A sleepy little village in the mountains, Vilcabamba has become a popular spot among backpackers for its quiet and nature. It’s also quite near the border with Peru so it’s a good stop along the way.      


Cuenca is one of those places thats great for a weary traveler. It has a high concentration of expats, specifically Americans, which means most of the comforts of home can be found here. And for me, that means food. Besides that it’s quite a laid back town with some beautiful architecture.

Baños, Not the Toilet, the Town

Every country has that place that’s known for adrenaline and adventure and Baños is that place in Ecuador. I wasn’t planning to do any of those activities but it’s still a nice place to spend a few days and relax in the mountains.

Quilotoa Loop

The Quilotoa Loop is probably the most well known and popular trek in Ecuador. It’s 3 days which can seem quite intense but the days are short and you stay overnight in small villages along the trail so there’s no need to carry any equipment or supplies. Armed with a trekking pole that I rented […]

Quito, You’re an Absolute Beauty

Crossing the border was quite the adventure. I normally do all my research but I had a slow start in the morning (not at all typical) and was in a bit of a rush to get to the crossing early and hopefully avoid a queue. That was the only reason I spent a night in […]

Southern Colombia

I’m feeling unmotivated so I’m not going to write much about Cali, Popayan and Ipiales. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Colombia’s Coffee Zone – No Flat Whites Here

Colombia is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee only behind Brazil and Vietnam. It’s something Colombians take great pride in, particularly because all of the picking is done by hand rather than machine as in other countries. I did a little bit of research and I’m not sure if this is by choice […]