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Medellín – The Former Most Dangerous City In The World

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Medellín is an example of progress. It has gone from being the most dangerous city in the world in the late 80s-90s at the height of the drug cartel’s reign of terror and subsequent paramilitary takeover, to being crowned the world’s most innovative city in 2012.

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Salento And The Coffee Region

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Salento is the dream. A cute colourful town, cobblestone streets, with a pretty plaza and bars filled with cowboys, situated right in the middle of Colombia’s coffee region. We fell in love as soon as we got there and by the end of our stay it was one of our favourite places in South America.

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Bogota And The Start Of Our Colombian Adventure

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We don’t think we really gave Bogota enough time, after a 17 hour delay on our 6 hour flight from Chile, we wanted to get away from the city and into the countryside. We were staying in La Candelaria which is the gritty historical centre, famous for its street art.

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Salt Flats, Volcanoes, Geysers and Flamingos

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Uyuni is a strange Bolivian town, a desert-like landscape in the middle of nowhere and at 3656m. The main reason people come here is to visit the Salar De Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. And it’s cold, it’s very very cold. We booked up on a 3 day 2 night tour that would take us through the salt…

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Arequipa – La Ciudad Blanca

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Arequipa, also known as the “white city” is situated at 7740ft and surrounded by volcanoes. The most impressive of these, El Misti, creates an incredible backdrop to this colonial-era city.

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Lima Food Tour

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Keen to try some more local food, we did a food tour in the Miraflores and Surquillo neighbourhoods with Food Walking Tour Peru. Below are a few of the dishes we tried:

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3 Days in Sydney on a Budget

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Sydney isn’t the cheapest city to visit, especially on a backpacker budget, but with a little effort it can still be enjoyed and doesn’t have to break the bank. Below are some tips on how we saved money.

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San Antonio de Areco

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San Antonio De Areco is a picturesque colonial town, dating from the early 18th century. Known for its gauchos and silverware, you can spend your days walking around the cobbled streets stopping at little coffee shops and restaurants, or visiting a few of the small museums.

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The Pampas, Argentina

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After a few days in the city we left for the Argentine Pampas to spend a day at an Estancia riding horses with gauchos and feasting on an asado lunch.

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