My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

I don’t know about you…but for me, food is absolutely and unequivocally one of the most important things in the world. I know many people see food purely as a source of fuel…but for me, food is so much more. (and no I can’t date let alone be friends with those sorts of people - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to deal with credit card fraud while traveling

How to deal with credit card fraud while traveling

I said it before but I'll say it again - traveling isn't all sunshine and rainbows. It's inevitable to come across countless numbers of problems when you travel. I firmly believe that the longer you travel, the more problems you'll come across...unless your crazy lucky. But we have to remember that that's just life. It's [...]

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

It's always interesting when you're traveling and realise how much you've learnt about a culture from being in a country...whether it's from being scammed or ripped off, having transport issues or simply just standing on a street and observing. And undoubtedly, the longer you're in a place, the more things you notice, the more mistakes [...]