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RATS, SLOBS & SAD GOODBYES

Posted by Leticia Hughes on September 9, 2010 at 5:06 AM Comments comments (0)

I have to start this blog with the most pressing issue of the day - why is it that every time we book into a hotel or hostel we always get a room near the couple that insist on having really loud sex??  I mean honestly, we all know that it really isn’t that necessary to scream and make so much noise that the entire hotel can hear you!!  A little grunting and groaning I can deal with, but I swear this afternoon this chick sounded like she was in pain!! I act...

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Blueberry Fields Forever

Posted by Leticia Hughes on August 23, 2010 at 12:07 PM Comments comments (0)



Isn’t it funny how the simple things in life can often be the most enjoyable?? This morning I woke up to the sound of sheep baaing in the paddocks surrounding the 16th century farmhouse we are staying in while blueberry picking in a small town call Lustleigh.  The birds were chirping and the sun was peaking through the clouds creating a mystical view from our ...

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LONG TIME DUE!!

Posted by Leticia Hughes on July 21, 2010 at 2:47 AM Comments comments (1)


 

I cannot believe that nearly three months has passed since my last blog!! Every time I felt twinges of inspiration to write, I was either glued to my deck chair in the sun, submerged in seawater or just too “busy” to document anything!!  My little, very old laptop also decided to die on its second tour of duty and this has definitely hindered my communication.  So n...

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FEELING THE FEAR

Posted by Leticia Hughes on April 29, 2010 at 9:02 PM Comments comments (2)



Now I consider myself a fairly adventurous, outgoing lass, however when it comes to the Amazon Jungle and everything that lives in it, I am the world’s worst princess.  It really is my worst nightmare!!!  When we booked into Sani Lodge campsite within the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle, I honestly thought it would be a great way to “feel the fear and do it an...

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BLANCO IN A BOX

Posted by Leticia Hughes on April 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM Comments comments (1)


 

It’s 7:50pm and still over 30 degrees in Guayaquil, Ecuador, which means I have given up hope of sleeping anytime soon and as a result, I have just indulged in a swim and am now sitting in my bikini and sarong feeling rather inspired about writing a blog about our experiences in Peru.

 

Now there is onl...

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SMELLING THE ROSES

Posted by Leticia Hughes on March 27, 2010 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (2)

 

The small town of Copacabana, which islocated on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, has made it into my “favourite places” list!!!  The town itself is basic (just the way we like it), the locals don’t pay you much attention (perfect) and if life got any slower there it would stand still.  While in the area we took a very slow boat to Isla del So...

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EXPERIENCE VS EXPERIMENT

Posted by Leticia Hughes on March 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (5)


 

After spending three days in a Toyota Landcruiser traveling through Salar de Uyuni with four 20 something Irish kids, one 20 something Dutch guy and Mazza, I have come to the conclusion that the 20 something traveler is more interested in “experimentation” rather than “experience”.  The typical 20 something traveler ba...

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WE JUST ATE CHICKEN

Posted by Leticia Hughes on March 11, 2010 at 2:21 PM Comments comments (1)

 

Let me paint you a picture…  after enduring 31 hours on buses over the last two days we have arrived in a small town called La Quiaca in the very north of Argentina, in fact you cannot get any further North as it borders Bolivia.&#...

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CHILE - IT'S A WRAP

Posted by Leticia Hughes on February 16, 2010 at 9:16 PM Comments comments (2)


After the surf, sun and vineyards of Vina del Mar, we ventured back to Santiago to prepare for our first big bus journey of 14 hours South to Puerto Montt.  Initially I had planned to spend my days in the city constructively brushing up on my non-existent Spanish, however that sounded far too much like work, so we decided to leave the smog behind for a day and...

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THE BLOG IS BACK!!!

Posted by Leticia Hughes on January 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM Comments comments (2)

1 pisco sour, a few beers and some tinto vino, I am picking my first blog of our 2010 adventure should flow pretty well!!!


NB:  For those not up with the play, boy wonder Mazza and I are traveling again (we ended up spending all of 2009 working our butts off).  This time we have 10 months to explore South / Central America (getting married to the Caribbean), UK, Tur...

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