Life is in the detail

The people in Colombia are unbelievably friendly – you get a very different reception here compared to elsewhere in South America.

Emily - Original Traveller


Emily Dundas

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout South America and South Africa.

My travels


Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Go surfing in Indonesia
  • Visit New Orleans
  • Explore Argentina - particularly Buenos Aires and Patagonia
  • Spend time on a game reserve in Laikipia, Kenya
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Best Moments

  • Skydiving over Plettenberg Bay in South Africa - completely terrifying up until the moment the parachute opened (when I no longer felt like I was plummeting to my death) and I could enjoy the incredible views of the coast.
  • Being in Seville for the Semana Santa - a totally crazy religious festival in the build up to Easter that involves huge, elaborate floats from various churches being carried around the city. It's even more amazing at night when the whole thing is candle-lit.
  • Stargazing in the Salt Flats of Bolivia - the sheer number of stars you could see made it worth lying outside in the sub-zero temperatures.
  • Staying in Coffee Bay in South Africa, which is around two-hundred miles from the nearest city, and surfing on a completely deserted beach every day.
Lost City Colombia

Toughest Travel Moment

  • The Lost City Trek in Colombia - five days trekking in the intense heat of the Colombian jungle with a guide who spoke virtually no English. But it was all made entirely worth it when we reached the incredible, and almost completely deserted, ruins of the Lost City, which pre-date Machu Picchu but have a fraction of the visitors.
Guinea Pig

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Being served guinea pig in Peru, which arrived cooked but still completely whole (feet and all). Not sure it's something I would order again.

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