This is not your average travel blog – you will not find here a journal of my daily activities in South America. Instead, I hope to paint a fuller, deeper, more honest picture of what life is really like for a traveller on the road, with no particular destination.

I arrived in deepest darkest Peru from London in August 2012 with a one-way ticket, a backpack and a strong desire not to make plans, happy to stop awhile wherever takes my fancy and to really get to know a place and its people. I have since lived in Peru’s Sacred Valley and Cusco, and have travelled through Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and back to Peru again! See where I am nowwhere I’ve been so far and where I want to go next.

I am an editor and writer, specialising in online content and travel writing. I have worked the words for Latin America for Less, the website of legendary London travel bookshop Stanfords, the unsurpassable World Travel Guide and the super-cool Gapyear.com

Wanderlust Travel Blog of the Week

My post on my love affair with books made it to Wanderlust’s Blog of the Week!

Me on the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats of Uyuni) in Bolivia

Me on the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats of Uyuni) in Bolivia

A note for friends and those whose path I may cross:
You may or may not recognise things you have said or done appearing in this blog, please accept poetic licence to use this invaluable material, after all, what is life without people.


A big thank you to Andrew Mowbray for his webby help on these pages; and Nicola Anstey for the fantastic map graphics.

All content on this blog is purely personal opinion and for editorial purpose only. I cannot accept any responsibility for any decisions made by readers on their travels.

All content and photos throughout these pages are copyright © Rachel Ricks. No content can be reproduced without my prior written consent.


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