The New York Bagel: How, What, Where, Why

When you sit down to eat your bagel, it’s like unwrapping a tiny present excessively hidden under many layers. You firstly open a large plastic bag, then remove a second smaller paper bag. Inside the paper bag you’ll find a bagel, but it’s usually double wrapped. Finally, it’s there, so much satisfaction fighting through all…

America’s Finest – Lunch at Eleven Madison Park

Expectations can certainly be a killer. I chose to turn a blind eye and not run wild on the Internet to eliminate any potential spoilage. This seemed like a reasonable thing to do at the time, however knowing this restaurant is rated 5th best in the world creates expectations in itself. After a stressful few days…

6 Colombian foods you need to try!

1. Coffee Often regarded as some of the highest quality coffee in the world, this one is a no brainer. And there are so many good places to get it. We found the area of ‘Zona G’ (‘G’ standing for gastronomica) in Bogota to have a really cool café vibe where you can sample some…

A Colombian Adventure: Fishing in the Caribbean

The Caribbean coast of Colombia offers many pleasures the rest of the country simply can’t. One of my favourite’s is the constant availability of fresh fish. There’s something so special about eating a freshly caught fish on a picturesque beach – you can’t compare it with any other dining setting. One way to heighten the…

Doing it on your own: Trekking in Bolivia

There’s a certain type of traveller that thrives to create adventures on their own. They smirk at the thought of organised tours and package deals. They feel smug whenever they walk past an oversized group of tourists eating mundane tourist friendly meals at the tourist specific restaurants. They don’t mind using up hours of their…

A trip to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

The journey is often just as impressive as the destination. That’s how it feels lounging in my colourful hammock drifting along Rio Hullaga in the Northern Peruvian Amazon. It’s not actually a picture of tranquility; yes I have slept through most of the journey, but my hammock it tied to a big, old, rusty cargo…

Santa Cruz Trek Unguided

We came to Huaraz for 3 reasons. To hike Santa Cruz, the most popular trail of the nearby Cordillera Blanca, to recover our tired legs with a few ales at Sierra Andina brewery, and to eat a mean curry after a 9-month curry hiatus. The curry was amazing. Head to Chilli Heaven for a huge…

The Blue Rate – Not Quite the Blessing it Might Seem

It might seem like a traveller’s dream hearing that you can almost double your money when travelling in Argentina, but we now know it can be quite the opposite… Basically Argentina has a huge inflation problem – it officially runs at 20%, however in reality it’s somewhere around the 40% range. (i.e. you can’t trust…

A Foreigner’s Guide to Buying and Selling a Car in Chile

When we arrived to the mystic north of Chile (San Pedro de Atacama) we quickly became obsessed with the idea of buying a car and driving it all the way to The End of The World (Ushuaia). We were travelling with a couple of close friends from Australia at the time and thought it would…

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