Bolivian Salt Flats (Day 1)

That time we went on a Salt Flats tour! Where? Bolivia When? August 2018 With whom? Martin, three crazy Brazilians, two honeymooning Russians, and a couple of French students. A well-trodden tourist route usually involved hiking to Machu Picchu, crossing the Peru-Bolivia border at Lake Titicaca, spending a few days in La Paz before heading…

The Poor Man’s Galapagos

Where? Isla de la Plata, Ecuador When? August 2018 With whom? Martin, two Dutch travellers and a fellow Brit. Our two month stint in South America was amazing, to the point that when we were reminiscing last weekend we got sad before getting excited about Ukraine this week, New York next month and Indonesia in…

Cycling through the Atacama Desert

Where? San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, Chile. When? August 2018 With whom? Martin and two hilarious Danes. If you do the classic 3 day Salt Flat tour (read about day 1 and day 2), you will have the option in day 3 to get dropped at the Bolivia-Chile border to be taken back to…

Bolivian Salt Flats (Day 2)

That time we slept in negative 22 degrees (Celsius) under the brilliant starry sky. Where? Bolivia When? August 2018 With whom? Martin, three crazy Brazilians, two honeymooning Russians, and a couple of French students. If you haven’t already read about our first day of the salt flat tour and how we got two jeeps stuck…

Maggiore, Como and Garda in Northern Italy

Where? Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda, Italy. When? October 2018 With whom? Martin We decided to hire a car with only 6 days to explore northern Italy, and honestly you could spend so much longer here and still have more mountains to climb. We drove from the airport out of Milan to Lake…

Tapas Crawling our way through Seville

Where? Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain When? December 2018 With whom? This was my Christmas present to Martin, so he was there too. Seville is a beautiful city with a stunning old town, and this is definitely the best place to stay; it has cobbled, narrow streets with tall buildings (this is for the summer months when…

Andalusia Adventures

That time we adventured around Seville. Where? Andalusia, Spain. When? December 2018 With whom? Martin Seville is a beautiful city with a stunning old town, but it you want to explore more of Andalusia then I suggest hiring a car. We used Gold Car in Italy and in Spain without any issues, despite their many…

Three days in and around Athens

One of the best things about Athens is the metro is SO CHEAP! Perhaps my opinion is skewed from becoming accustomed to the exorbitant prices of public transport in the UK, but €1.40 per journey sounds almost too good to be true. Well done, Greece. The public transport network in Athens in excellent, amongst the…

A few hours in Verona

I stopped off in Verona mainly to break up the journey between Venice and Milan, and found myself falling in love with the architecture, food, and people. I’ve made a list of some of the things I did that I would recommend to other travelers passing through. 1. Have some cicchetti for breakfast! Cicchetti is…

Moped in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru.

That time we hired mopeds and got lost in the Sacred Valley. Where? Sacred Valley, Peru When? August 2018 With whom? Martin and Daan. In Cusco we were staying in a party hostel called Wild Rover. We had had recommendations of this place from an Irish couple we befriended in Banos who had said that…