No longer a wannabe London Cycle guide…

They gave me a tour group to take out; they didn’t even really properly test me on my ability to resent facts and figures to people; let alone if those facts and figures were correct.
They were letting me loose onto London’s tourists…

I almost fell into the Regents Canal…

We took to the streets of London on the London hire bikes aka Boris Bikes / BoJo Bikes; previously Barclays Bikes and now Santander Bikes – bloomin heck this is complicated.  I knew the direction where I wanted to get to and knew how to get there except I didn’t really. We started our journey…

Daylight robbery at Lake Atitlan

We were staying at The Hummingbird Hostel in Tzununa on Lake Atitlan, run by the lovely Katie.  Erring on commune style with volunteers there to help out and guests. Laid back and friendly we immediately felt at home and hung out for dinner and drinks. The next day I was up bright and early to…

Going to Mexico? Add Oaxaca to the list

Oaxaca City is a UNESCO-listed colonial city located in a picturesque valley within the Sierra Madre mountain range in southern Mexico. The area has been inhabited since very ancient times and was the cradle of the Zapotec civilization.  With its ancient sites, colonial period architecture, numerous indigenous markets and handicraft villages, Oaxaca offers a multitude…

Salento highlights

Salento is a small pretty town in the Quido region of Colombia in the Zona Cafeteria region that has local and foreign visitors descend on it. What is it’s appeal?

Colombia, coffee and chocolate…

Back on the road alone again, my lovely polish tour mate had left me in a hurry as she was notified that her flight 90 minutes later to Bogota had been cancelled.  She needed that flight to ensure that she got her connecting flight to Europe.  Welcome to Colombia where they cancel flights when they…

Waterfalls and trekking around Sucre, Bolivia 

I came across Condor Trekkers whilst I was looking for an lunch place to go as the run a vegetarian cafe as well which was packed with backpackers and locals alike. On further investigation I found that they also organised tours within the local area too. Both businesses were being run as “not for profit” with…

Hitting the heights of Bolivia

We were back on our Bolivia Hop bus for a long day ahead. Collected at 0830 we headed for the Bolivian border on our comfy bus. For the first time ever I got to see the movie The Hangover, after all those times in  Vegas I had never seen it. 2.5 hour drive around lake…