Friendly Arequipa & Wild La Paz

As we arrived in Lima airport with a 10 hour wait till our Arequipa connection, I decided this would be an ideal time to converse with Aisling about the Scottish and Northern Irish girls who had been arrested for drug smuggling at the very same airport. No sooner had the words left my lips that…

Taxi Troubles in Quito

After around 6 hours we made it to Quito bus station. The journey had been relatively uneventful, allowing us to take in our new surroundings and to watch the Spanish language movie, complete with Spanish subtitles, that was being played on the bus. Hopefully our high level of engagement with the movie was a sign…

Border crossing: Colombia to Ecuador

Salento to Cali Sadly our time in Colombia was coming to an end, and with an impending start date for volunteer work in La Paz, we had a lot of ground to make up to get that far south. Direct air travel was out of the question as any flights from Colombia or Ecuador to…