I’ve taken thousands and thousands of photos these past 16 months but have been distilling them down to my favourites. These 100 represent some of the highlights from my trip. It’s crazy to look back and see where it all started!
I remember years ago, a mate of mine sent me a text when I moved to London for a work stint. It went something like: ‘your eyes are going to be blown wide open’. And they were. Now, almost a decade later and dozens more countries under my belt, I feel this needs to be refined further to include the people you’ll meet- they will change you too.
There have been a couple of overwhelming themes I’ve experienced in the past 16 months, but none as powerful as the fear that us humans are ruining the planet at an alarming rate. That being said, there are some places that are yet to be overwhelmed by this virus.
The last week has been devoted to 2 major South American cities: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio. Both have been bloody fantastic, yet are so different to one another. It’s been an interesting and surreal time, especially as my trip is quickly drawing to a close.
After saying goodbye to Chile, I crossed the land border into Argentinian Patagonia and began looking for some incredible mountains to explore. Like its Chilean counterpart, Argentina’s share of Patagonia is just as remarkable!
I’ve just completed my last trek of this trip and wanted to share my top 7 with you (I wanted to go with 5, but I couldn’t decide which 2 to cut!). It’s a dynamic list which no doubt will change as I do more and more treks but some of these will be tough to beat!
In the spirit of making lists, I thought I’d put together the 5 biggest frustrations I’ve encountered and continue to encounter whilst backpacking. Whilst most of this is tongue in cheek, there is an undeniable element of truth in these 5 points and I’m sure many backpackers will agree.
Torres Del Paine – easily one of the most extreme and erratic treks I’ve done. Unlike many other treks, this one condenses some phenomenal sites into 5 incredible days. This post is a photoblog but at the end of it, I’ve included some practical info that may help you as the information out there is a bit sketchy!
I have never felt as isolated from the rest of the world as I have on Easter Island. This adds to the mystery of the Rapa Nui people and how the hell they got here in the first place. It’s a beautiful sort of isolation – a small town feel and an overarching sense of mystery – I love it!