and every corner I repeated the word WOW! Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Gustav FlaubertContinue reading “Iguazu Falls”

Best of Brazil – Ilhe Grande and Paraty

Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it. Annette White Chapter 4 of my South America Trip and stops 2 & 3 in Brazil! Brazil is such a vast country with so much to offer its hard to isolate highlights, but these are my latest stops! More to follow! From Rio we’re takingContinue reading “Best of Brazil – Ilhe Grande and Paraty”

Rio de Janeiro! Why are they called Favelas?

Stop 3 on my South American journey! Staying in Copacabana at the Royalty Rio Hotel. Two blocks from the famous Copacabana beach! Brazil is such a large country with so much history. Whilst I will be travelling to a few other places in Brazil its scale makes it impossible to cover in such a shortContinue reading “Rio de Janeiro! Why are they called Favelas?”

Easter Island – The most Extraordinary place on Earth!

A remote volcanic Polynesian Island, its native name – Rapa Nui. Maybe not the most extraordinary place in the world in everyones opinion, but it certainly is a very special place full of mystery! Famed for archeological sites including almost 900 monumental statues called Moai. The Moai are carved, oversized human heads created by theContinue reading “Easter Island – The most Extraordinary place on Earth!”

Belarus – My first cycling holiday, and a beautiful part of the world!

I’m not sure if this trip was brave or stupid on my part! Maybe a bit of both! I decided I wanted to try a cycling holiday so picked an Explore trip that was only 5 days with 3 days cycling, and graded easy. Between 20 – 40km per day, and fortunately for me relativelyContinue reading “Belarus – My first cycling holiday, and a beautiful part of the world!”

Macedonia to Kosovo

My final stop on the tour of The Former Yugoslavia is Kosovo. Logically you’d go from Serbia to Kosovo and then on to Macedonia. My understanding is that the border between Serbia and Kosovo was closed hence the slightly longer route and finishing in Pristina, Kosovo. Kosovo is not always recognised on maps as itContinue reading “Macedonia to Kosovo”