London in Lockdown

Walking down the street today to my hair appointment (excitement overload!), made me realise how much I’d missed the hustle and bustle of London. Supermarkets have obviously been open as have coffee shops for takeout. But there’s something indescribable about the feel and vibrancy now things seem more normal; the hairdressers, pubs and cafes areContinue reading “London in Lockdown”

The Road of Death! – Cycling in La Paz!

So I didn’t die, but I did get a concussion and some serious bruising! North Yungas Road, officially the most dangerous road in the world. As long as we don’t die, this is going to make one hell of a story. John Green I’ll start at the beginning.. I booked the tour through my GadventuresContinue reading “The Road of Death! – Cycling in La Paz!”

La Paz and Cholitas!

You’ll love and hate La Paz, where all the cultural diversity of Bolivia collides. A mad, bustling carnival of a city. In The Andes some 3,600m above sea level. The highest administrative capital in the world. It stretches to the snow-capped El Alto in the highlands at 6,400m above sea level. The city’s dramatic settingContinue reading “La Paz and Cholitas!”

Stunning Salt Flats – Salar de Uyuni

The site of the Salt Flats genuinely leaves you speechless. Salar de Uyuni is a truly stunning natural wonder of the world. Bolivia is a beautiful country, with so much varied beauty in terms of natural landscape – and the Salt Flats top it all! Definitely a bucket list must do and one of theContinue reading “Stunning Salt Flats – Salar de Uyuni”

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”

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!”