Source Machu Picchu is one of the most famous ancient sites in the world, and thousands of people visit it every single year. The area is known as the city in the sky, and it was the home of the mystical Inca people for generations. Unfortunately, the Inca society abandoned the city hundreds of […]
The small South American country of Ecuador sits on the equator, bordered by Peru and Colombia. It’s a beautiful country and an incredible place to visit if you’re looking for adventure. Ecuador is perhaps best known for the Galapagos Islands and its diverse wildlife, which Charles Darwin studied extensively. But there’s a lot more to […]
Back in January I sent out a request for guest bloggers to cover me in my absence straight after the birth of my baby. I was intrigued when Vinay responded saying that he was a solo Indian backpacker in South America. On all of my travels I’m not sure I’ve ever met an Indian backpacker […]
Image Source Those of us who like to travel, know about the value of saving where possible. How else would we afford to visit all the destinations on our wanderlists? Plus, travelling on a budget allows you to see the authentic side of a country. Travelling for cheap takes you off the beaten track, […]
It might not be easy to get a long text or an e-mail out of him, but ask my husband why he is an atheist and you get an essay! Whilst travelling through Greece this summer I began reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Whilst personally I found this reading a bit on the heavy side, I found […]
I booked my dream holiday to the Galapagos over a year in advance. I did my research, I always do! I know that some destinations have ‘best’ times of year to go or seasons worth avoiding, but I didn’t find there to be anything along the lines of this when I did my research. Galapagos […]
Well, as another year comes to a close it’s time to reflect on the achievements of the year past. Here are my highlights of the year- 1) Organising my first residential visit as Course Team Leader at Uxbridge College and having a fantastic time in Berlin with my favourite tutor group yet! Now I’ve changed […]
Whilst backpacking in Buenos Aires a fellow traveller recommended I visited the cemetery in the city. Quite frankly I thought she was either weird or insane. Why would I want to spend my free time visiting a graveyard? They creep me out at the best of times and I don’t even know anyone buried here! […]
My new lifeasabutterfly promotional video showing some of my travel highlights and most fond travel memories.
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