Our Big Fat Travel Adventure https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com One Couple's Incredible Journey Around The World Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:17:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 5 things you should know before your South America trip https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/07/19/5-things-to-know-before-your-south-america-trip/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/07/19/5-things-to-know-before-your-south-america-trip/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:40:13 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=16374 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 […]

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Bolivia Travel Costs For One Month https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/07/11/bolivia-travel-costs/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/07/11/bolivia-travel-costs/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:49:51 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=16340 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 […]

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Life update: falling for California, a housesitting disaster and moving to Portugal https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/06/25/life-update-california-house-sitting-disaster-and-moving-to-portugal/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/06/25/life-update-california-house-sitting-disaster-and-moving-to-portugal/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:10:57 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=16251 Hello from Oregon, USA! I’m writing this from a caravan overlooking the red outcrops of Smith Rock State Park, with a cup of Earl Grey beside me, reflecting on how long it’s been since I blogged. In fact, my last post was back in Lake Titicaca, which now feels like years ago. Since then, we’ve […]

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Our Lake Titicaca trip   https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/19/our-lake-titicaca-trip/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/19/our-lake-titicaca-trip/#comments Sat, 19 May 2018 15:29:16 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=16102 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 […]

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Our Bolivian Salt Flats tour – lagoons, flamingos and a pinch of salt https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/10/our-bolivian-salt-flats-tour/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/10/our-bolivian-salt-flats-tour/#comments Thu, 10 May 2018 21:22:55 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15970 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 […]

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How much did our trip to Colombia cost? https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/03/how-much-did-our-trip-to-colombia-cost/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/05/03/how-much-did-our-trip-to-colombia-cost/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 16:18:46 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15938 Thinking of travelling in Colombia? From our experience, South America can be an expensive beast to tackle, especially when it comes to activities and getting around. We budgeted £50 for two people per day, but did we manage to stick to that? Here’s a breakdown of how much our seven-week trip to Colombia cost, from […]

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Queensland highlights and wish-list https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/30/queensland-highlights-and-wish-list/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/30/queensland-highlights-and-wish-list/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:17:42 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15920 It’s been five years since we visited Australia and we barely scratched the surface during our five-week adventure. So where would we visit on a return trip? Top of the list would be one of our favourite cities, Melbourne, followed by Queensland highlights. The Sunshine State has so much to offer, from Five World Natural […]

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Paracas National Reserve and ‘The poor man’s Galapagos’ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/12/paracas-national-reserve-and-the-poor-mans-galapagos/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/12/paracas-national-reserve-and-the-poor-mans-galapagos/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:18:04 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15757 The Galapagos Islands is undoubtedly one of South America’s top natural highlights, but also one of its most expensive, so what if you don’t have thousands of pounds to spare for the trip? Well, head to Paracas National Reserve in Peru instead. We took a boat trip from Paracas to the Ballestas Islands, known as […]

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Vegan South America travel – is it possible and how are we coping? https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/05/vegan-south-america-travel/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/04/05/vegan-south-america-travel/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:37:06 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15702 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 […]

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Adventure in the Amazon rainforest Bolivia – caymans, night walks and getting lost in the jungle https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/03/31/adventure-in-the-amazon-rainforest-bolivia/ https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/2018/03/31/adventure-in-the-amazon-rainforest-bolivia/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:32:28 +0000 https://www.ourbigfattraveladventure.com/?p=15658 “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 […]

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