So you’re considering taking a year out and seeing the world. There’s a lot to do and see out there, so what’s the next step?
Well, why not have a look at some of our suggestions to get the ball rolling; then shop around to see who offers cheap flight tickets to your dream destination. Always remember to ensure you have a ‘Work Permit’ if you think you’ll need to work. And if you’re travelling with your friends, don’t forget your head-phones for a bit of peace and quiet?
When planning a round the world trip, or any trip in fact it can be easy to get carried away with all the exciting bits, and forget about the more boring tasks. One of these is travel insurance, and unfortunately this is something you don’t want to forget, and here’s why:
Now that our round the world adventure is finished, and summer is fast approaching, the travel bug is kicking back in and I am frantically looking for new places to visit. With this in mind Thailand is high up the list, and here’s why!
A quick Google for “Travel Blogs” will result in a huge number of results! There are loads out there, and its nice to know that you’re in good company company while traveling. During our planning phase and in my spare time I read a lot of these blogs, and those below are some of my favourites that should help give you ideas for more exciting holidays and trips.
After the colder climbs and mines of Potosi, we looked for a place at lower altitude and the next logical place seemed to be Cochabamba. Cochabamba is most well known for its gigantic market, but is also home to a Christ statue that exceeds the height of Rio’s!
After a great first day on the Inca Jungle Trail we were looking very forward to the remaining three days! We had two long treks ahead of us, and then of course, the world famous Machu Picchu. Read on to find out about the treks on day two and three and our thoughts on the Reserve Cusco Agency.
Our next location on the round the world travels was the worlds highest city, Potosi, at 4100m above sea level. Our time in Potosi coincided with the Carnival as did it in Sucre and Cochabamba which meant that some of the more touristy attractions were closed, but we did get to experience more of Bolivian Carnival as well as being able to see Potosi’s fantastic and fascinating silver mines.
After six days north of Auckland and being in the hospital for Jozef’s finger (soon the cause will be revealed) we ventured down to Rotorua to organise some White Water Rafting. We looked around at the different companies but soon chose Raftabout because they offered the best prices looked enthusiastic, and they were the most professional looking company. A fantastic wet, wild and wicked day of adventure followed.
While Arthur and Jozef were in Valparaiso I spent a fantastic day scuba diving in a small town further south called Quintay with an amazing Spanish and English speaking company called Austral divers. I made two dives with them from their dive centre at Quintay bay over about half a day and had one of the best dives I have had in my life.
Relaxing in Bolivia’s “official” Capital during the brass bands and water fights of Carnival, seeing its picturesque Cathedral, eating at Cafe Gourmet Mirador overlooking the whole city twice, testing our cooking ability and realising that drinking at altitude is not an easy thing to overcome.