Life Inspiration: From Hollywood Life to Hostelling in Santiago, Chile

Life Inspiration: From Hollywood Life to Hostelling in Santiago, Chile

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We’ve stayed in many hostels on our travels and have met a lot of the owners, who are often foreigners who, while working and travelling abroad, made the decision to stay and build something of their own. These are the pioneering entrepreneurs who have and still are raising the bar in backpacker accommodation all over the world. We’re always excited …

A week in La Paz, Bolivia – Adventures, Beers and Breweries!

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Our entrance to La Paz had been a little more than your average bus journey; high winds and heaving waves on the Tiquina Strait of Lake Titicaca made for a very interesting ferry crossing involving sitting on a bus as it pitched up and down on a flimsy floating platform, with the wind lashing rain against the windows. We really …

Behind bars – Inside a female prison in Lima, Peru

Behind bars – Inside a female prison in Lima, Peru

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Women who are fighting each other, screaming at each other; Pumped up guards armed with bats and pepper spray trying to manage the awkward situation. Amid general applause, the tattooed ladies return to their small cells. That’s the picture, which media portrays – reality is different, indeed. Appropriately dressed women caring for their children, talking to their husbands and kids, …

Backpacker’s Guide - Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro Atacama, Chile

Backpacker’s Guide – Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro Atacama, Chile

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Well, this article will talk about our experience of going from La Paz, Bolivia to Uyuni, Bolivia then doing the three days/two nights tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro Atacama, Chile. Check out some of the cool and cheap tours you could do in La Paz and San Pedro de Atacama. You also need to know that the electricity …

2014: The beginning of our around the world journey

2014 Recap: The beginning of our around the world journey as a couple!

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2014 has been an awesome journey for us; it’s our first time backpacking together as a couple – We’ve been travelling for almost one year straight from Hanoi, Vietnam, via India and the UK, to Peru; we volunteered for 5 weeks in Ollantaytambo, Cuzco; rented our 2-bedroom apartment and started working (teaching English and starting our own Ayurveda Massage business) …

Casa Prado Hotel- Boutique Comfort in La Paz, Bolivia

Casa Prado Hotel- Boutique Comfort in La Paz, Bolivia

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La Paz is so much more than its best-known accolade of the world’s highest administrative capital city (at 3650 metres breathing can become a challenge!) The city is enclosed by the Altiplano mountain range, providing breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks in all directions. Whilst concrete towers have sneaked into the skyline in places, historical cathedrals, museums and colonial buildings still …

Bolivia Hop - Backpacker transport from Peru to Bolivia

Bolivia Hop – Backpacker transport from Peru to Bolivia

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The younger, smaller brother of the well-established Peru Hop, Bolivia Hop provides a hop-on, hop-off coach service from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia. It’s a fantastic new extension to the Peru Hop service travelling between Lima and Cusco, filling a much-needed gap in the market for backpacker-friendly transport from Peru to Bolivia, complete with two visits to Lake Titicaca, …

Barracuda Biking - Cycling Death Road Bolivia!

Barracuda Biking – Cycling Death Road Bolivia!

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Have you heard of the Cycling Death Road Bolivia? Just outside of La Paz, the highest administrative Capital city in the world and nestled in the Altiplano Mountains of Bolivia, lies the world’s most dangerous road. Built in the 1930’s during the Chaco War by Paraguayan prisoners, the Yungas road from La Paz to Coroico was the first ever connection from …

Abseiling with Urban Rush Bolivia - Sky-high in La Paz!

Abseiling with Urban Rush Bolivia – Sky-high in La Paz!

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If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful and enchanting city of La Paz, then you’ll find there’s a lot more here to keep you captivated than the magnificent colonial buildings, Mercado de Brujas (Witch Market) and a myriad cultural attraction and museums. La Paz is a thriving hub for adrenaline fuelled adventure sports, one of the best being the …

Where to stay – The best accommodation for backpackers

Where to stay – The best accommodation for backpackers

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There are far more accommodation options available than you might think and I don’t just mean different hotels. Whether you want to meet new people, sleep in a luxury bed, enjoy a relaxing spa, or just save money, there’s something for everyone. Here’s our seven favorite ways to bed-down for the night! Housesitting This little-known gem in the world of …