19/07/18
An alpaca from Alpaca World, Arequipa, Peru

5 things you should know before your South America trip

Our four-month South America trip was filled with incredible experiences. We trekked through the Amazon rainforest, rode a bumpy jeep across the largest salt flat in the world, climbed up Machu Picchu mountain and watched the sunset from an eco-retreat in the Colombian mountains. It wasn’t all smooth sailing and there were definitely some things we weren’t prepared for though, including the high prices, freezing altitudes and meat-heavy menus. Continue reading

11/07/18
4x4 jeep driving in the desert on a Salar de Uyuni tour, Bolivia

Bolivia Travel Costs For One Month

Getting lost in the Amazon Rainforest, driving across the world’s largest salt flats, boating on Earth’s highest navigable lake, we did all these bucket-list activities in Bolivia, but were they expensive? What about Bolivian food and accommodation? And how much does it cost to get around Bolivia? Read on to find out all about our Bolivia travel costs. Continue reading

19/05/18
The brightly coloured clothes of the Uros women on the floating islands, Lake Titicaca Trip

Our Lake Titicaca trip  

Our Lake Titicaca trip was one of the best we’ve had in South America. We fell in love with Copacabana, a quiet town where we relaxed in hammock-studded gardens accompanied by alpacas, soaking up the sun and views of the never-ending lake. To explore Titicaca’s treasures, we took boat trips to Isla del Sol and visited Peru’s floating islands made of reeds, where families in neon outfits live in thatched houses.  Continue reading

10/05/18
Dinosaur perspective shot on the Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Our Bolivian Salt Flats tour – lagoons, flamingos and a pinch of salt

Picture a carpet of white salt stretching off into the horizon, a desert of crystals left behind by a prehistoric dried-up lake. Welcome to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, one of the most inhospitable and unique landscapes we’ve ever visited. To explore this striking wilderness, we took a bumpy, three-day Bolivian salt flats tour in a 4×4 jeep. Along the way we saw cacti-studded islands, thermal springs and red lagoons spotted with hundreds of flamingos. Continue reading

5/04/18
Colombian arepa with tofu scramble and avocado

Vegan South America travel – is it possible and how are we coping?

Meat, fried meat and more meat, including guinea pigs and llamas. That’s been our experience of the South American diet so far. We definitely haven’t been living the vegan dream while travelling through Colombia, Peru and Bolivia this year, so how exactly have we been coping? From renting apartments with kitchens to stuffing our faces with avocados and surviving travel days on Ritz crackers, here’s how we’re managing vegan South America travel. Continue reading

31/03/18
Cayman poking his head out the river in the Amazon rainforest, Bolivia

Adventure in the Amazon rainforest Bolivia – caymans, night walks and getting lost in the jungle

“I don’t really feel safe continuing…” says our guide, Cheo, lowering his machete. He is chopping through a patch of dense Amazon rainforest, looking for an elusive trail leading back to our boat. I stop and look around the small clearing, which way had we just come from? Everything is a mass of tall trees and snaking vines, branches and leaves, and I’m totally disorientated. For the first time on our three-day Amazon adventure, I appreciate the full, epic power of the rainforest. Continue reading