Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

It's normal to be scared shitless before heading into an unknown world, especially if you’re going by yourself for the first time. Have you ever thought about traveling alone? Perhaps you’ve never done it, but have always wondered about it… Perhaps you’ve wanted to do it but have been too scared… Or, perhaps you’ve decided [...]

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 [...]