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From Santiago, With Love.
Santiago was an amazing place to be reunited with friend and family after 15 years. I didn't fall in love with it though. It is however a very cool place to visit.

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4 Days, 3 Nights, and a 49km Hike on The Inca Trail.
It has to be at the top of any South America bucket list, (not that I have a bucket list). It's a tough climb! But absolutely worth it. Especially for the bragging rights.

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We made it! Machu Picchu

Top Tips for the Inca Trail.
If you opt to do the 4 day Inca Trail rather than taking the train, here a couple of things you will want to know before you set off.

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It's Not Homophobia! It's Protecting Our Children.
How do you write a culturally sensitive post when you walk into the middle of an anti-government, anti-equality, homophobic protest?

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Escape from Uyuni, and a Three Day Salt Flat Tour.
The tour of the Salar was like visiting a different planet and an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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Bolivia by Bus

Bolivia By Bus.
You have been warned: Buses in Bolivia are awful. Dead llamas, cockroaches, and that's if they turn up at all! It really, REALLY is worth it though. 

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Roughing It In Patagonia.
A week camping in Patagonia with little more than a sleeping bag and a tent, I have come to realise that I'm not quite the city girl I once thought I was. I do need to be better prepared next time though..

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The Liebster Award.
So what feels like forever ago, I receive an email from Hilda-Jo Williams saying that she had nominated me for a Liebster Award! You can read my answers to her questions, and see my nominees.

 

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My Heart, and Valparaíso.
Endless cobbled streets, amazing street art, sunsets, and a famous poets house. It was so easy to fall in love with Chile's psychedelic city. I was only there for three days but I never wanted to leave.

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What Is On Your Bucket List? (If you have one)

What Is On Your Bucket List? (If you have one)
There are things that I hope to achieve in the next few years, but I really hope I live much longer than that. I've never really had a bucket list, but I done some pretty cool things that would have been on my list had I ever made one.

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Chilean Vineyard vs Chilean Wine

Chilean Vineyard vs Chilean Wine.
It turns out that working on a vineyard isn't as much fun as you would think, but between the earthquakes, bird eating spiders and slave labour, you do get access to some pretty decent wine!

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5 Ways To Meet People As A Solo Traveller

5 Ways to Meet People as a Solo Traveller.
I have travelled on my own for almost a year, and there are so many easy ways to meet people while you're on the road. Read my top 5, tried and tested ways to meet people when I travel solo.

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Street Art and Unpronounceable Parks. São Paulo, Part 2.

Street Art and Unpronouncable Parks.
São Paulo, Part 2. Parks with fifteen syllable names, amazing street art, and the gorgeous family I Couchsurfed with in São Paulo.

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There is Another Way of Looking at the World.

There is Another Way of Looking at the World.
A month in the mountains living on a spiritual sanctuary. Yoga, rebirthing, and my first, unforgettable Workaway experience.

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Skipping School and Singing Circles. São Paulo, Part 1.

Skipping School & Singing Circles.
São Paulo, Part 1. A Colombian home stay, a student who was more interested in X-box than English and, of course, I found myself some hippies to hang out with.

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Paraty, Brazil.

Paraty, Brazil.
Paraty really did speak to the residual hippie in me. Away from the hustle and bustle of Rio, I visited waterfalls, unspoiled beaches and found myself closer to nature than I had been in years.

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Goodbye Rio! Thank You for the Memories.
After two months living and working in Rio I can honestly say that I have fallen in L-O-V-E. I met some amazing people, had some incredible experiences and had more fun than I ever thought possible.

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Rio Olympics 2016.
A city really does show you the best side of itself when it is on the world stage and during the Olympics Rio did just that. London 2012, Rio 2016... don't worry, I have my sights set on Tokyo 2020.

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A weekend in Rio

Right Here, Right Now.
When was the last time you were exactly where you were meant to be, doing exactly what your were suppose to be doing? In the summer of 2016 the answer to this question for me was right here, right now.

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What Makes a Good Travel Buddy?
There is so much to look forward to when you are planning a trip, so don't get stuck travelling with the wrong person! Here are a few things to think about before you book.

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The Greatest Place on Earth.
As the title suggests, Glastonbury Festival is the best place ever. And there is no amount of mud that will ever make me say any different, ESPECIALLY when I end up on the front of the NME.

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I am a BIG Fan of the Post-It Note.
As I was packing up my flat to start of my next adventure I reflected and mused on the things I'll miss about life in London whilst trying my very best not to die of nostalgia.

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The Countdown - It's Official!
The flights are booked, my notice has been handed in, I've told anyone who will listen about my plans, the day is almost here, and now I'm bricking it!

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10 Things to Think About Before Your Next Trip.
I L-O-V-E a list. This is a good list, and one that has helped me as I plan my travels. Travel insurance, guide books its all there. Let me know what I've missed.

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San Francisco, October 2015

Toss a Coin, Roll the Dice.
On my first solo trip for a while I decided that I wanted to travel more. Much more. I left my decision in the hands of fate and tossed a coin and rolled a dice to decide where I would go, and for how long...

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The famous Pontefract Cakes.

Home is Where the Start is.
My first ever blog post and a tribute to my home town. I leave it here partly for nostalgic reasons, but also because no matter how far I go, I always want to remember how far I've come.

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Thank you for visiting Recovering Hippie.
I hope you like what you find!

I would love you to get in touch and tell me your stories, I am always looking for inspiration.

Lots and LOTS of L-O-V-E!

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