South america

Visiting Iguazu Falls – Facts & Advice for the Brazil & Argentina Side.

Foz de Igaucu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the WORLD and borders both Argentina and Brazil. Igaucu translates to “Big Water” and it’s no surprise why as it spans 2.7 Km and currently  stands at 6th place in the world for the greatest annual flow rate with an average of 1746m3/second! Eleanor Roosevelt famously visited and uttered ‘poor Niagra’ which at 165m is a 1/3 shorter.... Read More...

Estancia Los Potreros : Luxury Horse riding holidays – the perfect way to experience rural Argentinian ranch life!

Chatting to Bea, the super friendly manager of Estancia Los Potreros, she told me she had first come as a guest and within half an hour of setting out into the Argentinian countryside on horseback, she knew she had to quit her highly paid successful London Career and come and work here. This may seem like a crazy move to some however It’s easy to see how life here can be really addictive. It’s also clear to see how genuinely happy this career move has made her and I was excited to have my own estancia experience - which turned out to be one of the highlights of my 9 week road trip through South America!... Read More...

The Lare’s Trek – an Alternative to The Inca Trail in peru

When I first started planning my trip to Peru, I always planned to take the Inca Trail. Alas 4 months was not long enough to secure my Inca permit so I chose the Lares trek instead. Initially I was disappointed. I mean you can’t come to Peru and not do the iconic Inca trail right?! But when I started researching the trek and speaking to people who had already done the Lare’s I realised it might even be a tad better…... Read More...

Why you need to visit Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Our trip first took us to the floating island village of Uros. Life here is fascinating. The islands are literally floating on the lake made out of blocks of peat and layered with river reeds. If you jump up and down, water actually seeps up over your feet and you can feel the island wobble! Each island has a few huts and is shared by several members of extended family. Neighbours are reached with boats also made of river reeds and if conditions become unfavourable, the island can be moved at any given point and re-anchored else where! So no problems with nightmare neighbours! ... Read More...

The Galapagos Islands : Wildlife Paradise and a whole lot of boobies! Part 1 : The Eastern Islands

I can’t imagine any place so spectacular as the Galapagos Islands - the wildlife, the beaches, the geography, the natural history… It’s such a privilege to be here and experience it first hand after seeing it on so many wildlife documentaries. Do you remember the famous scene with the racing snakes and the iguanas in BBC one’s planet earth? It was so shocking it went viral across social media. It was in fact filmed in The Galapagos! ... Read More...

My Next Adventure! 9 weeks in SOUTH AMERICA!

I'm about to live out a life long dream to visit the Galapagos and to trek to Macchu Piccu and I'm incredibly excited about it! I leave tomorrow after months of research and planning! This trip was in fact the inspiration for me starting this blog and will no doubt be great for blog research purposes! So I thought I'd give you a little heads up what to expect from this blog over the next 9 weeks as I log my adventures in South America! So below are the places I plan to visit and the things I hope to do and see!... Read More...