Category Archives: south america

Keeping the adventure alive, or ‘Homeward bound’

It’s my last morning in Buenos Aires and my last morning on this particular adventure. In less than an hour I will be on my way to the airport for the final leg home. As I’m writing this I can’t … Continue reading

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Mixing and matching – living with the locals

‘I will never fob off a foreigner in Boganburbia again.’ In the time I have been travelling I am constantly amazed at how friendly and helpful South Americans are. Even sitting in an airport terminal, there is always a local … Continue reading

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Recipe for adventure: just add people

‘Girls who go on trekking tours don’t do one night stands,’ – a fellow trekker on the Inca Trail. For my first real solo-adventure, I opted for safety in numbers, and jumped on a few smallish group tours. I figured … Continue reading

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The Guide Gallery

Having toured now for over a month, I’ve encountered tour guides in all shapes and sizes, but whatever the attraction, the excursion, or the adventure, you can be sure to come across one (or more) of the following types: The … Continue reading

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Peruvian poverty

Nothing quite prepares you for it. I was expecting beggars on the street, people hassling, hoards of homeless, and there was that, but there were also endless shanty houses stacked with mud bricks with not-quite roofs perched on desert slopes … Continue reading

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Perilous Peru Part 1 – Living in Lima

‘Don´t let people see where you keep your real money,’ my lunchtime companion, a local, tells me. ‘I keep my wallet in here,’ he points to his breast pocket, ‘and pay from here,’ dips his hand in another pocket. ‘And … Continue reading

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Pretty in Peru

Adventure Girl sets off solo Today I head to Peru, first stop: Lima. This is where it gets hard. I’m on my own for the first few days before I join my tour. I don’t know the language and I … Continue reading

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