Quito to Baños takes 3 hours and will cost you $3 – the Ecuador $1 per hour rule for bus journey’s still stands. Visit Baños if you like to get active. You can spend your time white water rafting, biking, hiking, canyoning and more. Baños became my first and admittedly last (probably ever) white water rafting experience.
I’d like to pretend that after arriving in Cusco I didn’t spend most of my days in bed dying of altitude sickness and feeling like I was going to die. But, most of my time in Cusco was spent throwing up from the confines of our hostel. From my altitude sickness experience I’m thankful for […]
Chichen Itza would be the first of the great and grand archaeological sites we would visit in Mexico. Leaving from Merida and still recovering from our first installment of food poisoning, we walked the baking grid like streets to find the correct bus terminal. There was something so off putting about booking an overpriced tour […]
20 minutes from the colonial centre of Trujillo lies the fishing village of Huanchaco, a traditional Peruvian fishing town famed for its unique methods of fishing. A four hour bus journey through yet more wilderness and desert from Chiclayo brought us to the wide bay of Huanchaco, Peru where we’d spend a few days fishing in Huanchaco, […]
Colombia is so diverse. A quick trip to the man made lagoons of Guatapè two hours east of Medellin for a little bit of nature just as the Colombians do. We found ourself in Guatapè a once deprived declining tourism destination now a regeneration fantasy. During the holidays and on weekends Colombians and backpackers alike […]
How to spend one night in Cancun on a budget, well two nights if you include the extra night taken to get over my Cancun nightlife induced hangover. Cancun as a backpacker destination is very much a tale of two cities. I’d heard this a lot prior to my visit and after seeing the contrasting […]