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My Brush With Death on The World’s Most Dangerous Road

My Brush With Death on The World’s Most Dangerous Road

The first time I went to La Paz I didn’t want to bike down the world’s most dangerous road.  I mean, who would want to ride down “Death Road”?!  The second time I went I still didn’t want to do it, but for some reason I thought it would be character building or some crap like that. Find accommodation in La Paz on Booking.com or Hostelworld Besides, the North Yungas Road, to give it its real name, is no longer the…

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Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Uncovering Mexican Wrestling!

Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Uncovering Mexican Wrestling!

A visit to the Lucha Libre in Mexico City is an essential part of your visit to the capital, and is great fun – especially if you go in a group and have a few drinks beforehand to really get in the swing of it!  Here’s all you need to know about going to watch the incredible Mexican wrestling at the Arena de Mexico in Mexico City. Find accommodation in Mexico City on Booking.com or Hostelworld.com Lucha Libre in Mexico City…

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Colombian Coffee Tasting & Horse Riding in Salento

Colombian Coffee Tasting & Horse Riding in Salento

Salento is a pretty Colombian town, colourful and friendly, and slap-bang in Colombia’s coffee region.  Horse riding in Salento is the perfect way to explore the area, and there are various options on offer.  My friend Jen and I chose to visit a nearby coffee plantation and waterfall – around five hours in total.   The hostel booked everything for us, and the following morning we were collected from our hostel for our Colombian coffee tasting adventure! Horse Riding in Salento:…

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Huacachina – Sandboarding in the Desert of Peru

Huacachina – Sandboarding in the Desert of Peru

Huacachina’s reputation precedes it.  An oasis in the Peruvian desert, surrounded by sand dunes, where Limeños flocked to escape the city.  Sandboarding and drunken debauchery in the tiny town close to Ica, and 4 – 5 hours drive from Lima. I had heard Huacachina was crazy at the weekends.  The usual Peru Hop hostel, Casa de Arena, has a nightclub attached to it, so I had no desire to lie awake all listening to banging music & drunken idiots.  So…

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The Trek to Machu Picchu

The Trek to Machu Picchu

When I decided to book this trip back in June, the traditional Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu had already sold out. However, I had read online that it was often busy, felt over-crowded in places, and there was a mad rush to get through the Sun Gate first. So I wasn’t that upset about missing the main route the Incas used to get to Machu Picchu. I decided to book a different trek through Dragoman Overland, and you can…

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Colibri Camping – A Haven outside La Paz

Colibri Camping – A Haven outside La Paz

After my experience in Santa Cruz, I wasn’t looking forward to another Bolivian City.  I spent some time looking for quiet and peaceful places, and was thrilled when I found Colibri Camping!  Just outside the city it was perfect place to escape the crowds. From Sucre I cheated again and took a flight from to La Paz – saving precious time. I also overheard someone say that the road to La Paz was blocked with one of the frequent demonstrations…

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Exploring Catalunya: An Adventure at Campdevánol Waterfalls

Exploring Catalunya: An Adventure at Campdevánol Waterfalls

If you follow my blog regularly you will know I am a fan of social networks as a way of meeting people and doing things I might not normally do.  So, feeling a little restless and in need of adventure I decided to get back on the Meetup wagon as I hadn’t done anything with them for a while.  After browsing the meetups on offer I selected one from the aptly named Enjoy Barcelona & Catalonia group.  The group’s organiser…

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