A weekend in Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is an incredible place. It’s been a source of inspiration for many artists for years and it has a really creative, bohemian vibe. The houses are built into the hills; they are all painted different colours (some say the colour relates to the colour of the owner’s boat) and covered in murals, which seems to be the only way to protect properties from graffiti. … Continue reading A weekend in Valparaiso, Chile

3 days in Bariloche, Patagonia

Bariloche is in west Argentina, at the top of the Patagonia region. It’s known as the lake district of Argentina because it lies beside a huge lake, surrounded by mountains – and it’s unbelievably stunning. We took a bus from Buenos Aires to Bariloche. Scheduled as 20 hours, it took more like 23 but we bough cama exejuctivo seats that gave us plenty of leg … Continue reading 3 days in Bariloche, Patagonia

7 photos inside Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery was one of my highlights during Buenos Aires. It’s free to get in and the mausoleums are jaw-dropping. I didn’t get to learn about the people buried there but they are all significant in one way or another, usually because they are important to the state or seriously wealthy. We took a wander through on one of our first days – you could … Continue reading 7 photos inside Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

6 places I’m excited to visit in Argentina

I’m beginning my trip in Buenos Aires, where I’m meeting Jonny. We hope to have four or five days in the city before we head onwards, exploring six¬†different places in Argentina. Buenos Aires I can’t wait to get to Buenos Aires, and not just because it marks the start of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The city looks stunning, and there’s plenty to do. I’ve been given … Continue reading 6 places I’m excited to visit in Argentina

6 things I’m obsessing about before I go travelling

I fly to Buenos Aires in just under a month and there are a tonne of things I’m currently obsessing about. 1: How do I build a capsule wardrobe?! All advice about packing says you should build a capsule wardrobe, which basically means all your items of clothing go with each other. The idea is that you can mix and match your clothes and have … Continue reading 6 things I’m obsessing about before I go travelling

5 reasons I quit my job to go travelling

I never wanted to travel when I finished university. I’m very ambitious and fiercely competitive and as soon as my studies were over, I wanted to get straight into the world of work. It wasn’t until I swapped music festivals for holidays that I felt the draw of travel and for the last few years it’s been a regular day dream of mine. Three months … Continue reading 5 reasons I quit my job to go travelling