5 Cool Things to do in Valparaiso

5 Cool Things to do in Valparaiso

To say that this place is trendy would be doing it a disservice – Valparaiso oozes cool through the cracks of its graffiti covered pavement. It’s got it’s own unique vibe, almost the antithesis of what we experienced in Chile’s more serious capital Santiago. The...
Is it Safe to Travel in South America?

Is it Safe to Travel in South America?

This is by far one of the most frequent questions that we get asked about travelling. We receive regular messages online and when people we meet find out we spent 6 months travelling from Argentina to Colombia taking in every country in between, it’s usually the...
7 South American Countries, 142 Days, £33 Per Day

7 South American Countries, 142 Days, £33 Per Day

Let’s talk money! Since we left the UK the planner and organiser in me has been dutifully recording every penny that we have spent. To do this I use an App on my iPhone called ‘Trail Wallet’. It’s super easy to use as you can categorise each...
That time I ripped up our Chilean Visas!

That time I ripped up our Chilean Visas!

• Two days before the most stressful day of travelling yet: J and his mate! 7:00pm: We were sat on a bench in Valparaiso, Chile with plenty of time waiting for our 25 hour bus journey to San Pedro de Atacama to start. J handed me some papers and said ‘we...
A Slice of Chile!

A Slice of Chile!

Valparaiso (Valpo for short) is hilly, colourful, artsy, bohemian and above all interesting. It has a rich history, having been the wealthiest port in South America as a result of being the stop off point for Europeans on their way to seek their fortune in the...