Category Archives: budget travel

Accommodation Review – Hotel Jerusalen, Potosi, Bolivia

Sometimes you don’t get to stay at the place you want to. Sometimes, that turns out to be a blessing in disguise, sometimes… not so much. This was one of those times. The second one that is. Not to say that Hotel Jerusalen was a horrible hotel, it wasn’t. But neither was it amazing, or particularly good, or value for

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Cupula, Copacabana, Bolivia

When planning a stop on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia I found this hotel and immediately was entranced by it on the web. The photos of it made it look absolutely amazing. As photos often do when they are chosen and formatted for a business website. The website is here – Hotel Cupula. You’ll see what I mean it’s wonderful use

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So, I Took an Intrepid Tour – to Galapagos

Last year at the start of October I began my South American Adventure with a visit to Galapagos. I wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it, I wasn’t sure what the best way to visit it was to be honest. It seemed to me that I really needed to consider taking a tour because doing it solo

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Andy’s Travels – Then and Now

Travel. Backpacking. Both have changed an incredible amount in the last two decades. My first solo trip was 18 years ago now. Early February 1999 and I headed out on my first round the world adventure stopping in Thailand as my first stop. Khao San Road was far more basic compared to today. No fast food chains on the road,

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Accommodation Review – Posada de Cacique, Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa is a large town (or is it a small city?) in the high Andes in Peru. It’s home to a famous mummy which can be seen at a local museum. It’s a pretty town, hilly, interesting. From here I went on a day trip to the Culco Canyon (not advisable, take longer if you can), and it was my

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Accommodation Review – Hotel Tren Dorado, Riobamba, Ecuador

Riobamba is around four hours by bus from the Ecuadorian capital Quito. The drive is quite impressive at times with the mountains and so on, and Riobamba itself seemed like a nice small city, with a bit of a University vibe. I was there to catch a bus to the Nariz Del Diablo, the Devil’s Nose, a spectacular train ride

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City Rumble – Vilnius versus Riga versus Tallinn

Time for three cities to step into the ring in the Baltic showdown to end all showdowns! Okay well, not quite. However, the three Baltic capitals are all cities with something special and indeed different to each other. And it’s been ages since I did a city rumble so it was well overdue! The Baltics are a great region of

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