• City in Focus
  • La Paz, Bolivia

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    City in Focus: Nuestra Señora de La Paz. Spanish for Our Lady of Peace and commonly known as ‘La Paz’. La Paz will take your breath away, and only partly because the city sits approximately 3650m above sea level. The approach to La Paz from the outlying city of El Alto (home to the world’s […]

  • Travel
  • Mercy Ship Africa


    In January, 2017 I will be leaving behind my husband, dog, family, friends and job to travel to Benin in Western Africa to volunteer on board the Africa Mercy  for 10 weeks. The Africa Mercy is a large boat which operates as a ‘floating hospital’ and includes five operating theatres, an intensive care unit, recovery […]

  • Guides, Tips and Advice
  • A Guide To Buying Tickets To Machu Picchu Online

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    In my previous article ’10 tips you must know before visiting Machu Picchu’ I discussed pre purchasing your entry tickets online. Tickets cannot be purchased up at the ruins and it is essential to buy them in advance if you plan to climb Huayna Picchu to avoid missing out. Unfortunately the official ticketing website http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ […]

  • Through the Lens
  • Through the Lens: 8 Places in China Not to Miss

    Zhangjiajie, National Park, China

      China boasts an impressive selection of tourist attractions; palaces, ancient relics, whimsical villages and intoxicating cities. It’s the natural wonders however, that have drawn me to this fascinating country. Here are 8 places that will do the same for you.   1. Abandoned Fishing Village on Gouqi Island Gouqi is one of a group of 394 islands known as Shengsi Islands. […]