An interlude in Peru

Lima, Llama, Lame After our 36 hour bus journey from Quito, we finally arrived in Peru. We stayed for a night in Lima, spent the morning having a wander, then swiftly moved on to our next stop. Heather, Lucas and I had been informed by other backpackers that it wasn’t really worth a visit. It’s … Continue reading An interlude in Peru

My first week in Ecuador

Did you know that the capital city of Ecuador, Quito, is the ‘highest’ capital city in the world? (but only when Sucre is considered capital of Bolivia, if it’s not then technically La Paz in Bolivia is higher) sitting at 9,350ft (2,850m) above sea level. Altitude sickness is a real danger in Quito, and unfortunately … Continue reading My first week in Ecuador

San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and San Francisco

So it's been an amazing 11 days in NorCal staying with my aunt and uncle in Los Gatos in Silicon Valley. I've explored a lot in the time I've been here, but of course there's always more to see and more to do! I was given the tour of Silicon Valley and saw the HeadQuarters … Continue reading San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and San Francisco

How to kick-start your solo travels

Travelling on your own can be a daunting and even seemingly impossible prospect. Glorified blogs and epic Instagram accounts make it seem like only the most accomplished travellers dare to wander the world independently, risking their lives everyday and partying with new people every night. These travellers usually have expensive GoPro's and movie editing software, … Continue reading How to kick-start your solo travels

Europe trip – Berlin to Dubrovnik

I travelled with one of my lovely best friends from home, Meri (pronounced Merry) and we decided earlier this year to get to know our European neighbours a little bit better this summer. (Side note: I'm heartbroken over Brexit, loved our European community). I would always choose more of a backpacker style holiday than an … Continue reading Europe trip – Berlin to Dubrovnik