Summiting Volcan Villarrica

LavaBurstWhen, over breakfast at our hostel in Valparaiso, a young couple told us of a climbable active volcano in Pucón near the Chile-Argentina border we knew we had to go. Pucón, a hub for adventurous travellers, offers opportunities to hike, white-water raft, ski and snowboard. Its most famous attraction, however, has to be Volcan Villarrica which allows those hardy enough to reach the top a glance at a bubbling lava lake deep within its crater. Continue reading

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South America: Bus and Air Travel

chaltenBusIf you are planning to travel South America on a shoestring then you should expect to spend a good few hundred hours on buses. This is a big old continent and some overnight bus journeys can last well over twenty hours. Obviously trips like this aren’t a lot of fun at times, so read on to find out what to expect when using buses in South America. Also includes a small section on air travel. Continue reading

My Food and Drink Guide to South America

chorrillanaLet’s be honest, you don’t go to South America for its culinary delights and, once you return home, it’s unlikely you’ll go out of your way to find a Peruvian restaurant near your home. That said, there are a few dishes and snacks that are worth keeping an eye out for if you do decide on a lap of the continent. On the other hand, each country has their own unique beverages which are well worth trying. In this blog I’ve listed a few of my favourites foods and drinks from my recent South American trip. Continue reading