62 – 60 Days… The Ultimate Dream

I’m staying in another lovely hostel at the moment, well I never like to call the places I stay hostels, despite hostel often being their name. Most often if you call a place a hostel, the word comes with a negative connotation, especially if you’re speaking to people who don’t travel on a budget or are of a certain generation. People tend to think…

65 – 63 Days… An Electric-Shocking Shower!

Who knew that showering in South America could be so dangerous??? Well, let me introduce you to the South American electric shower.

It makes me shiver just thinking about it. I first came across one of these showers in Colombia. It is an electric shower, but not the normal electric shower you would come across in England. Instead of the electric cables being in a safe box or behind the wall, they run along the top of the shower. The cables are just there mixed in with all the water and shampoo. Not only that but these showers are never too high so you have to watch yourself when you put your arms up to wash your hair. A simple touch can give you the biggest shock!

68 – 66 Days… An Ocean Not a Lake

The most gorgeous, glistening blue you could ever imagine going on endlessly for miles and miles. I knew it was huge but I really didn’t think it would look so enormous. You can only ever see land on one or two sides of it, there’s always a part that just keeps on going. I’d love to fly over it; I reckon that’s the only way you could really get a grasp of its full size. However here are a few facts (collected from the numerous tourist leaflets I was handed whilst at the lake) to help you try and imagine the enormity of it…

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…

82-79 Days… Border Crossings, a Brick Wall?

Recently my mum asked me a few questions about crossing land borders, as I’m up to my fourth border crossing on this South American tour. What happens? Is it safe? How do you do it? Is there anything separating one country from the next like a brick wall????

84, 83 Days…A Definite PuNO!

Puno is Peru’s closest city to the legendary Lake Titicaca; in fact it’s right next to the lake. I’d heard that Puno wasn’t really anything special and not the place you want to lay your eyes on Lake Titicaca for the first time. However after travelling five hours on a late afternoon bus from Arequipa I decided to stay in Puno to decide for myself. What a mistake!

89 Days Remaining…Reminiscing

89 89 89 89 89 89 DAYS!!!

Isn’t reminiscing the best?? Today I’ve been reminiscing about the South American trip so far. I’m trying to decide which experiences have been the best so far…hmm…. very tricky, I’ve seen a lot, eaten a lot and done a lot…

90 Days Remaining…Fabregas Facts

90 days, what now?
Cesc Fàbregas: Born 4th May 1987, is a Spanish footballer who plays central midfielder.

I’m really starting to learn some good Fabregas facts…

91 Days Remaining…Pedicure Fairy?

Travelling has given me the feet of a 90 year old. They are disgusting, no offence to any 90 year olds out there.

Actually you probably do have nicer feet than me because you keep them all cosy and soft in your slippers. Mine on the other hand are not cosy in the slightest…