Category Archives: South America

Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro

As the ground moves further and further away, the Christ Redeemer statues appears in all its towering glory, the bay comes into view and the blue of the Atlantic ocean glistens in the distance. I travel higher listening to the sound of people conversing in a language I can barely comprehend, passing colourful, shanty buildings… Continue Reading…

Dancing With The Rapa Nui, Easter Island

I couldn’t come to Easter Island without experiencing some true Rapa Nui culture. After spending two days exploring the island with my Easter Island Travel guide, I was ready for some traditional dancing. Where better to enjoy some traditional dancing than at Tera’ai – an authentic gastronomy and Rapa Nui experience based on the island’s… Continue Reading…

Mano a Mano – Experiencing Life as a Street Vendor

Postres, brownies, alfajores, un sol, un sol, un sol,” I shout as I push a brightly coloured bike along a dusty road. I had been walking along the streets of Peru for over two hours, expertly manoeuvring our ‘shop’ for the day. A small French patisserie with home-baked produce that I had helped to prepare…. Continue Reading…