Author: Recovering Hippie

July 11, 2017 Recovering Hippie 1 comment

9 Tips for Hiking the Inca Tail. If you’re going to hike the Inca Trail there are a few things you will need to know, or will wish you had known before you set off. Make sure you pick the right time of year and check the weather forecast! We hiked the Inca Trail in March,…

May 20, 2017 Recovering Hippie 24 comments

We Are Under The Same Sky | Estamos Bajo El Mismo Cielo. I am back in Blighty. Good old Blightly! Nine months, six countries, a million laughs and countless memories later, the proverbial Blighty is pretty much how I remember it. It was never my plan to be away for so long, nor did I…

May 14, 2017 Recovering Hippie 14 comments

Between The Wars. Everything on my plate is beige, again. That’s five days now. I’ve come to realise that I am at greater risk of dying of malnutrition, than getting caught in the crossfire of one of the gangs that control the neighbourhoods. Like the vegetables, the guns here are well hidden. When I meet…

May 6, 2017 Recovering Hippie 20 comments

4 Days, 3 Nights and a 49km Hike on The Inca Trail.If you think the Inca Trail will be a walk in the park, think again. You are in for a bit of a (read HUGE) shock. It is nothing like a steady stroll. Yes, some parts are easier than others, but by the time…

April 29, 2017 Recovering Hippie 17 comments

From Santiago, With Love. When I visited Santiago for the first time I was reunited with one of my best friends, and some family members who I had not see for almost 15 years. 15 years was pretty much a lifetime, as my youngest cousin had not long turned 15 years old. The reunion with my…

March 4, 2017 Recovering Hippie 30 comments

It’s Not Homophobia! It’s Protecting Our Children. Today I almost lost my mind. How do you write a culturally sensitive post when what you are faced with shakes you to the very core of your being? It was like going back in time, but not in a good way. I do, however, feel that this…

February 28, 2017 Recovering Hippie 20 comments

Escape from Uyuni, and a Three Day Salt Flats Tour. I get the impression that there is very little that happens in Uyuni, and that there is very little reason to visit other than to start and/or finish a tour of the Salar. The local protest and subsequent road block were definitely a welcome change…

February 20, 2017 Recovering Hippie No comments exist

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! I literally had no idea what this ‘Liebster Award’ was, and nice as it sounded to be nominated for ‘an award’, the cynic in me naturally assumed that it was…

February 16, 2017 Recovering Hippie 34 comments

Bolivia By Bus. Budget and/or time constraints depending, a visit to Bolivia will undoubtedly see you taking the bus at some point or other. Unless you are prepared to fly everywhere, pay above the odds to be driven from A-B, or fancy ploughing through the admin minefield that would be hiring a car! Taking the…

January 25, 2017 Recovering Hippie 43 comments

Roughing It In Patagonia. Not quite the city girl I thought I was! When I started this trip I would wear makeup everyday. Now most days I don’t even brush my hair. I’m not sure when this happened, but it certainly gives me one or two less things to worry about as I’m trying not…