It’s rude to stare. But is it racist?

It’s rude to stare. But is it racist?

“Fuck off home you nigger” The sentence chilled me. Time slowed down as I processed the words that had just been spat in my direction, outside a football ground in the north of England. Despite it happening over ten years ago I remember it vividly. It made...
Is travelling making me angry?

Is travelling making me angry?

I’m generally a very level headed, calm and easy going person. My mum used to say that if I was any more laid back I’d be horizontal. When we set off on our travels, friends and family kept telling us that it would change us, and I guess that’s one...
7 Reasons Why We Loved La Paz

7 Reasons Why We Loved La Paz

Before we arrived in Bolivia we were a little bit uneasy as we had read that La Paz was one of the most dangerous cities in the world and a little bit uninspired because various people we’d met had plenty of bad things to say about it. Most concerning for us was...
Machu Picchu: An Ugly Underbelly

Machu Picchu: An Ugly Underbelly

Let me start by saying that hiking the Inca trail and visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu was, for me, the realisation of a dream that I had held from a very young age. Walking along the 45km of hand laid stone path built high into the mountains, culminating in...
“Someone just p*ssed on my foot”

“Someone just p*ssed on my foot”

In the UK, there aren’t many people that consider taking a coach when travelling from city to city. We have a fantastic (although pricey) train network and generally when you weigh up the time benefits vs cost, train wins over coach. In South America coach...