50 – 43 Days… Going Cooking Crazy

Throughout South America I’ve cooked a lot. This has been a surprising development to my travels. When I travelled around South-East Asia I never dreamt of cooking, well I couldn’t have cooked even if I’d wanted to, beach bungalows don’t tend to come with kitchens! Plus in South-East Asia eating out is cheap, whether it’s at a roadside stall, a night market or even a respectable restaurant, eating out in South-East Asia never empties the purse. The same can not be said of South America.

78 – 69 Days… Chocolate Heaven

♦  ◊  ◊   78 – 69 Days Remaining…

Delicious, delightful, heavenly, enchanting, breathtaking, tasty, scrumptious, delectable, yummy, luscious…

Just some of the words that ran through my head whilst I ate THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER!

It was a surprising experience. I’m in a Bolivian city called Santa Cruz. There’s not a great amount to see and do here but the weather is really warm and there is a bustling plaza to people watch from. I haven’t had the best time food wise in Bolivia. It’s all been pretty boring, lots of soup and rice, nothing to write home about. Actually it got to a point on one night in Santa Cruz that my boyfriend and I ended up having breakfast for dinner because we just couldn’t find anything decent to eat. Anyway we were wandering the streets…

94 Days Remaining…Great British Food

Well, some crazy guy in the main plaza (Arequipa, Peru) just filmed me and Tom on his video camera REALLY OBVIOUSLY. When we noticed (as he was right in front of us) he just nodded and walked away, the mentalist. This really reminded me of living in Taiwan and having my photo taken a lot by strangers because I was a foreigner…

95 Days Remaining…The Peruvian Roof Dog

Well this countdown malarkey is going fast…since I’ve been paying attention to it anyway! 95 days!! Argh!!

Anyway…

In Peru a lot of the buildings are only one storey high, so for security Peruvians put a dog on the roof and LEAVE IT THERE 24/7!

The roof dog is their security guard. I don’t know why they can’t use barbed wire, broken glass…..

96 Days Remaining…Clothes Cravings

We’ve finally made the decision that Saturday will be the day we finally leave Arequipa. Ooooh it’s going to be hard to leave this warm weather and super chilled out city BUT we must move on. It’s also going to be painfully hard to leave this cosy hostel…

97 Days Remaining…We Got Stood Up

Last night myself and Tom got stood up! Ooh, the embarrassment!

We had arranged to go out for a drink with a couple we’d met in the Colca Canyon and they never turned up! Booo!

It’s not like we didn’t know them at all, we’d hung out in the canyon for a couple of days. Basically we’d ended up staying at the same place in San Juan ..

98 Days Remaining…Hammock Failure

I really don’t like the fact that we only have 14 weeks left of our South American trip. GAAAH PAIN 😦 Oh well, it’s the reason behind this blog now, so I’m going to live with the countdown everyday, drip, drip, drip…

OUCH – Elbow pain………Oh the embarrassment, yesterday I fell out of a hammock IN FRONT OF PEOPLE…