Category Archives: Ecuador

One of my greatest travel pleasures is visiting the world’s mountain ranges. Sadly, whilst I love trekking, my body seems to completely break down at around 5,000m above sea level where to date I’ve managed three fairly serious bouts of acute mountain sickness, one which could easily have cost me my life! My first experience Read More →

After the ‘Capture the Colour‘ photo competition, there is a brand new competition open for bloggers that I am excited to take part in. Southern Cross Travel Insurance have just started their ‘What does adventure mean to you?’ competition. They would like to know from bloggers what adventure means to them and all you need Read More →

I was happily enjoying the stunning views at 5000m altitude after climbing the majestic volcano Cotopaxi, when all of the sudden I started to feel very nauseous and dizzy. It came out of the blue, but I was feeling so bad that I knew I had the first symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). That Read More →

On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some past travels before I started this blog. Follow at #FlashbackFri. Weird birds with blue feet, giant tortoises, dragons and menacing sharks – No, I am not talking about a mystical world. I am talking about a place that actually exists on earth. To be precise 926km west Read More →

The lovely Jessica from Ways of Wanderess recently tagged me in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour Contest 2013, which challenges bloggers to feature 5 photos that best capture the colours of red, green, yellow, blue and white. You can find more information on how to enter the Capture the Colour competition here. So here are my entries: Read More →

On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some previous travels and travel mishaps before I started this blog. Follow at #FlashbackFri. When we visited Ecuador a few years ago we also visited the amazing Quilotoa, a crater lake and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. After a bumpy ride in the boot of Read More →

On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some of my past travels and travel mishaps before I started this blog: Follow at #FlashbackFri “You wanna buy something lady???” – “You want a tuk tuk lady?” – “You want to go on a tour?” – I lost count how many times I have heard these questions Read More →

On Flashback Fridays I reflect back on some of my past travels and travel mishaps before I started this blog (follow on #FlashbackFri): A few years ago I did an Amazon Jungle Tour in Ecuador where I was trying to fulfill my dream of being an explorer. In true explorer fashion we embarked on a trip to Read More →