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Backpacking Bolivia – Your Ultimate Bolivia Backpacking Guide

Backpacking Bolivia – Your Ultimate Bolivia Backpacking Guide

Bolivia is a sadly underrated country in South America, although that is gradually changing.  Less commercial then neighbouring Peru, and one of the cheapest countries in South America, backpacking Bolivia means you can pack a whole lot of incredible experiences into a small budget.  Bolivia really is one of the best countries to backpack in South America, and I’ve put together this guide with all you need to know about backpacking in Bolivia. Skip ahead to to read articles about specific…

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A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

I’d already been to Berlin a couple of months before, but I came back to the city for the travel exhibition ITB Berlin in March.  The last time I had just snapped a couple of photos of the tallest building in Berlin, the Berlin TV Tower or “Fernsehturm”, but this time I was going to go up to the top and have dinner in their revolving restaurant!  I was invited to experience the VIP dinner with Musement, and really enjoyed…

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San Ignacio Belize: Things to do Without a Tour Guide

San Ignacio Belize: Things to do Without a Tour Guide

Unfortunately, Belize is one of the most expensive countries to visit in Central America, probably due to it being an ex-British colony, and popular with American and Canadian expats and visitors which has helped to push up prices.  Popular destinations like Caye Caulker and San Ignacio are prime examples of how expensive tours can be, but if you are backpacking Belize on a budget, then don’t worry – there are still plenty of activities to see and do close to San…

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Hiking A Live Volcano in Antigua Guatemala

Hiking A Live Volcano in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a gorgeous town, filled with beautiful buildings and indigenous culture, and surrounded by volcanoes.  Agua Volcano towers about the town, Fuego Volcano spews smoke and lava, Acatenango is a tough hike with glorious views of Fuego, and Pacaya Volcano is still live but a gentler hike.  I was in two minds about whether to hike the Acatenango volcano in Antigua, as I have never been a lover of hiking, but so often the destination makes the hike…

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Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

As you probably know by now, I love taking food tours.  All over the world, I explore a destination through its food, on a food tour in Mexico City, a farmers’ market tour & cooking class in Bogota, and a chocolate making workshop in Belize, among others!  The downside with guided tours is they can be expensive for budget travellers, so when I heard about the self-guided food tours from Bitemojo I wanted to give it a try.  As soon…

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Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls Venezuela

Venezuela was the one country I didn’t expect to visit in South America.  Back in 2016, I had the chance to go, and despite my fears about safety in Venezuela, I decided to risk it.  I was lucky to spend some time with my friend in Caracas, where I would not have gone had she not been there.  As I was going to ‘brave’ it and travel to Venezuela, I wanted to make sure I made the most of my…

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A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

A Gin Making Class in Barcelona with Corpen

Gin is hot in Barcelona.  Restaurants and bars all over the city are serving up beautiful gin and tonics, in bucket-like goblets to be devoured by willing punters.  And now you can even make your own gin in Barcelona.  My friend Brian and his business partner Pablo have developed their own gin distilling business, Corpen Distillers, and offer the chance for you to learn all about this delicious spirit, try several of their recipes in the gin tasting, and to…

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Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Most visitors to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands just chill out on the beach or hang out in their resort hotels.  If you want to see more of Fuerteventura than your sunbed, check out these cool things to do in Fuerteventura to see more of the island, enjoy the food at the best local restaurants, and see a different side of Fuerteventura. Things to Do in Fuerteventura Getting Around the Island By Bus There are bus services running between Puerto…

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Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

Learning to Surf in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp

I am not very sporty, I admit.  I hate the gym, I don’t play well with others, and I only run if something is chasing me.  But I do like to try new things like scuba diving.  So, when Planet Surf Camps invited me to try out surfing lessons for a week at their surf camp in Fuerteventura, I couldn’t refuse, despite my lack of fitness!  Joining a surf school in Spain hadn’t been at the top of my travel…

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What to do in Viñales Cuba

What to do in Viñales Cuba

Viñales was my favourite place in Cuba.  A tiny town in the middle of green fields, brown tobacco plantations and towering rock formations in the Viñales Valley, Viñales had a calmness and tranquillity I needed after Havana and Trinidad.  Not that Viñales was boring though, far from it!  There are plenty of things to do in Viñales, I’ve picked out my top recommendations for what to do in Viñales. How to Get to Viñales It is possible to arrange Viñales…

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