Laguna 69, Huaraz
Despite the fact that I had been acclimatising to the altitude in Huaraz for 4 days I still wasn't coping very well with the 3052m altitude. I was beginning to wonder if I would be able to do the Laguna 69 trek. It felt like someone was squeezing my head, the same pressure you feel when you dive into...
Hvar Croatia
  I travelled to Hvar from Split on the catamaran, it takes about an hour. It's beautiful, a yachties paradise and a party animals kryptonite, this island does not sleep. Not only is it famed for the night life and food, it also has some of the most beautiful beaches. They are rocky but ladders provide easy access in and out of...
Dubrovnik, Croatia
I have made it to Dubrovnik! I have waited for this for over a year as one of my best friends is getting married here and 70 of us are here for her wedding, its going to be a great week!! The Adriatic Sea forms a gorgeous blue backdrop to the city of Dubrovnik. The maze of cobbled streets in...
I just returned from spending 3 weeks in Croatia and it exceeded my expectations by far. I am a long-haul traveller so Europe is unexplored territory for me in comparison to other continents and I suppose because I feel its so close to home I rarely expect to be wowed...Croatia WOWED me! The landscapes, the beaches, the ancient cities, the...
Guaranda I woke up and found a bus from Alausi to Guaranda, the city was a lot bigger then I expected and it was bustling. I was excited to experience my first dose of Andean rural life. I got dropped off in the city centre and then I walked around to find a place to stay. There were loads of...
Alausi
The Journey My trip to Alausi was probably the most impulsive of my adventures in South America. While sitting at a bus station I read in a guide book about The Devils Nose train journey. It was said to be the most scenic but dangerous train ride on earth. I heard a driver shouting for passengers to Alausi and I thought it was...

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