Travel through Venezuela’s soaring Andes from Mérida to Los Nevados with me and uncover a unique adventure… Continue reading “Venezuela’s Unique Mérida and Los Nevados”
Visitors flock to Tuscany’s Pisa to share a fleeting moment with the famous Leaning Tower then leave – but Pisa is not all about the Tower.
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Nicknamed “Florence of the Americas”, Ecuador’s sprawling metropolis Quito is anything but a quiet and relaxing experience.
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Whilst you travel through Ecuador, why not spend a few relaxing days away from cosmopolitan Cuenca, chilling in picturesque Baños de Agua Santa?
A visit to charming Cuenca is a must when in scenic Ecuador and this is why…
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Tumultuous, dangerous, or surprisingly easy are descriptions bandied around for South American border crossings. Today’s crossing from Peru’s Piura to Ecuador’s Loja is rumoured to be safe and hassle-free. Continue reading “Border Crossing: Peru’s Piura to Ecuador’s Loja”
Traversing Peru on a flight from balmy Iquitos to remote Tarapoto over the mighty Amazon, followed by an uncomfortable 18-hour overnight rustic bus journey to Piura.
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From Yurimaguas, the rustic barge weaves its way for several days deep into the vast snakelike Amazon River until reaching Iquitos – “largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road”…
Deeper into the Peruvian Amazon we go – a speedboat whisks passengers from steamy Iquitos to the seedy tri-border where Santa Rosa (Peru), Leticia (Colombia), and Tabatinga (Brazil) converge…
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Claimed as “the largest green-field music and performing arts festival in the world”, you have to attend the incredible Glastonbury Festival with over 200,000 revellers, at least once in your lifetime!
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Who would have thought I’d be back in the UK revelling in another Glastonbury Festival but in sunshine this time?
Remote and fairly unknown to tourists, Tarapoto is perched on the high jungle plateau – Selva Baja – at the foot of the Andean hills. And, at a height of 356 metres Tarapoto is known as the “Cloud Forest”.
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