Lima, centro historico

May #IGTravelChallenge

  Welcome back to the #IGTravelChallenge! May’s Theme: Great skies There is something about the sky that can be very dramatic, like these ominous rain clouds:   Or these low clouds: Sunsets can also be breathtaking, and no collection of sky photos would be complete without one! The hazy pink sunset on the tiny island of Bolivar was beautiful and the sky looked endless during this sunset … Continue reading May #IGTravelChallenge

The #IGtravelchallenge: what next?

In March, Tricia from The Adventure List, Carlie from A Cajun in Cali and I co-hosted the IG travel challenge, a photo-sharing challenge on Instagram. You can take a look at entries by searching the hashtag #igtravelchallenge on Instagram. We were overwhelmed by how many instagrammers got involved! Thank you to those that participated! I want to share with you some of my favourite entries and let you … Continue reading The #IGtravelchallenge: what next?

Review: Calle 11 Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia

I stayed at the gorgeous Calle 11 hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia the night before and after I went on a four day trek to the Ciudad Perdida. It set in a huge villa, and was the ideal place to relax ahead of / after a hike! Breakfast – not included + guest kitchen available Common zones + there are several seating areas downstairs, inside and … Continue reading Review: Calle 11 Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia

Instagram Travel Photo Challenge

Do you like travel photography? Do you love Instagram? If yes then you should take part in the March Instagram Travel Challenge! Throughout the month of March, Carlie from a Cajun in Cali blog and I will be co-hosting an Instagram event organised by Tricia of The Adventure List blog.   How to get involved: Follow each host on Instagram so you know what the daily topics are. … Continue reading Instagram Travel Photo Challenge

 Everything you need to know about Laboratorio, Quito´s coolest restaurant

Last week I started working at awesome pop up restaurant Laboratorio. It is called a pop up restaurant because every few months the menu and the chefs change. Laboratorio recently opened its doors with its latest concept: La Hueca. A hueca is an informal Ecuadorian restaurant serving traditional food, and the idea behind Laboratorio´s Hueca is to give well-known typical dishes a new lease of life; delicious food made from … Continue reading  Everything you need to know about Laboratorio, Quito´s coolest restaurant

view of Quito

Photo of the week: week 11 Quito’s rooftops

For fantastic views over Quito, I suggest you climb the Basilica. The entry fee to the towers is only $2 and is a fun activity for anyone. The stairs get quite steep at the top but your efforts will be rewarded by the views over Quito´s rooftops and the mountains that surround the city. There is a pretty looking cafe at the top of the … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 11 Quito’s rooftops

593 hostel common area

Review: 593 Boutique Hostel, Quito

593 Boutique Hostel is a comfortable design hostel in the north of Quito. I stayed for two nights in a private room, and here´s what I experienced! Breakfast: + included in the price juice, cereals, cheeses, ham, bread and jam are available in a self-service buffet. The lovely Veronica brings fruit to your table and asks how you’d like your eggs – no guest kitchen … Continue reading Review: 593 Boutique Hostel, Quito