Our first day in Peru

So there are two options getting in Peru. One is an incredbly expensive flight. The second, going across the border via land. If you’re lucky with a car or, if you’re unlucky, via We were in a coach! Our journey started on a delicious night bus from Cuenca, ecuador, to Chiclayo in Peru. Indeed it…

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Getting closer to God in Quito

Exploring the Ecuadorean capital church by church We actually visited Quito twice on our trip – for a few days at the beginning of our adventure and then a brief overnight before heading into the jungle. It was a great city to come back to and even after only a few weeks we felt like…

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Cartagena

This post is for mum (Emma writing here) as I know she would appreciate the beautiful pictures of this city. Based in the northern Caribbean region of Colombia. We spent two and a half fantastic days here solely just walking around the beautiful city exploring it’s sites and food. A walking tour was a great…

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Finding the Lost City

After 6 days of being (sunburnt) lounge lizards it was time to get serious and finally use the walking boots we’d begrudgingly packed.  The first task was to pack everything we would need for 4 days trekking in the jungle into a day sack. Very small day sacks. After trying multiple pant/t-shirt/short combinations we were…

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A (belated) Merry Christmas to you all!

It’s been amazing catching up with friends and family and spending our first Christmas in swimwear! Christmas Eve was spent in Mompche, a beautiful beach town on the cost of Ecuador. Unfortunately, due to a huge swell the town had been battered by waves, with whole houses being taken by the sea. There was sand…

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Being hippies in Minca

Minca is a delicious village up in the mountains north if Santa Marta on the coast. Reason for going? Super chilled, great views across the valley and of course some pretty waterfalls 😊 Check out Duni cafe. Gorgeous hostel up in the mountains alongside the village – Casa Loma. A must if you’re ever visiting!…

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