A hot and dry bicycle ride through Chile’s Atacama Desert

After a brief break to pull over and extract the sand from my eyes we continue on our planned 40km ride at 2,400m above sea level in the driest climate on earth. … More A hot and dry bicycle ride through Chile’s Atacama Desert

An unexpected surprise in Cartagena

The picturesque walled city of Cartagena is perched on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia. Famous for its beautiful colonial architecture and colourful flower-clad balconies, Cartagena is that idyllic destination you think of when your mind wanders off when daydreaming of visiting South America. After landing in Cartagena from Bogota, we were looking forward to … More An unexpected surprise in Cartagena

Here’s to now: Travel from a different perspective

Humans venture away from all that is familiar for various reasons. For some, staying in one place for too long brings feelings of uncomfortable stagnation, while others have a thirst for adventure and to push their limits. Perhaps the reason that makes most sense to me is the one concerned with not only realising a deeper … More Here’s to now: Travel from a different perspective

Photo Essay: Bolivia

With my head in the clouds – well, close enough anyway, we travelled overland from the Atacama Desert in Chile, ascending rapidly through mountain passes to the Bolivian border crossing. A couple of hours later, we were herded off the bus to pick up our packs that had been swiftly removed from the bowels of … More Photo Essay: Bolivia