Journey with me as I backpack through Ecuador, Peru and Colombia
Sailing Lunulata It’s been seven daysof sun and laughtersailing Lunulata.The wind blew us through daysof silky waters,sticky heatand vineyard quilted islands. With each new anchoragecame a new underwater scene.Some sandy seabeds eight metres below;others harbouring rocksalive with urchinsand starfish pasted to the ridges.We listen to our breathas we snorkel through turquoise watersand laze in hammockstoContinue reading “Sailing Lunulata”
22nd October 2019 This is Salento, the coffee region of Colombia. It’s a small, colourful town surrounded by rich countryside. It feels like an old wild western, with dusty taverns, wooden swinging doors and locals wearing crisp cowboy hats as they ride their horses through the square. I spent this week at a beautiful hostel,Continue reading “Salento, Colombia”
9th October 2019 I am in the jungle; deep inside the leafy, humid, creepy-crawly mass that is the Sierra Nevada. A few days ago, I trekked for two hours through the heat of the day with all my belongings on my back, continuously uncertain that I was even heading in the right direction. Twice IContinue reading “Deeper in Tayrona, Colombia”
6th October 2019 Last night, through the determined rain, I arrived at Tayrona National Park. It’s a protected area at the northern peak of Colombia, with pristine white beaches, towering palm trees, exotic birds and swinging monkeys. You could say that visiting here was the main reason I came to Colombia — for months IContinue reading “Tayrona, Colombia”
1st October 2019 I’ve just come back from Barú Island, where I was staying on a beach called Playa Blanca. It’s a white-sanded stretch lapped by the Caribbean sea; bustling with restaurants and bars only metres away from the water, where locals walk up and down selling goods of jewellery and chopped exotic fruit. TheContinue reading “Barú Island”
28th September 2019 Two days ago I stepped foot on Colombian soil for the first time. Now, I am in Cartagena, breathing in it’s effervescent, Caribbean, salsa-filled air. My legs are sticking to the chair as I wait for my brunch to arrive. A nice girl just delivered me a pot of tea, which IContinue reading “Cartagena, Colombia”
16th September 2020 It’s my last night here Eco Yoga, where I’ve been volunteering for three weeks. Every day I help Damo prepare tasty, vegetarian food for the beautifully open-minded yogis and travellers who are staying here. We’re surrounded by mountains, mud huts and llamas and every day is more deepening than the last. RightContinue reading “Experiencing Huachuma in Peru”
1st September 2019 Last night, I said farewell to the people I had come to know at The Point Hostel over the last week. It’s a crazy place that throws the best parties: the spinning wheel determines the dares carried out by the wild travellers. One minute someone is giving a lap dance, the nextContinue reading “Leaving Cusco, Peru”
16th August 2019 Peru is a really beautiful country. Along the west coast, the beaches are clean, soft-sanded and hot. The sunrises fill the horizon with pastel colours. The north is coated by the Amazon rainforest and the south scraped out by deserts, with the Andes mountain range pulsing through the country’s centre. The citiesContinue reading “Peru as a Country”
7th August 2019 Here I am, sitting at a small table in the Healing Dog Hostel’s courtyard. I’m surrounded by earthy-red walls, hanging pot plants and the slow sounds of blues and jazz oozing from the speakers. I arrived here late evening, stepping through the threshold once again as a solo traveller, having spent threeContinue reading “Regathering in Lima, Peru”
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