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Rio de Janeiro: The Perfect Place to End a Six Month Trip (if you're a millionaire)

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | Views [566]

Our trip has come to an end. The months of working shitty jobs and dreaming about travelling only seem like yesterday, it's all gone so fast! The last time I wrote we'd just moved out of Alex's lovely apartment in Buenos Aires and into a hostel on ... Read more >


Getting Sophisticated in Argentina

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | Views [572]

We're in the final month of our trip, and have some creature comforts for the first time in months! It's lovely to be simultaneously warm AND dry! Last time I wrote was from La Paz; highest city in the world. An amazing place but reeeally cold. The ... Read more >


Things Get Cold in Peru and Bolivia

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | Views [1241] | Comments [2]

Last time I blogged we were just leaving the (toasty warm and coastal) town of Montañita for Cuenca, city of beautiful colonial churches, Panama hats and anthropological museum.. including shrunken heads. Naturally we gave the churches a once-over, ... Read more >


A Life of Crime in Colombia and Ecuador

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Views [590]

We've passed the 100 day mark now and are well over halfway through; left the sun behind us on the Caribbean coast for the chilly nights of living in the Andes. I know we complained about all the humidity and the sweating, but now it's cold! ... Read more >


Colombia and Venezuela: We may not have any money, but we have the love of old men

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | Views [770]

For those of you who are strapped for time and/or cannot be bothered to read a full blog, Venezuela can be summarised into a short list of good and bad points. GOOD: - The most amazing pastry and bread shops on every corner, accompanied by little ... Read more >


Pleasure and Pain: Boats and Jungles

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [675] | Comments [1]

Ok mum, I feel bad about not blogging properly last time so here are the last two weeks in glorious detail.. and they couldn't be more different. We arrived in Panama City at 5am and crawled onto some mattresses in a sinfully misnamed 'cinema room' ... Read more >


Racing through Central America

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | Views [270]

It's been a long time since I last wrote, and no one wants to read an epic essay, so I will try to be as entertaining and brief as possible (both quite feats for me to achieve). It wil get more interesting towards the end as I remember more! I have discovered ... Read more >


Work Experience in Honduras: Pilots, Explorers and Kidnappers

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [626]

We have returned safely from the jungle, thankfully not eaten by jaguars or peckish locals (although the mosquitoes had their feast as usual). Last time I wrote we were in the town of cowboy hats about to visit the Copan ruins. The entire town's ... Read more >


Guatemala - volcanoes, couchsurfing and bed bugs

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | Views [1421]

I'll begin this blog with an update on our mosquito bites (always popular) -- having spent almost a week bite-free and forming a case against Deet as a conspiracy theory concocted by the global pharmaceutical companies I got ravaged the other day, and ... Read more >


UnBelizeable!

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [344]

I have been bitten by mosquitoes. Not just one mosquito, but a thousand hungry flesh-eating monsters, meaning that I spend most of my time sitting on my hands so as not to scratch, or being told off by Claire for giving in to my (already quite weak) ... Read more >


Bienvenidos a Oaxaca!

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | Views [495]

We're about to leave beautiful Oaxaca for San Christobel de las Casas (where all of the revolutionary Zapatistas hide out), it's been an amazing week full of culinary adventures, cramming Spanish, and journeying to strange geological sites! In an attempt ... Read more >


Mexico City - The End

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 7 Mar 2010 | Views [374]

So after our exciting encounter with Leo the deported Mexican we continued our mission to know the streets of Mexico City blindfold -- we explored the Aztec ruins in the city centre, spied on the mariachi bands in Garibaldi Plaza, and went for churros ... Read more >


Mexico City - The Beginning

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [416] | Comments [2]

So, after our 16 hour wait in Madrid airport we finally boarded our plane to Mexico, complete with an army of Russian athletes! Claire was hugely unimpressed with the lack of  good movies, so much moaning and twelve hours later we touched down on Mexican ... Read more >


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