Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Time for a new country, we arrived at the Ecuadorian border at 2am, not something that would have been safe a few years ago but it was a smooth transition with a police presence to deter potential robbers and kidnappers. Our first destination was Cuenca, an old colonial city that is now a UNESCO heritage … More Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Living in Lima

I had no idea what to expect of Lima. As it turns out, I could live there. It’s the first time I’ve said that in all the places we’ve visited in South America but Lima certainly ticked the boxes. In a similar way to London, the city is made up of multiple barrios, each with their … More Living in Lima

Patagonia – Bariloche, Argentina and Chocolate

Patagonia is a jaw dropping, eye bulging wow evoking wonder. Following a 14 hour night bus to the city of Neuquen, the capital of Argentinian Patagonia we decided to keep heading South and to jump on another bus to Bariloche. Somehow between buying the ticket and walking two seconds away to the bus stop we unwittingly … More Patagonia – Bariloche, Argentina and Chocolate