Bus stress in Argentina

So we basically had found days spare in Argentina and decided to make the most of it and do as everyone else does and head to the Iguazú Falls.  Booking a bus was easy enough actually. Diego, the guy who owned the Hostel Elefante Rosa where we stayed, was very helpful in giving us the…

Getting frisky in the Galapagos

  Apologies for the lack of update… A few days ago we arrived back from our 8 day long cruise around the North and South Galapagos islands. And it was AMAZEBALLS… We joined a G Adventures tour and met some wonderful (and some downright bizarre) people and saw some of the incredible flora and fauna…

The world’ s most annoying Christmas fountain

So for the past few nights here in Quito, there has been very loud cheesy Christmas music coming from somewhere outside our hostel. And it lasts for absolutely ages. Well, we finally found out what it was. Around the corner from Hostel Revolution, in Parque Alameda they have a Christmas themed music, lights and fountain…

Chicken gloves?

First day in Quito and so far so good. We had an early start for our Spanish lessons which are tough for us to say the least. Cat and I are definitely not natural linguists! So after 3 hours of torturous ramblings, pretending we could understand what our tutor was saying we managed to escape…

Up, Up and away!

So after spending the last few weeks frantically sewing and even more frantically packing and re-packing, it’s finally happened. I have embarked on my six month adventure around the world! We have spent the last 31 hours getting to our first destination… Quito, Ecuador! All in all, it ended up being a reasonably ordinary journey…