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Peru

Chiclayo – One hell of an introduction to Peru

Chiclayo was our first stop in Peru and it was one hell of a welcome. It felt like we were back in a Guatemalan or Mexican type city with all the hustle and bustle, and people everywhere! It has a population of over 500k making it one of the top […]

Ecuador

Isabela Island Galapagos Budget Guide and Tips

Glistening water, intrigued seals and swimming penguins welcomed us to Isabela island. We were instantly in love. The famous seahorse shaped island is the largest of all Galapagos isles with thanks to the 6 volcanos that call it home. Puerto Villamil is the small port village and tourist hub located […]

Ecuador

San Cristóbal Galapagos Ultimate Budget Guide

Our first introduction to the Galapagos islands was San Cristóbal and it was an unbeatable introduction! Swimming with marine turtles on a secluded beach, gazing at sea lions lounging about the marina and beaches, and spotting red and blue footed boobies. First up, it’s totally worth the money and secondly, […]

Ecuador

Galapagos Islands on a Budget – Overview & Tips

The Galapagos Islands are on the bucket list of most travelers who visit South America. The sad truth is however that most backpacker’s simply cannot afford to visit the islands that Charles Darwin made famous. We struggled with this dilemma for many months; do we or don’t we visit the […]

Ecuador

Santa Cruz Galapagos Budget Guide and Tips

Santa Cruz is the most populated and second largest of the Galapagos islands. It has a very different vibe to the islands of San Cristóbal and Isabela. It is more built up with lots of restaurants that cater from the basic to the more luxurious needs. We didn’t see much […]

Ecuador

Baños – Ecuador’s Adventure Capital

Baños de Agua Santa or Baños for short is known as the Gateway to the Amazon as it is the last biggish city before the jungle. It also has the reputation for being Ecuador’s adventure capital. Situated about 4 hours from Quito and on the base of Tungurahua volcano, there […]

Ecuador

Getting high on Cotapaxi

Cotopaxi is the second highest volcano in Ecuador at 5897m. It is a pretty active volcano with the last eruption occurring in August 2015 but lasting until January 2016. If you are lucky you may see it’s snow capped peak which is often the inspiration for many Ecuadorian artists. A […]