Independence - Sometimes it's easy to rely on someone else; to make plans, to order food, to decide what time to go somewhere. When you're travelling, particularly solo, you're going to have to make decisions for yourself, potentially attempt a different language, navigate confusing bus timetables, & generally stand on your own two feet. Sure … Continue reading What you can gain by travelling!
Croatia has become a top beach destination over the past 5 years. Cheap flights within Europe, relatively low prices and a large number of world famous music festivals have meant that it's over taken other previous party destinations in terms of visitors. Sure, it's easy to see why. Croatia has some incredible beaches, Zlatni Rat … Continue reading Croatia; so much more than beaches & bars
In May & June 2016 I was lucky enough to travel throughout Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Some parts of the region are sometimes prone to turbulence, so for me to visit such a range of places so freely & be involved with the communities was a wonderful opportunity, as I was able to see … Continue reading The Road to Srinagar
Machu Pichu, Peru Despite being photographed thousands of times every year, Machu Pichu's magnificence can't even begin to be captured in a picture. The sheer size of the settlement, combined with the clouds rolling over the mountain tops are something I'll never forget seeing for the first time. Suru Valley, India A lot of the … Continue reading 5 unbelievable landscapes you’ve just got to visit!
Bogota & Cartagena, Colombia Colombia is an incredibly colourful country in many respects but the walls of many of it's cities are decorated in spectacular fashion. Whilst technically still illegal, graffiti artists are only occasionally fined now which means that artists are able to take their time and as such have created some giant and hugely … Continue reading Where to see the best Graffiti & Street Art
The main railway station that serves Cusco and therefore on to Machu Pichu is a small town called Ollantaytambo about 1 hour 45 from the city. As such, throughout the morning minibuses and taxis rush through the narrow streets towards the station and most tourists don't give the town a second thought. However, Ollantaytambo is … Continue reading Beautiful Ollantaytambo, your must-visit place before Machu Pichu.
I love eating street food. For many reasons, firstly in some countries I've found that the local specialities are often better bought from a friendly woman on the street are packed full of flavour more than in an expensive restaurant (bun cha, pad thai), secondly it saves a lot of money and thirdly, I want … Continue reading Delicious Peruvian food at San Camilo Market