One Night In Quito, Ecuador

We rolled in at dusk, which is exactly the wrong time to be arriving into Quito. I skimmed over the pages in my Lonely Planet once more and confirmed that the onward public transport from the main Quito bus terminal to the El Giron area was considered too dangerous at night. We opted for a... Continue Reading →

Bolivia Was The Closest I’ve Come To Death

This was the first Loki hostel I’d stayed at and I’d chosen it specifically, as I was in the mood to party. The Lonely Planet I had described it as ‘not for the faint hearted’ and I took this as a glowing endorsement.

How altitude and a near death experience can change you.

5 Month Progress Update: Saving Up To Travel Doesn’t Need To Be Hard

A fresh approaching to budget backpacking, saving and affording travel.

One of the most common reasons I hear from people heading off travelling, is that they want to “live in the moment” or "seize the day". It’s as good a reason as any however, if this means years of sacrifices, budgeting and saving to prepare for a trip, then that doesn’t sound very much like living in the moment, does it?

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