Why people get pierced in South America


It´s impossible to leave South America without having some metal put into your skin. This blog post will answer why.

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The Jungle Diaries: Week 3


Biton and me howling

Hola from Bolivia!

Before my volunteering experience is over I thought I´d run through what a typical day is like in the shoes of an unqualified zoo keeper. Here goes:

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The Jungle Diaries: Week 2


The number of mosquitos sure hasn´t declined but the fun and rain have doubled. Continue reading

The Jungle Diaries: Week 1


Hola Amigos!

I am in the middle of Bolivia volunteering at an animal sanctuary. It´s going well, the toughest part is making friends with the humans! Haha.

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How to survive any hike


Recently I hiked over 5,000 metres to the snow line of Nevado del Tolima in Colombia. Before that I spent 5 days trekking to and from Colombia’s Lost City. And before that I completed my longest trek to date – a 6 day hike up and down Mount Roraima in Venezuela.

This recent bout of hiking brought back memories from when I used to hike as a teenager. 10 years ago I used to regularly go hiking with Girl Guiding UK. I hiked at different difficulty levels and in different countries including; England, Switzerland, USA, Australia and Thailand.

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Border crossing: Ipiales to Tulcan

Bridge from Colombia to Ecuador

Bridge from Colombia to Ecuador

On Friday 10th October 2014 I left Colombia and entered Ecuador. In this blog post I describe the journey from Ipiales to Quito, including stops at Las Lajas and Tulcan.

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Top 10 free things to do in Bogota, Colombia


In September 2014 I spent two weeks in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. Below is a list of my favourite things to do in Bogota. Halfway through writing the list I realised all the activities were free. #Bonus Enjoy!

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