yellow fever certificate essential for Africa

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Yellow Fever Certificate

A Yellow Fever Certificate is not just essential, but compulsory in some countries. You need to get one before heading off on any kind of adventurous travel. You’ll be asked for your Yellow Fever Certificate at some airports and a few land border crossings. Don’t take any risks. Get your Yellow Fever Injection before you Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Yellow Fever Certificate[…]

Empanadas in Uruguay

Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas

I loved Uruguay and it will always rank high with me in my list of countries I’ve been to. I liked it so much I stayed there, studying Spanish and living with a local family (the wonderful Perla ). I stayed in the Parque Rodo district in Montevideo. However it wasn’t the relaxed, flambouyant Uruguayan capital Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Argentinian Steak in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today’s featured food comes from Argentina. Is the famous Argentinian beef all it cracked up to be? Well when I was in Buenos Aires I just had to try a decent steak meal. Rather than buy one from a shop and cook it, I headed out with a travel buddy to a decent restaurant near Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Argentinian Steak in Buenos Aires, Argentina[…]

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[…]

Parramatta To Paramaribo

Seriously ask me 3 years ago if I had heard of either Parramatta or Paramaribo, and I would probably have said “no”. Life is a journey and I ended up in both, becoming quite attached to the former and inspired by the latter. So where are they and what are they? Cities is the obvious Read more about Parramatta To Paramaribo[…]

Backpacking in Colombia: A Stop in Sopo

Sopo in Colombia (north east of Bogota) will hardly be remembered as a famous historic site or place of interest in backpackers guides to the world. However I will remember it. Bland, poky and basic, it was from this town that I said my farewells to my Colombian hosts Julio, Paula and Claudia. On my Read more about Backpacking in Colombia: A Stop in Sopo[…]

Backpacking in Colombia: Gorgeous Guatavita

Guatavita – a popular tourist town north east of Bogota is famous for its colonial buildings and its lake which may well have been a former volcano crater – and a big one at that. I went there with Julio Felipe, his Mum Claudia and his sister Paula. It was a hot day. I wore Read more about Backpacking in Colombia: Gorgeous Guatavita[…]

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