Kenya

Exploring Kenya and its Wildlife 

Kenya was the first stop in my 54 day adventure around Africa. This was a great way to start the trip as we saw so many animal. Kenya was unreal in terms of wildlife such as warthogs and zebra casually grazing on the side of the road. The landscape was covered in acacia trees and… Continue reading Exploring Kenya and its Wildlife 

Rwanda

Rwanda

After we finished our trek with the gorillas in Uganda we wasted no time and headed straight to the border and crossed over into Rwanda. This was interesting because when we arrived at the border three of our group members discovered that they hadn't been given entry stamps for Uganda. This caused a bit of… Continue reading Rwanda

Africa, Uganda

Uganda: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the Nile River

We spent a week in Uganda and I loved every second of it! Our time was spilt into three sections, we spent three nights in Jinja, one night in Kampala and two nights in Kabale. Uganda is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa with a diverse landscape due to it lying on both sides of… Continue reading Uganda: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the Nile River

Africa, Kenya

My Trip with Oasis Overland

When I was teaching in South Korea, I decided that with the money I was able to save I wanted to travel Africa. As most of eastern and central Africa works in US dollars I always thought that this wasn't really an option, but a friend recommended an overland company called Oasis Overland. I decided… Continue reading My Trip with Oasis Overland

Peru, South America

Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Paracas is a small town on the southern coast of Peru. This town is the hub for those that want to visit Paracas National Reserve and Islas Bellestas. This town was beautiful as it is where the desert meets the ocean. The landscape was unlike anything I have ever seen before and made for a… Continue reading Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Peru, South America

The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina

Huacachina is a natural oasis in the south west of Peru. This region of Peru is dominated by desert and therefore was a drastic change to what we have experienced so far in Peru. Haucachina is situated 5 km outside the city of Ica and has now become home to 100 local people. This small… Continue reading The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina

Peru, South America

The Unforgettable Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek has become one of the top 25 worldly hikes according to National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. This hike follows an ancient path that has been used for centuries by local people to travel from rural cities to other parts of the area. The Salkantay Trek includes hiking over snowy mountain passes, hiking… Continue reading The Unforgettable Salkantay Trek

Peru, South America

The Spectacular Rainbow Mountain

Vinicunca, or more commonly referred to as Rainbow Mountain by tourists, is one of the most spectacular natural wonders I have ever seen! This mountain sits at an altitude of 5,200 m and ranges in color. Before seeing this site with my own eyes, I had always thought people edited the saturation on their photographs-… Continue reading The Spectacular Rainbow Mountain

Peru, South America

Exploring the Sacred Valley

The scared valley is situated in the Peruvian Andes. This valley has a lot of significant meaning for Andean people and holds a lot of Inca history. This valley includes everything from the ruins in Pisac to Machu Piccu which covers a distance of 100 km. We visited the Sacred Valley with Eco Tours. This… Continue reading Exploring the Sacred Valley

Peru, South America

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

Arequipa was established in 1540 and is the second largest city in Peru. This city is home to Peru's constitutional court and served as the capital of the country for 88 years during the nineteenth century. Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanos which gives the city a unique landscape. Misti is the only active volcano,… Continue reading Arequipa and the Colca Canyon