Hostel awards: Best hostels in South America

While most backpackers mainly stay in hostels, we've all got our own styles and preferences for accommodation, and I tend to look for different things at different times - sometimes I like to chill out and be by myself, but then others I like a good party hostel. So I've put together my favourite hostels … Continue reading Hostel awards: Best hostels in South America

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Packing guide Part 2: Everything you need for 5 months in South America – Clothing and Toiletries

Clothing It is very hard to pack for both South America and Spain; thus, by necessity, I picked up and discarded a few things on the way, which I will try to account for. However, I'm a fan of sustainable consumerism, meaning I tried to make sure everything I brought would be needed, and that … Continue reading Packing guide Part 2: Everything you need for 5 months in South America – Clothing and Toiletries

Packing guide Part 1: Everything you need for five months in South America – Luggage

Everyone knows that going backpacking in South America is a little tougher to pack for than, say, Southeast Asia, due to the variances in climate through all the countries. When you also have a bonus month in Spain, this makes things even tougher. Here are my tips! Disclaimer: This is a list mostly for women, … Continue reading Packing guide Part 1: Everything you need for five months in South America – Luggage

2 weeks in Northern Chile – how I travelled

As I was coming to the end of my trip, all I wanted to do at this point was relax, so this part was largely me winging it. San Pedro de Atacama (2 nights) Arrival: March 1 Transport: Over-border transfer included in my Salar de Uyuni tour from Bolivia Accommodation: Hostal Campo Base Comments: 6-bed … Continue reading 2 weeks in Northern Chile – how I travelled

Crossing the border – Bolivia to Chile

I crossed the border as part of my Salar de Uyuni tour, and any decent company offering this tour can include this in your package. The price is higher than for going straight back to Uyuni, but it saves doubling back and is a big time saver. If your tour company can't provide this at … Continue reading Crossing the border – Bolivia to Chile

One month in Bolivia – how I travelled

Bolivia was my second-favourite country in South America, after Colombia. The tourist visa for most countries is only 30 days, and I would definitely have stayed longer if I could have. However I also went at a very leisurely pace through Bolivia as I was pretty burnt out after four months on the road. You … Continue reading One month in Bolivia – how I travelled

Crossing the border – Peru to Bolivia

This one involved standing outside in the blistering heat for frickin' ages, but was otherwise pretty okay. Note: If you are from the US, you need to pay a lot of money to get into Bolivia (around USD $150), and your border crossing may be different to mine. My bus brought us to the border … Continue reading Crossing the border – Peru to Bolivia