It’s 365 days since we stepped out of our empty London home onto the early morning streets of Peckham and made our way to Rio. Twelve months and twelve countries later, we’re in Mexico with no … [Read more...]
I'll never forget my first sight of La Paz. We'd been on a bus for over 10 hours and suddenly the landscape dropped and we found ourselves amid the mountains that surround the city. It's the most dramatic setting for a capital that we've ever encountered. The rest of what we saw of Bolivia was similarly impressive – from the dazzle of the salt flats to the serenity of Lake Titicaca. It's a country that takes your breath away (and not only because of its height!). Here are some stories from our time there.
This time last year, our journey was still a dream. I had another couple of months at work, we needed to find tenants for our house and the number 2012 was still synonymous with the Olympics. Now, … [Read more...]
"You have to go to Isla del Sol – it's magical," were common words as we travelled through Bolivia. It's the legendary birthplace of the Incas, where the god Viracocha made his first mystical … [Read more...]
Drunk, kamikaze drivers, freezing cold nights, and crippling altitude sickness was enough to make us apprehensive about venturing into Bolivia's salt flats – but it definitely wasn't enough to put us … [Read more...]
When I first went travelling to Tanzania 12 years ago, I used to go to the post office each day to check for letters. There was one computer with internet in the local town of Lushoto, and my uncle … [Read more...]
The witches market in La Paz is one of the most popular sights for tourists. We were staying right next to it so walked past the women selling their wares every day. The most disturbing thing was the … [Read more...]
I'm a complete geek when it comes to finding good places to stay. Cosy, handmade, individual, homely, bohemian and eco-friendly are all words that grab my attention. Add to that a view, a hot tub, … [Read more...]