Fin Del Mundo – the end of the world. Ushuaia is towards the end of Argentina hence why it is known as the end of the world. It is famous for various things such as the Beagle Channel named after the ship the Beagle where Captain FitzRoy brought a young Charles Darwin onboard. It is also known as the gateway to Antarctica. Ushuaia is located in the Tierra Del Fuego provience. The Tierra del Fuego National Park meaning land of…

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I flew from Santiago to Calama and then an hour transfer which cost 12,000 Chilean pesos so £14 to San Pedro. The Atacama Desert is the the driest desert in the world. During the day it is pretty warm and then gets cold at night so wrap up warm especially if you go stargazing. San Pedro itself is really cute with lots of little artisan shops, restaurants and a hell of a lot of travels agencies. With all of the…

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The day after arriving in Lima we headed straight to Cusco. We wanted to acclimatise before our trek to Machu Picchu. Cusco is 3,400m high, altitude sickness can become a problem from 2500m plus. We booked Hospedaje Turistico Recoleta. It was about a 10min walk to the Plaza de Armas. The hostel itself had a homely feel and a small kitchen that you could use to cook your own food. It was very quiet in terms of people so if…

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My South American trip started In Colombia flying into the capital city, Bogota. Bogota is 2640m above sea level. So it was a good start to getting used to higher altitudes as there are more to come on my adventures. Bogota We booked El Pit Hostel for 3 nights on Hostel World. The Hostel World app has been my saviour throughout my travels. We had a mixed 4 bed dorm with a shared bathroom. The beds were surprisingly really comfortable,…

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Ever since my trip to Indonesia last year I saw first hand how much plastic is dumped into the oceans. It was shocking sitting on a beautiful beach looking out onto the big blue and seeing waves of plastic pass me by. I decided to get up and collect as much as I could rather than just sit there. Doing a beach or canal clean isn’t only for holiday either. I recently did my Give a Day Away with work…

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