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Howe to: 10 ways of dealing with grief when travelling

Howe to: 10 ways of dealing with grief when travelling

While you’re away travelling, you might experience dealing with grief at some point. It might be from a good friend breaking up with a long term boyfriend you were close to. Or your friend at home didn’t get the job they worked hard for. You…

Pedra da Gavea hike: Is this the best view of Rio de Janeiro?

Pedra da Gavea hike: Is this the best view of Rio de Janeiro?

For someone who is not normally much of a hiker in England, I have found myself on many a treks in the last 7 months of travelling. Much to the dismay of my travel buddy Hannah, as we planned our next hike up one of…

Howe to: Find the legend of ‘El Dorado’

Howe to: Find the legend of ‘El Dorado’

Laguna de Guatavita is one of the most mystical places I visited in Colombia. It is one of many things to do when staying in Bogotá. The lagoon is full of legends and tales of a hugely complex confederation. The Muisca people were one of…

Muisca people of Laguna de Guatavita

Muisca people of Laguna de Guatavita

The Muisca people formed one of the biggest confederations in South America. The organisation was split into two between the north and south of the Colombian Andean region. But it was the rituals of ‘El Dorado’ at Laguna de Guatavita that the Muisca people became most…

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Another incredible place to visit outside of Bogotá is el catedral de sal de Zipaquirá – the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. This beautiful and sacred cathedral lies 180 metres underground. To create the cathedral they first had to extract 250,00 tonnes of salt rock. It was…

5 of the best museums in Bogotá

5 of the best museums in Bogotá

I’ve given you the 10 best ways to spend 2 weeks in Bogotá and as promised in this blog, I give you the best museums in Bogotá to visit on those bitterly cold days. 1) Museo Nacional de Colombia This impressive museum is the biggest and…

10 ways to spend two weeks in Bogotá

10 ways to spend two weeks in Bogotá

Maybe Bogotá isn’t the first destination on your list of places to visit when you come to Colombia. You might think one night is enough before you catch a night bus to Cali or Salento. However, if you’re interested in powerful political street art, love…

10 Things you need to know before travelling to Lençóis Maranhenses in Brazil

10 Things you need to know before travelling to Lençóis Maranhenses in Brazil

Have you seen those incredible turquoise blue lagoons in the heart of a desert? Maybe you’ve seen them on Instagram or in travel videos on Youtube. Ever wondered where they are? You can find these in the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the north of Brazil.…

How to explore the Brazilian Pantanal

How to explore the Brazilian Pantanal

What you need to know about the Brazilian Pantanal This is Brazil’s best kept secret. The Brazilian Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in South America. The majority of the Pantanal is found in the central-western part…

The top 10 things to do in Rio de Janeiro not everybody knows about

The top 10 things to do in Rio de Janeiro not everybody knows about

There are an unlimited amount of things to do in Rio de Janeiro. You can easily spend 10 days or more exploring the city and its surroundings and still not have done everything. Here are my top 10 things to do in Rio de Janeiro…