This is a quick snippet of the unique travel encounters you can experience in Colombia, a country which exceeded all my expectations! Travelling solo for six weeks was one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences of my life. In this blog, I convey the sentiments I was feeling, as I was leaving Colombia.
When it comes to organising your own independent travel to visit Machu Picchu, you will want to buy your entrance tickets, ahead of time. Here I explain, in detail, instructions on how to book Machu Picchu entrance tickets online.
As the last of the snow melts and the landscape thaws, signs that Spring is here is evident with trees starting to come back to life, flowers start to spring up and basil plants are being sold at the supermarket. Yet, there are some other more subtle changes around Le Plateau that show that Spring is Sprung in Montreal.
Through my travels, I have had many challenges, yet nothing could prepare me for my first Canadian winter! Now as this ‘mild’ season draws to a close and spring is taunting us with the odd sunny day, I reflect on the advice given to me by locals and expats on living through the Montreal winter. The big debate is whether to activate or hibernate during the below freezing temperatures!
Arriving into Bariloche, Argentina, you could be mistaken for thinking that you’re flying into a European alpine destination. The region’s landscape is very similar to the EU, dense with cypress trees, mountains, lakes and quaint villages. I felt I had been transported from South America direct to Western Europe!
If you want an authentic travel experience in Siem Reap, seek out an excursion to a rural pagoda. Meet monks, get your fortune told and learn about Cambodian life and the Buddhist faith. This was my spiritual day in Siem Reap.
When planning my travel to Cambodia, I wasn’t sure about including the coastal town of Kep. But my FOMO got the better of me and I decided to spend two nights there. I’m so glad I did. Aside from enjoying some unique local sights, I discovered exotic, beautiful accommodation. A place where doing nothing was an absolute delight and leaving, was a really hard thing to do. I discovered that Kep is Cambodia’s best kept coastal secret.
There has always been something at the top of my ‘travel fantasy list’ – to stay on a remote island, in a cabin right on the beach. Waking up, within footsteps from clear, warm, aqua water. This dream came true at Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia. Finally, I had found as close as it comes, in today’s world, to paradise.