Welcome to my blog
I'm happy you found me.
This blog contains short stories and photography documenting my budget adventures while backpacking around South and Central America.
If you are considering travelling in Latin America but you are not sure where to visit, or not sure if you can or want to go, this site might be for you.
My journeys from Mexico to Argentina, from Guatemala to Colombia were undertaken with tight purse strings. I stayed in affordable accommodation to enable me to visit more sights. I travelled with the intention of sticking my neck out and not holding back, and I want to show you how you can do the same.
Latin American Travel Blog was borne of the combination of my extensive travelling in this fantastic region, and a general desire to share about how great and varied it is. It contains some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, as well as an intriguing blend of cultures, foods and languages.
The travel stories on this site will appeal mostly to independent backpackers on a budget, and those people who are happy and willing to go off the beaten track. Packaged holidays can be so overpriced. Doing everything yourself can potentially be stressful, but it is ultimately far more rewarding.
Feel free to write to me and give me some feedback. If there is any way you think I can improve this site then please let me know.
If you are incredibly indecisive or unsure where to start, to help get you stuck in, here are a few varied selections from the site:
- The Inca Trail - A Journey to Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca Trail is one of the most popular trips in South America, and is also one of the few things you need to book well in advance due to the limited numbers of tourists permitted each day.
- Hiking to the Lost City, Colombia
You realise when you find La Ciudad Perdida just why it went undiscovered to the outside world for so long.
- Cycling the Death Road, Bolivia
The North Yungas Road gave me quite a scare, but it became one of the highlights of a trip to Bolivia.
- The Galapagos Islands On A Budget
The fascinating islands that helped Charles Darwin make his evolutionary discovery. I made it here much cheaper than expected.
- Rural Ecuador - Trekking the Quilatoa Loop
Witness indigenous people going about their lives as you make the journey through tiny villages to the epic crater lake of the dormant Quilotoa volcano.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a random photograph:
This is a Peruvian Hairless Dog, which can be traced back to pre-Incan cultures in Peru. I met this guy at theHuaca Pucllana ruins in the city of Lima.
I've listed ten interesting things that I noticed repeatedly throughout Latin America.The 10 Most Common Things in Latin America. Other recent Latin American travel updates are listed below: