Browsing Category : South America

Inca Trail to machu picchu

How to choose a company for the Inca Trail


A once in a lifetime trip, walking the original Inca pathways to the 550 year old citadel of Machu Picchu. There are hundreds of companies offering Inca Trail treks and it’s difficult to know which one to choose. For conservation reasons, only 200 tourists per day are allowed on the trail. The most popular months to trek are May –…

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South American sausage

Seth’s Sausages of South America


Since it’s been exactly a year that we were stood on the roadside at a Colombian-style trucker stop, boasting an elderly man adorned in a hat with a sausage attached by a spring, I thought it was about time we shared a few of the sausages that we indulged in on the trip. The first sausage we enjoyed was at…

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Moai at the Easter Island quarry

How to travel to Easter Island on a budget


The mysterious Easter Island lies 3,600 km off the coast of Chile. Covered in hundreds of Moai statues, it still holds the secrets of a lost civilisation. Many people dream of travelling there, but being so remote the cost of visiting is high. Luckily we managed to include it on our trip backpacking through South America and with a few simple tricks…

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Top 5 Travel Scams in Latin America


We wrote before about our top 10 travel scams in South-East Asia and although many of them weren’t particularly dangerous, they were all quite annoying and had the potential to lose you some money. Some of these occur worldwide and also applied to our trip in Latin America, but there were also other scams we’d heard of or experienced and…

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Salento And The Coffee Region


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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Moai at the Easter Island quarry

The Magic and Mystery of Easter Island


Easter Island remains a mystery. Officially part of Chile and over 2000 km from its nearest neighbour, this remote island still holds the secrets of a lost civilisation, covered in hundreds of Moai statues and the ruins of a village perched on a volcano crater that was home to a strange ancient ritual.

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