Category : South America

Learning Spanish in South America Vs Spain

If you’ve been following this blog for a wee while then you’ll know that I’ve been learning Spanish now (on and off) for a number of months. I’ve somewhat fallen in love with the language to be honest and the general way of life in the Spanish speaking world! However, I remember back before I began learning Spanish (properly), when […]

10 Cheapest Cities in South America (for hostel prices)

Choosing where you travel in the world can make a big difference as to how long you can travel too. If a country or city is cheaper to live in then you can last much longer there than you can somewhere more expensive on your travel cash. With that in mind I thought it would […]

A World Cup Guide to Brazil

Having recently returned from Brazil, and with the World Cup fast approaching in June, I thought it would be useful to share some information on travel within the country. Whether you want to know how much things will cost, the cheapest way to get around Brazil, safety tips, how to get there, or what areas in town you should […]

10 Things You Should Know If You’re Coming To South America

I recently completed 5 months of travelling in South America, and as with any place that you have spent several months in, you learn a lot while you’re there. Despite being an experienced traveller before this venture I’ve learned a lot about travel (and life) since I came and went to South America, much of which I could […]

First Impressions of Cartagena (Colombia)

If you’re thinking of visiting the Colombian city of Cartagena at some point in the future then you may be interested in my opinions of the city (which I visited in January.) Hopefully they help give you an idea of what to expect before you go to Cartagena and you can therefore plan accordingly. Hot and humid! Cartagena is […]

10 Reasons Why Rio de Janeiro is Awesome!

Many times on my travels I have found there are cities that are hyped up to be something extra-ordinary, extra special, something spectacular, only to get there and feel disappointed because it just didn’t live up to the huge promotion it was given. I expected this to happen in Rio de Janeiro. I expected it not to be as good as […]

First Impressions of Bogotá (Colombia)

I recently spent 4 days in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Whilst 4 days is never enough to get to know a city from a locals perspective, it is enough time to gauge a first impression, to see whether or not you want to make a return visit to that place in the future. With that in mind below […]

Top 5 Things to do in Baños (Ecuador)

For such a small town Baños has an abundance of things to do in and around the town. Seriously, I’ve been to much bigger towns and cities in Ecuador and around South America (take Guayaquil for example) which have had much less to do in them than Baños has. I was initially supposed to stay just a few nights […]

Top 5 Things to do in Quito (Ecuador)

I’ll be honest here. I didn’t like Quito all that much (see this post if you’re wondering why.) However, there are still some cool things to do in the city and for that reason I thought I’d list my top 5 here today. Hopefully if you ever visit Quito you’ll find this post useful. (Please […]

Is Colombia still a dangerous country to travel?

I have to be honest here. I was a bit sneaky when announcing I was going to Colombia this year. Or rather, I didn’t announce I was going at all. I just updated my facebook location status once I got there saying I’d arrived in Cali, the first city I visited in Colombia. At first I […]