Iquitos, and boating around the Peruvian Amazon.

When I was a kid, I can remember always being fascinated by the Amazon jungle; so the opportunity to go there as part of my 6 month trip around South America was an absolute dream come true for me. Following a nightmare 15 hour trip down river from Colombia -in what can only be described as a massive speedboat (more on that another time) – we … Continue reading Iquitos, and boating around the Peruvian Amazon.

The 5 types of backpacker you meet in every hostel

Remember that feeling of setting foot into a new hostel for the very first time? Arriving from your previous makeshift home, backpack feeling increasingly heavy, walking through those doors and getting yourself checked in. You wobble up to the counter at reception, have a quick look around and make a very quick assessment of your new surroundings, including the people you’ll be spending the next few hours, days, … Continue reading The 5 types of backpacker you meet in every hostel