liar's guide to south america

Book Review: The Liar’s Guide to South America, by Mike Delwiche

I’ve done a few book reviews on here before, but only books related to travel, as funny enough these types of books are the ones I most enjoy, being an avid traveller. I love reading books on trains, planes, buses etc. and at airports and bus stations. This time it’s a novel by Michael Delwiche Read more about Book Review: The Liar’s Guide to South America, by Mike Delwiche[…]

Jonny Blair in downtown Sao Paulo in Brazil - a lifestyle of travel

Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!!

Is this a new series called “Random Rants”? Not sure, I haven’t decided yet! I’m not even sure if this is a rant or not, just a post about how travel has changed my opinion on something…When I first started travelling, I did all the usual typical stuff, you know…visit the popular sights in each Read more about Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!![…]

Dont stop living a lifestyle of travel - toilet roll is a travel essential!

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Toilet Roll

OK so you might have read my shocking story about doing a sh1t on a broccoli field. Or you might have been repulsed by it and deliberately avoided it – but when nature calls there isn’t a great deal we can do about it. That’s why today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials has to be on toilet Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Toilet Roll[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World!

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to actually write about my trip to the Wild Rover in La Paz, Bolivia, also known as the world’s highest Irish Pub. And it’s official. I have also been to Paddy Flaherty’s in Cuzco which claims to be the highest (and many others in Peru and Bolivia do), Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World![…]

Jonny Blair flying the Northern Ireland flag at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt

Hot, high up, salty, deserted, isolated but awe inspiring is how I would describe our arrival on the Uyuni Salt Plains – known as Salar de Uyuni. The town of Uyuni was left far behind, as was Cementario Des Trens and  Colchani Salt Village. We were now in a wilderness high high up in south Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt[…]

Don't Stop Living in Colchani Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni – Part 3 – Colchani: Salt Extracting Town

After the impressive “train cemetery” (Cementario des Trens), the next stop on the Salar de Uyuni tour was at Colchani. It’s a very tiny village of only a few streets and a few low buildings, but it’s significant… For SALT!! Yes, here, in Colchani on the edge of the Salar De Uyuni salt plains is Read more about Salar De Uyuni – Part 3 – Colchani: Salt Extracting Town[…]

Jonny Blair on a nightbus from La Paz to Potosi in Bolivia

Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro

Leaving La Paz had already involved a bit of mayhem, but now I was on the correct bus and relaxed as the world’s highest capital city faded out of view, at least until later on that week when I returned to La Paz.   My bus by Trans Copacabana was excellent. And as usual, loads Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro[…]

The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!!

I arrived sometime after 6 am at Ezeiza Airport on the edge of Buenos Aires. I was meant to fly from the city’s other airport, Jorge Newberry, used for internal flights (which mine was) but it was conveniently shut. But I had at least got to the correct airport, handed in my flight baggage and Read more about The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!![…]