Aimee's Compass
Cartagena streets and buildings

If somebody offered you the chance to bathe in the crater of a volcano, would you take it? Considering volcano craters are usually bubbling with searing hot lava, I imagine not,...

Group of Nepali young people

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, it made global headlines. The epicentre of the quake struck at Gorkha, but its effects impacted for miles, causing an...

Great barrier reef australia

On New Year’s Eve 2015 I reflected on my decision to quit my job and travel the world. I was incredibly thankful for the nomadic lifestyle I chose to live and had no...

varanasi, india burning bodies river ganges

Varanasi is not a traditionally beautiful city, but it’s spiritual. It’s by far the most crowded we’ve seen in Northern India so far, and with the dense population come many buildings...

Orchha India

It’s a rare thing to find a slice of tranquility in Northern India. For the most part, this end of the country is hurried, loud, bustling, and in many ways quite an...

Papped at the Taj Mahal

The worry of visiting world wonders, is that the reality won’t live up to the hype. I can safely say though, that India’s most famous symbol of love, the Taj Mahal,...

pretty in pink jaipur

We’ve been in India for three days. Three days that have opened my eyes to what feels like an entirely different world. On our second evening in Delhi we met with...

Delhi India

It’s been forty-eight hours since Dave and I left Buenos Aires airport and touched down in Delhi. Forty-eight hours and three different planes. Needless to say, traipsing out of Delhi airport...

Bolivia salt flats

Salar de Uyuni, otherwise known as the world’s largest salt flat, is a place featured on most backpackers’ bucket lists. For me, reaching Bolivia’s expansive area of salt crust was the...

Sucre Bolivia

The flight from La Paz to Sucre, in Bolivia, is not for the faint-hearted. Not long after takeoff, with barely ten thousand feet between the plane and the ground, the pilot...

Death Road La Paz

At first impression, the Bolivian capital of La Paz reminds me of Medellin, in Colombia. It’s a massive, sprawling city embedded into a valley of mountains, full to the brim of...

uros islands in peru

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at nearly 4000 metres above sea level. It is a must-see for travellers to the South American continent and can be accessed...

If you read the bios of other travel bloggers out there, you’ll find most have one thing in common; they are people that gave up everything for a nomadic life on...

Arequipa Colca Canyon

Arequipa, in the south of Peru, is at an altitude a fair deal lower than Cusco, sitting at 2,300 metres above sea level – but that’s still high, especially for a...

machu picchu peru

Our flights descends into Cusco airport after seventy minutes of flying. We’ve come from Lima, having spent just one afternoon in the bland and ordinary city. As we depart the plane...

montanita ecuador

Dave and I have been on the road for approximately six weeks now, the majority of which has been filled with sightseeing, lessons in culture and history, and day tours to...

The ride from Montañita in Ecuador, to Mancora in Peru, is eventful. For starters, we are extremely hungover, having stupidly partied until 2am the night before a 7am bus to Guayaquil;...

Blue footed boobies ecuador

The majority of backpackers Dave and I meet in Ecuador are heading to the Galapagos Islands as part of their trip. It’s currently low season on the islands, yet prices for...

Banos Ecuador Valley

The town of Baños in Ecuador is small, but has plenty to offer backpackers. For starters, it’s known as the country’s adrenaline capital due to the large selection of white-water rafting,...

middle of the world in quito ecuador

Our flight from Bogota to Quito is delayed by an hour, so it’s evening by the time we arrive at the Ecuadorian capital’s airport. We’re staying at Community Hostel, in the...