Colombia for so long was the international troubled kid who no-one wanted to play with, in the last couple of decades it has performed a startling turnaround, from drug and murder capital of the planet to a welcoming and traveller friendly new-world economy….Posted on: September 29th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
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Chile is a long, narrow sliver of land filled located right at the edge of the South American continent. Unlike some other countries in South America, it’s relatively affluent and non-corrupt, and bar a couple of blips, boasts a long tradition of political stability. Travelling here….Posted on: September 15th in Beautiful Places, South America by Emma Clair Kelly.
At the end of last year we were lucky enough to be invited to explore Ecuador with Metropoliatan Touring South America, starting in their vibrant capital Quito and ending in a three day cruise in the incredible Galapagos Islands it really was a trip of lifetime. In the middle was a trip to the Mashpi Ecuador Lodge a beautifully designed luxury eco lodge…..Posted on: September 3rd in South America by Becky Padmore.
Few places strike excitement into the heart of the intrepid explorer like Peru does. It features heavily on nearly everyone’s bucket list and is consistently pigeon-holed into the category of holidays known elusively as ‘the trip of a lifetime!’ But what makes it so alluring….Posted on: June 12th in South America by Emma Clair Kelly.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, this Central American nation is gaining increasing popularity as a travel destination probably due to its dramatically beautiful scenery. It’s sometimes known as ‘Land of Lakes and Volcanoes’ …Posted on: June 9th in South America by Becky Padmore.
Residing around 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, and slap-bang on the equator, this cluster of islands each has its own unique atmosphere, extraordinary landscape and unrivalled wildlife. This is a place where you can be face-to-face with more curiously fearless animals….Posted on: April 16th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Although its been long been a mecca for adventurous types, for many years South America’s southern frontier remained firmly off the average tourist’s radar. Slowly but surely this is subtly changing – word is starting to get out about just how incredible this place is. An untamed wilderness of vast extremes, it has few equals in the world…Posted on: January 20th in South America by Becky Padmore.
Half a year ago Brazil was booming, everyone wanted to be there. The mood was on top and the party was never ending (at least until that game against Germany). Yes, I am talking about the world cup but even before the famous sports event, the country is often associated with football. Having spent quite a bit of time there…Posted on: January 6th in Beautiful Places, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
we spent two full days at the first part of the trip exploring the city, adjusting to both to the city’s altitude and surprisingly slow pace of life. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, Quito is officially the capital city in the world and after landing slightly bewildered…Posted on: December 12th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by Becky Padmore.