Panama’s Volcan Baru Hike: Everything You Need to Know

Hiking up Volcan Baru is a decision that you will probably come to regret somewhere between 2 and 4 hours of setting off on the climb. When I first decided to take on the challenge of hiking up to the highest elevation in Panama with a [...]

2018-03-31T03:47:02+00:00March 24th, 2018|Panama, South America, Travel Tips|1 Comment

One day to explore: Panama City Old Town, Casco Viejo

Panama City’s old town actually has four names. Casco Viejo and Casco Antiguo both translate literally as ‘old quarter’, but then there’s the other two names on top of that. San Felipe is its official name, and Catedral is a local nickname - funnily enough, on [...]

Accidentally becoming a digital nomad in Panama City

When I first came to South America, my level of Spanish pretty much followed this pattern: Me: Donde está el supermercado? Helpful Peruvian/Bolivian/Ecuadorian stranger: Si quiere ir la mejor ruta, necesita tomar la primera izquierda, y caminar dos bloques más hasta el letrero que dice ‘supermercado’. [...]

2018-03-18T00:16:01+00:00March 8th, 2018|Inspiration, Panama, Ramblings, South America|Comments Off on Accidentally becoming a digital nomad in Panama City

Why I Will (Probably) Never Be a “Successful” Travel Blogger

I’ve been travelling and writing about it for a pretty long time now. In 2013 I shouldered my backpack for my first solo trip, to South America, and decided to start a blog. Its main purpose was to reassure my mum that I was still alive [...]

Sunny England

Yes, I did make it home alive, and the 36-hour journey went surprisingly smoothly all things considered - "all things" including the fact that I had to cross three different airports in three different countries before reaching Heathrow; the fact that I hadn't come prepared for [...]

2013-04-10T12:45:00+00:00April 10th, 2013|South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Sunny England

The last day

After my excellent penultimate day I wasn´t really expecting the last day to live up to it, and I suppose in a way it didn´t. However, I definitely had a nice and relatively productive day today; got up at 10 o´clock which was an absolute luxury, [...]

2013-04-04T00:36:00+00:00April 4th, 2013|Bolivia, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on The last day

Not sand, but salt

It was a good decision to come to Uyuni. Thank God that, all those days ago in Quito, Ruth-from-Bradford suggested that the salt flats were the most important thing to see in Bolivia.I arrived from Potosi with Dominic, one of the guys from the mines tour, [...]

2013-03-31T17:14:00+00:00March 31st, 2013|Bolivia, South America, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Not sand, but salt