Extending my tourist visa in Brazil explained in simple terms – the long-winded story of how I successfully did it

Extending my tourist visa in Brazil explained in simple terms – the long-winded story of how I successfully did it

14 May 2019 When I tried to extend my visa in Brazil, I found the process to be confusing and a little stressful. I ended up spending a lot of time on my computer, downloading and printing lots of documents and rushing to get to the airport as much as possible for fear of not [...]

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

I haven't really been that motivated to write lately. I've noticed that the longer I travel, the smaller my motivation becomes. But right now...at this very moment, I have motivation and inspiration to write. It's times like these that I need to take advantage of documenting what I'm feeling and doing because it's something I [...]

The random thoughts which go through my mind while I’m waiting

The random thoughts which go through my mind while I’m waiting

25 May 2019 I somehow ended up at a hospital in Brazil again yesterday... Now, before you jump into panick, I just needed to see a doctor to check something ~ it wasn't serious (even though I'm not happy with the diagnosis...it could have been worse).  Fun fact...going to hospitals make me feel uncomfortable - [...]

Hello and Goodbye La Paz – my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 2)

Hello and Goodbye La Paz – my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 2)

Many people get excited by the idea of going on spontaneous adventures...especially when traveling… and many more love doing as much as they can while they’re abroad to check off their bucket list… But you know what? I’ve learnt from my recent experience in La Paz that making spontaneous decisions or desperately chasing your bucket [...]

Hello and goodbye La Paz ~ my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 1)

Hello and goodbye La Paz ~ my poor last-minute decision to see the Uyuni Salt Flats (Part 1)

Before I came to South America, Bolivia wasn't really on my radar. It wasn't until someone I met during my travels showed me pictures of the Salt Flats that I thought: "I must go there!" (yes, I'm guilty of making an itinerary based on social media pics). So far, I've traveled through Brazil, Colombia and [...]

19 April 2019 – Reflections on Couchsurfing as a solo female traveler

19 April 2019 – Reflections on Couchsurfing as a solo female traveler

Yes it's a depressing photo and it was taken at a time when I was sad...but I think it fits the topic well. So I’ve tried Couchsurfing quite a few times now (Thailand x 2, Switzerland, Salvador, Medellin, Guatape and now Lima) and I think I’ve done it enough to form some sort of opinion. [...]