Photo of the week: week 14 Guatape

This is Guatape, a village near Medellin in the heart of Colombia. I found out about Guatape on Instagram – the colourful streets looked so cute that I had to squeeze a visit in to my recent trip to the country.     It is a quiet little place, with not a lot to do other than enjoy the cobbled streets and brightly-coloured houses. Which I did! … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 14 Guatape

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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

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Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine

Sabine from Kung Fu Princess on the Road blog writes: “Many wonder why somebody would want to travel alone? Isn’t it dangerous? Boring? Difficult? Annoying? And the answer is quite simple : NO! It pretty much can be the most amazing thing you will ever do. It can be the most empowering and freeing experience ever if you let it! I always loved to travel, … Continue reading Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine

At one with nature in Mindo Ecuador

Mindo, just a two hour bus ride from Ecuador’s capital, is situated on the tropical western side of the Andes and makes a popular weekend destination for Quiteños. I went because we had been invited to the fantastic El Monte Ecolodge and I had a brilliant weekend. Rafting, kayaking and all sorts of activities are on offer in the town, but being on a budget we chose … Continue reading At one with nature in Mindo Ecuador