Setfree Sarah in South America

Me, my canon and trusty rucksack spent a year exploring Central and South America. Check out my travel blog and instagram for snapshots of my Latin American experiences, from seeking out the best hot chocolate in the highlands of Mexico, to experiencing Navidad (Christmas) Guatemalan-style!

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

I embarked on a day trip from the city of Salta to Humahuaca, in the far north of Argentina (only about 150km from the Bolivian border), which follows the line of the Camino Inca, a major cultural route, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande. Enroute to Humahu...

March 21, 2014

Bs As, the city of 'good airs'; my most anticipated city to hit up in SA, and (cue drumroll!)... could just be my favourite, yet! I love the sophisticated European feel of neighbourhoods like leafy Recoleta and Palermo, contrasted with the rough but characterful Latin...

March 1, 2014

To visit Rio during carnivaaaaal you have to be a little bit crazy or 'loco' as locals would say, and be prepared to part with your precious reaia. My visit during one of the world's biggest fiestas is in fact unintentional, but I decide to embrace this travel curvebal...

January 3, 2014

Traditional, native dress may have disappeared in many parts of the world, but one place where the indigenous community continue to stay true to their roots, is San Pedro. Pedranos will proudly wear their colourful native dress called 'traje'. These local sisters (who...

December 21, 2013

December is fiesta time in San Pedro. Celebrations merge Mayan and Christian traditions and churches in the village serve as the focal point for festivities. Churches are draped in colourful bunting and loud drums and firecrackers compete to slowly deafen you! This pho...

December 17, 2013

In only a couple of days exploring the labyrinth of lanes and alleyways in San Pedro, I have been blown away by the creativity and originality of some its street art. This huge bird, emblazoned on to the side of a residential building on the outskirts of town, is one o...

December 8, 2013

A trip down memory lane. On the eve of my travel adventures to Central and South America, here is a little teaser. Rewind 10 years, and a friend and I decided to take some time out from London and go explore Mexico. I can still vividly recall the sounds, smells and vib...

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