Photo Friday: A Jumping Spider At Night

  A scary looking… & even scarier named Jumping Spider in the Amazon   On the northern edge of the Amazon River basin, Cuyabeno in Ecuador is an awesome, accessible place to see wildlife of all walks of life. We took a “Night-Hike” through the dense vegetation, feeling our way through the forest. There were tonnes of creeping critters, including A LOT of Jumping Spiders. We started off getting quite close to these guys…... Read More

Photo Friday: Bolivia’s Salt Flats

  Bolivia’s beautiful salt flats, where the sky never ends   In Bolivia’s south east lies the breath-taking Salar de Uyuni. We visited the region on one of the popular jeep tours that leave Uyuni & Tupiza daily. Crossing this ginormous volcanic plateau high up in the Andes was an incredible 4 day trip, ending with the world renowned salt flats.   During rainy season the entire salar is flooded with a few inches of water,... Read More

Photo Friday: Surf At Sunset

  Incredible sunset & surf at Huanchaco, Peru   This shot was taken in Hunachaco, an awesome little beach town outside Trujillo in northern Peru. Great sun, sand & surf draws in the tourists, particularly surfers. We had a blast in Hunachaco, soaking up the laid back vibe & beach-bumming amidst incredible sunsets.      Read More

Photo Friday: Setting Sail At Sunset

  A Cute Kid in Cuyabeno Trying to Sail off into the Sunset   This kid was the son of our guide in Cuyabeno, Ecuador’s best bit of rainforest. He would get so mad if we left him at the resort he ended up coming with us on the boat every day!   This was our little sunset swimming hole… with piranhas 10 metres to the left & cayman alligators 20 metres to the right!!… Still a beautiful spot amongst the flooded river... Read More

Photo Friday: Quilotoa Crater Lake

  Ecuador’s green as can be Quilotoa Crater Lake   The Quilotoa Loop is one of Ecuador’s BEST hiking routes. This largely undeveloped region lets you travel back to in time to Ecuador’s rural past. And at the heart of it, the gorgeously green, but shockingly lifeless, Quilotoa Crater Lake.   If you want to visit this hiker’s dream though you better do it soon! Being home to the country’s charismatic President,... Read More

Photo Friday: A Flurry of Pigeon’s in Popayan

  A Flurry of Pigeon’s in Popayan, ‘The White City’   Popayan is Colombia’s ‘Cuidad Blanca’, or ‘White City’. This is the main Cathedral in Popayan, just one of the many wonderfully white buildings boasting beautiful architecture. And there are LOADS of coffee shops filled with Colombia’s finest beans!!    Read More

Photo Friday: Bogota’s Classic Colonial Cathedral

    Bogota’s classic Cathedral in Plaza de Bolivar   Bogota is filled with classic architecture of the Spanish colonial era, with vibrant colours everywhere! The main Cathedral in Plaza de Bolivar is just one of a host of brilliant buildings dotted around the city centre.        Read More

Photo Friday: Wax Palms & Clouds at Cocora Valley

  Clouds coming in to Cocora Valley   This shot was taken in Colombia’s incredible Cocora Valley, dominated by the Wax Palm trees that cover its lush green valley walls. The clouds came in wispy to start, but finished up cloaking the valley by midday!    Read More

Photo Friday: Trekking Through Cocora Valley

  Trekking through Cocora Valley, Colombia   This is the LONG overdue return of Photo Friday! Here’s the beautiful Cocora Valley in Colombia, home to the impressive Wax Palm trees. We walked through the stunningly sun soaked valley for a few hours, enjoying wonderful scenery like this!      Read More

Guest Post: Amazing Things to See In Iceland

Looking to take a northern vacation to Iceland, to see some of the beauty and natural wonder it offers? There are so many choices offered on this island all within a short space of one another. Here is a list of must see places to visit when you head out there. Asbyrgi This unique landmark is shaped like a giant hoof print. It is an approximately 3.5 km in length and 1.1 km wide, across part of the Vatnajökull National Park. Down around half its... Read More

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