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To the end of the world, back, and everywhere in between Some take holiday, some go on gap year and some never come back...this is for all of us, lost in travel

Bagan.. possibly the most charming place in the world (if you manage not to get lost)

MYANMAR | Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | Views [432]

OK mini bus was good, and conditioned and comfortable, and drop us of in Bagan. This is where things got a bit tricky as we were let put in Old Bagan and had to change to the horse carriage (part of the ticket) with which we went on the search for the ... Read more >

Tags: bagan, burma, myanmar, on the road, sunsets, temples


Mandalay and the old capitals

MYANMAR | Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | Views [459]

Because of the Kipling’s poem I also initially thought of Mandalay as of this charming, long forgotten Asian city… Luckily I did consult people before going there and one thing became most apparent: the best thing o do in Mandalay is get ... Read more >

Tags: burma, hill, inwa, mandalay, myanmar, on the road, temples, u bein bridge


Trekking in the hills of Inle

MYANMAR | Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Views [505]

Next day we headed out for a 2 day trek round the surrounding mountains. We were originally planning to do the famous Inle to Kalaw trek but where convinced by the many locals that the surrounding nature is just as beautiful and if you do not have a ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, road less travelled, trekking


Magic of Inle Lake

MYANMAR | Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Views [487]

The overnight VIP bus dropped us from Yangon to Inle Lake, or more accurately, Nyaungshwe. This is the city to which you need to buy your bus ticket and where you are most likely going to stay as it has most accommodation food options.   I ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, myanmar, red mountain winery, trekking


Steamy walking in Yangon

MYANMAR | Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Views [389]

I missed being in Asia, having spent most of my recent travels on the other side of the ocean it was so nice to come back here. As soon as you land at the airport the humidity hits, the smells surround you and you find yourself in a completely different ... Read more >

Tags: asia, burma, monks, myanmar, rangoon, yangon


Back to Europe (Andalucia: Malaga, Grazalema, Arcos, Jerez, Cadiz, Tarifa)

SPAIN | Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Views [484]

So it’s been a fair while since I have posted but that doesn't mean that I haven't been doing a bit more exploring over the last year...Wow, its actually been 15 months since I returned to the 'normal' life. Unfortunately at the end of the day, ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, arcos de frontera, cadiz, flamenco, grazalema, jerez, malaga, sherry, tarifa


The end of the road – Northern Chile (San Pedro de Atacama, Copiapo, La Serena, Caldera, La Serena,

CHILE | Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Views [2163] | Comments [1]

Crossing into Chile from Bolivia is like crossing into a different world. After 20 meters there is an actual paved road, border crossing no longer consists of make shift building in a middle of nowhere and there are pavements. Civilization has its ... Read more >

Tags: bahia inglesa, chile, copiapo, la serena, on the road, punto choros, san pedro atacama, valle del luna, valparaiso


Southern Bolivia - Sucre, Potosi, Tupiza and Uyuni tour

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [5969] | Comments [5]

I had great expectations from Sucre. I have heard from so many people about how charming the place was and I was really looking forward to spending few days there. The bus journey was awful. I was on the bus that kept getting flat tyres and then in ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, mines, potosi, salt flats, sucre, tarabuco, tupiza, uyuni


Photos: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Bolivia; Lucha Libre and my first 6000m climb (Isla del Sol, La Paz, Huayna Potosi)

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Views [935]

After incredibly painful overnight journey I arrived at the border with Bolivia. Considering my previous experience with border crossing this has turned out to be pretty easy and painless. As I was alone again after leaving my international trekking ... Read more >

Tags: 6000m, bolivia, cholitas, climbing, huayna potosi, isla del sol, la paz, tiwanaka


The world’s deepest canyon and the road to Machu Picchu (Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Salkantay)

PERU | Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | Views [1287]

 I didn’t do justice to Arequipa. I only stayed there for one night but I really like the city. It was themost charming place I’ve seen since Cuenca. For me however it was a launching pod to Colca Canyon. In Arequipa I reunited with ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, canyon colca, inka ruins, machu picchu, salkantay, trekking


Photos: Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Peru – finally seeing some ruins (Chachapoyas, Trujillo, Santa Cruz)…

PERU | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [1045]

I was incredibly happy to finally get to Chachapoyas. And I was not disappointed. It’s a lovely city with white washed buildings and the star attraction of pre Inca ruins in nearby Kuelap. There are plenty of other things to do around Chachapoyas ... Read more >

Tags: chachapoyas, chan chan, huacachina, huaraz, ica, kuelap, moche, peru, santa cruz, trujillo


Trying my luck with another volcano and the saga of getting to Peru (Banos, Rio Bamba, Cuenca)

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | Views [693]

Banos was meant to be a break from walking. But then I forgot that as the main attraction it had a lot of adventure sports. Mindful of it supposed to being a relaxing destination I opted for the 70km bike ride to Puyo through the waterfall valley. I ... Read more >

Tags: banos, cuenca, ecuador, la balsa, san ignacio, trekking, vilcabamba, zumba


Photos: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Ecuador – the land of volcanos and the indigenous people (Otavalo, Quito, Latacunga)

ECUADOR | Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | Views [1099]

Crossing the border to Ecuador turned out to be quite simple, if a bit long and painful, process. After a really bumpy journey to Ipiales, we swapped for a mini van to the border, quickly got our stamps, then another van to Tula, where ... Read more >

Tags: cotopaxi, ecuador, latacunga, otavalo, quilotoa, quito, trekking


Finally heading in the right direction – Cartagena, Medellin, Salento, Popayan

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | Views [11632] | Comments [1]

With a bit of time in my hands in Parque Tayrona I actually managed to do some calculating and realised that I might be running out of time. That meant that I could no longer afford the luxury of overstaying and needed to get myself ... Read more >

Tags: cartagena, colombia, medellin, popayan, salento, silvia, valle de cocora, zona de cafetera


Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona and the Ciudad Perdida trek

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | Views [3127]

After slightly painful (Colombian roads are proving to be a bit challenging) overnight bus journey I arrived to Santa Marta. I was really lucky to be staying with a family of a friend there and in truly Colombian fashion they took care ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, ciudad perdida, losy city, on the road, parque tayrona, santa marta, trekking


Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Getting to know the new country – Bogota, Villa de Leyva, San Gil

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | Views [2002]

A quick flight to Bogota from Leticia (there is no other route) meant getting a slight temperature shock on arrival. I went from close to 40 degrees to 15… It also meant getting further away from Brazil and settling into travel in a new country.... Read more >

Tags: barrichara, bogota, colombia, on the road, raquira, san gil, villa de leyva


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