Mancora, Peru and Loki del Mar

Mancora Beach in Peru

I can’t say I enjoyed crossing the Ecuador to Peru border at 2 o’clock in the morning but that’s how it happened on our journey to Mancora, Peru. We misplanned our journey from Guayaquil in Ecuador to Mancora Beach in Peru and much to our dismay from Guayaquil, the last town on the Ecuador  side of […]

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Sunsets in Montañita, Ecuador

Montañita Beach

 The Magaluf of South America, its Ecuador’s very own Zante. Montañita was where I chose to turn 23, celebrate Australia Day and finish off my Ecuadorian travel experience. 8 days after arriving and the same number of sunsets later we forced ourselves to move on from the beach resort of Montañita with significantly lighter wallets […]

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The poor mans Galápagos – Isla de la Plata

Isla de la Plata

I first started reading about Isla de la Plata whilst in Quito, Ecuador and instantly became obsessed with the idea of visiting the Ecuadorian island. After a few questionable boat experiences so far I convinced myself that the hour long journey would be calm and non-life-threatening and found myself speeding towards ‘The Poor Man’s Galapagos’ […]

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Christmas in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Old Town Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia the most important port in all of Latin America and the place we chose to spend our Christmas celebrations. Christmas in Cartagena and three blissful nights in the spectacular boutique hotel Bantú in The Walled City and several previous nights in the edgier Getsemani neighbourhood by the backpacker famous Calle Media Luna. A […]

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