Why Rio is ‘All That’!

Umm okay. No that title does not sit right with me. Not really how I talks. But I do have to tell you, one place that really didn’t fail to live up to image and reputation for me, in South America, was Rio De Janeiro. And I’m talking as Andrew, self-confessed nerd who doesn’t head …

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Accommodation Review – Quito Airport Suites

Howdy all, time to get all reviewy again as I start to look at the places I stayed in South America. Why not go in order? It’s a radical suggestion, I know, but here I am starting with where I stayed in my first stop which was Quito. I arrived at 230am in the morning, …

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A Day at the Beach With the Sea Lions, Galapagos

When people are asking me for my number one experience from South America, I have little hesitation in saying ‘Galapagos’. Even though the place was way more touristy than I had envisioned (same could be said about all of South America, really) the waters, animals and volcanoes made it so different from anything else in …

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A Day at the Cricket – Multan, Pakistan

Okay – I know cricket isn’t everyone’s ‘bag’, but personally I like it. I’ve only been to two cricket games on the sub-continent. I should rectify that some day. I went to a one day international in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002 which was really a lot of fun. But I’m writing about my day at, …

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Airline Review – Avianca to Galapagos!

Howdy all hope you’re well wherever you are in the world. Today’s airline review is based on my experiences flying Avianca, a Colombian based airline from Quito to Galapagos back in early October 2016. This flight was pretty exciting all told, because I was finally heading to Galapagos, one of the places I most dearly …

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PanAmerica Panorama – Galapagos

Howdy all. Today I’m sharing a few of my panorama shots from Galapagos. I must admit it – I love a good panorama when I’m travelling and I’m always looking for possible shots that would look good as a long, thin photo. Anyways, today I’m showing you four from Galapagos. I must have started slowly …

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Thoughts on the Silver Mine Tour in Potosi

Potosi, Bolivia, a pleasant enough town in the centre, but the chief reason for tourists to go is to take a tour in the silver mines in the hills that surround this town. And that’s why I stopped there. Why did I want to visit a silver mine? Well, to be honest, it was something …

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