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”

Barú Island

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”

Experiencing Huachuma in Peru

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”

Peru as a Country

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”

Regathering in Lima, Peru

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”

Anticipation

A moment before I leave It is the last night of June 2019 and my adventures begin in the morning. These last two weeks have been physically and emotionally draining. I’ve left two jobs, moved my belongings across cities and endured numerous heavy goodbyes. Having said my farewells and become mentally prepared, all that’s leftContinue reading “Anticipation”