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Six Days for $900: Doing the Galapagos on a Budget

“How cheap can we really be in the Galapagos?!” Sherri’s voice carried quickly in the early morning air, as a mother walking her son to school looked back over her shoulder at us. Along the road, cars filled with diving gear and men in board shorts passed by. We were waiting for our tour guide to […]

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Crossing the Ecuador-Peru Border on Foot: the Longest 100km of My Life

How to leave Ecuador and barely enter Peru I looked out, bleary eyed, from the folds of sarong wrapped around my head. I’d spent the last half hour trying to fall asleep, but the combination of the Pan-American Highway’s ever present road bumps and a bus with zero suspension were doing their utmost to stop […]

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Dogs, Mozzies and Celebrity Siblings

Eyes bright. Fingers tensed. Adrenaline surging through a myriad of veins. “NO! Go away! Get out of here!” I swung my bag violently in mid air, my breathing thick and fast, squinting through the drizzling rain. It was 6.30am. The streets of Pai had only just seen the dawn. And I was locked in a […]

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The Other Side of India – or ‘Why I Had to Buy a Pair of Jeans During the Indian Summer’

I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I look at India. And, by extension, the way that India looks at me. For the last two months, I’ve seen fleeting glimpses of a vast amount of India, whether sitting on buses, sleeping on trains, or fearing for my life in leaking boats and terrifying tuktuks. Many […]

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