Category - Travel

Hiking

GearTalk: my Setup for a Recent Hiking Trip

A Long Weekend Hiking in the Peak District My last GearTalk was on the equipment I took with me on a two month epic journey round South America. Obviously, the needs for a four day hiking trip in England’s Peak District are very different...

BA

BA, the Last Word

When I say ‘the Last Word’, I don’t mean that I’m going to be able to give you all the low down you’ll need to get yourself around BA, far from it. This is more the last word on my own particular journey, the final...

Lima

Memories and Reflections of Lima

Arriving at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima after my timeout in Máncora brought back memories of all those times I and my siblings had flown in and out of here as children; the sadness of the parental goodbyes quickly evaporated if you were lucky...

Mancora

Mancora Beach and Existentialism

After having been on the road for over a month and with my birthday looming, I decided to check out and head off to a beach for some well-deserved R & R. I’d heard good things about Máncora up in the far north of Peru and booked...

Arequipa

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Rush

After a great five days in Cusco, I headed a little further south to Arequipa, the capital of Peru for a brief period in the mid 19th century, and still regarded by many of its inhabitants as the country’s cultural centre. Being the...

Cusco

Hanging out in Cusco

I arrived in Cusco before sunrise aboard the Bolivia Hop bus, having left La Paz almost 24hrs earlier. The journey had been broken up by spending half a day checking out Lake Titicaca so I wasn’t feeling too inhuman when my feet touched...

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni tour

When doing a tour of the Salar de Uyuni, the salt flats themselves are only a small part of what you get to see when you visit this spectacular corner of the world. I’d heard a lot of good things about the amazing landscapes up in this...

Tupiza street

Tupiza as a starting point

Tupiza may not be the most happening town nor the most obvious starting place for a tour to the Salar de Uyuni (that would be the actual town of Uyuni) but I had met enough people on my travels who suggested that Tupiza was the place to go to...

Salta

Salta stop-over

Salta was my last stop in Argentina before continuing my northwards journey into Bolivia. The featured image above is a close-up detail of a pavement; like Salta, there may be a few cracks around the edges but that does not diminish the beauty...

Cordoba

Cordoba on my mind

Córdoba When I was down in Bariloche, fellow photographer Eliezer Gonzalez was staying in the same AirBnB as me and we got on so well that he invited me to stay with him at his place in Córdoba, if I ever headed that way. I took him up on his...