The summer holidays are almost over; the back to school adverts are filling me with dread or excitement for my NQT year – not sure which one. I’m up during the early hours of the morning due to jet lag from a 6 hour time difference and I can’t help but feel like I was travelling for so long but not long enough.
I backpacked South East Asia last year which was a blast. South America was incredible in its own right but this time we were tired – tired from a stressful year at work and not our final year of uni. After five years and lots of travel together, a beach holiday is now the top of our list. Something we have never done. I love active holidays but maybe staying in one place for a week or so may be nice and relaxing. Somewhere warm too! No regrets though.
It’s difficult to pin-point which was my favourite country/place that we visited on this trip. It was all so different. There are so many funny stories too.
Surprisingly, things went a lot smoother than I could have hoped; to be able to communicate with everyone in Spanish helped so much and there were so many travellers speaking French and Portuguese to talk to. J. said my language skills came in useful for this trip 😌.
I hope you enjoy the South America Series. Starting in Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱 we made our way up to the Atacama Desert, through Bolivia 🇧🇴 and the salt flats, Sucre, La Paz and Copacabana, across to Cuzco and Aguas Calientes in Peru 🇵🇪 before we finished in Lima. A lot of ground was covered in only three weeks but we felt we had enough time in each place.