Banos is famous for it's outdoor activities, swimming in the thermal spas, mountain biking, hiking trails and waterfalls, but probably it's most famous attraction for backpackers is Casa del Arbol; the treehouse with it's swing on the edge of the world. It's technically only a few km from the centre of Banos but the surrounding … Continue reading Visiting Casa del Arbol – Banos
I recently spent a weekend in Derby as I've been trying to explore more new places within the UK, and I found it friendly, fun and historic, with so much to offer for all ages. I had an action packed few days including a lot of delicious food, historic buildings, shopping & beautiful landscapes. Here … Continue reading What to do in Derby?
Not famed for it's cuisine, I wasn't expecting much from Uzbek food, but overall it has generally been quite tasty. Very meat heavy, and carb loaded probably to help in the extreme winters, it's not a country for fussy eaters, but if you're open to trying new things you may be pleasantly surprised. Horse Milk An … Continue reading Food in Uzbekistan; what to expect.
5. Arequipa central market - Arequipa is often only glanced over by tourists visiting the surrounding hiking trails and volcanoes, but in the city itself are a number of fascinating places to visit. My favourite thing about the city was the colourful and bustling market occupying the large central square. It's not massively highlighted in … Continue reading Top 5 places to visit in Peru
Before going - Make sure to sort your visa in advance as they will check at the airport before you fly as well as obviously when you go through customs/immigration. Book your accommodation before you go unless you're happy going from Casa to Casa looking for spaces, Havana has lots of options for rooms but … Continue reading Havana Travel Guide
Low cost airlines are offering flights cheaper than train tickets to nearby cities and it's great news for sufferers of Wanderlust! Beware however of the additional fees that many sneak on, including those pesky luggage fees, often as much as $50! If you book hand luggage only you can save a lot of money and below … Continue reading How to pack for ‘Hand Luggage Only’.
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!