16.03.2015 - 17.03.2015
Six months have flown by so so fast and I feel very priviledged to have been able to make this journey. There was barely a day that went by when I didn't want to stop the clock.
I have witness the most jaw dropping scenaries from the colourful mountains of the Andies and the Valley of the Moon in Argentina to the Salt Flats and breathtakingly beautiful lakes in Bolivia, the powerful wonders of nature of Iguassu Falls in Brazil and Argentia, the night sky with millions of stars in the desert of northen Chile, the amazing Inca ruins in Bolivia and Peru, dozens of beautiful sunsets everywhere and one amazing moon rise in Nicaragua ....
I have trekked on the beautiful Perito Marino glacier in Patagonia, hiked up Wayna Picchu mountain, swam in a piranhas and caimans infested river in Brazil, swam with turtles, sharks and sting rays in Belize, sunbathed next to marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands, climbed an active volcano in Nicaragua, swang 200m above the forest canopy in Costa Rica, put one foot on each hemisphere in Ecuador, and swam in the most beautiful and warm caribbean sea.
I have met the most wonderful people, both travellers and locals and have made many long term friends all over the world. I will never forget the unique place and people of Cuba who, despite their hardship are the friendliest people, full of life and with music everywhere. I hope that the future will ease their hardship so they are able to put their many talents to proper use without spoiling the country with too many modern developments.
I have visited 13 countries, travelled 26,773 miles (43,085 kms), taken 6 flights (excluding outbound and return London flights), spent countless hours on buses and many miles on foot and if I could do it again tomorrow I would.
Thank you to all of those who have followed my journey, I hope my blog has given you joy and perhaps the will to have a go yourself.