Sarah Caroll

Joined September 2017
  • Day110

    Lost city trek

    January 13, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Inhabited from 700 to 1600 until the Spanish came, gave the women lots of diseases and the people left because they thought mother earth was punishing them! There are four main tribes still in this area all with their own language and they have basically no contact with civilization except from tourism. I asked and they don't mind the tourists because it's spreading awareness about them and they get some money from tour groups, but the tours do stop in September to rid the area of the negative energy tourists bring.Read more

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  • Day106

    Finca Carpe Diem

    January 9, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Staying on a finca (farm) Lodge for a couple of days. Very peaceful! You have to get a very bumpy taxi to get up here but the views are amazing and we are surrounded by waterfalls, cats, coffee and chocolate farms, bee keeping and many more wholesome lovely things to do!

  • Day105

    Tayrona Park

    January 8, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 37 °C

    Spent a couple of days exploring and hiking around Tayrona National Park which is one of the prettiest places I've been I think! Very hot but some lovely beaches and trails through the jungle. Saw some monkeys, played some cards and had a very relaxing time!

  • Day95

    Medellin

    December 29, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Went to Medellin, a lovely and beautiful city for a few over new year with Cristian, David and Paras (the friends we made in San Carlos). We did a walking tour, ate some great pizza, went to a 1930s castle, to some great view points from the cable cars and visited near by Guatape which is a man made lake made to increase agriculture.Read more

  • Day85

    Spanish Adventure San Carlos

    December 19, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Learning Spanish here for a couple of weeks. We are the only gringos in the area so it should help us a lot :) there's lots of waterfalls and small hikes around this small town and some very friendly locals. They do a couple of hours of classes in the morning and then an "adventure" in the afternoon where you have to speak Spanish. Ellie and Lucy came here in May.Read more

  • Day82

    Tatacoa Desierto

    December 16, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Went for a very sweaty and hot bike ride in the Tatacoa Desert which was about 40 degrees I think! It is about 330 square km. It's not actually a desert but a dry tropical forest. The name tatacoa refers to the Spanish word for rattle snacks.

  • Day75

    Hiking around Huaraz

    December 9, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Some very beautiful days hiking around the Codillera Blancas, between 4000 and 4700m so definitely feeling the altitude but I also feel slightly adjusted which feels like quite and achievement for persisting. Lots of glaciers, clear blue and turquoise lakes and dramatic rock faces. So so pretty and refreshing! The lakes are used for hydroelecticy so there are lots of pipes bringing the water down.Read more

  • Day72

    Lima

    December 6, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Don't have many pictures of Lima as it isn't a very pretty city, very functional! But here I met a really nice group of people from Alaska, Canada, Netherlands and Korea so we hung out, ate falafel, had some drinks and did some walking tours around Miraflores and Barranco, the two nice parts of the city.Read more

  • Day67

    Lake Titicaca

    December 1, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Stayed with a host family on one of the islands in the lake. It's huge! There are also man made island in the shallow sections where people escaped the Inca tribes for a quieter and more peaceful life. Very hot in the day and very cold at night because it's so high. People are very spiritual here, speak Quechua not Spanish and we were taught some ceremonies to do with 'pachamama' which is mother earth in Quechua.Read more

  • Day60

    Salkantay trek to Machu Pichu

    November 24, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    A challenging 5 day trek to glaciers, jungle and finally Machu Pichu. We did a hike to Llontotambe which was where we could see Machu pichu from a far which was cool to see where it all fit in. Added in some zip lining and some lovely people it made for a very fun but tiring 5 days!

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