Double Barrelled Travel
  • An insight into the recent conflict in Kyiv, Ukraine

    With the turmoil going on in Ukraine, we were lucky enough to receive this guest post from Maria Kruk, a local who lives there. It provides a real insight into what it’s like to live in a country in conflict and how quickly historical sites from another age can become the scene of contemporary history.  It is no [...]

  • Photo essay: Isla del Sol Bolivia

    When we visited Copacabana in Bolivia, not far from Isla del Sol, we were pleasantly surprised. With its sweeping bay overlooking Lake Titicaca and the mountains surrounding the town (which you can hike to the top of for stunning vistas) it was easy to see why the town is popular with Bolivians for holidays. Bolivians [...]

  • Discovering the forgotten Tiwanaku culture in Bolivia

    Everyone has heard of the Incas but hardly anyone knows the pre-Incan Tiwanaku culture, which is kind of surprising considering it was the longest-running civilisation in South America. The Tiwanakus were around from AD300 to AD1000 and their most important site – or capital of their empire – can be found in Western Bolivia, not [...]

  • Visiting Bolivia – What to know

    After living for a month in Bolivia and travelling around to parts of the country, including La Paz, Valle de La Luna, the Salt Flats, Tibunaku and Copacabana, we learnt a little about how the country operates. Some aspects took a little longer getting used to than others, so we thought we’d share with you [...]

  • Why do travel bloggers hate each other?

    Before we left London in May, I attended a travel show. A well-known travel blogger was giving a presentation on how to write a travel blog. As an example of what NOT to do, she sited another travel blogger’s writing style. She named the blogger and said that although it was an interesting read, it [...]

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An insight into the recent conflict in Kyiv, Ukraine

An insight into the recent conflict in Kyiv, Ukraine

With the turmoil going on in Ukraine, we were lucky enough to receive this guest post from Maria Kruk, a local who lives there. It provides a real insight into what it’s like to live in a country in conflict and how quickly historical sites from another age can become the scene of contemporary history.  It is no [...]

Photo essay: Isla del Sol Bolivia

Photo essay: Isla del Sol Bolivia

When we visited Copacabana in Bolivia, not far from Isla del Sol, we were pleasantly surprised. With its sweeping bay overlooking Lake Titicaca and the mountains surrounding the town (which you can hike to the top of for stunning vistas) it was easy to see why the town is popular with Bolivians for holidays. Bolivians [...]

Discovering the forgotten Tiwanaku culture in Bolivia

Discovering the forgotten Tiwanaku culture in Bolivia

Everyone has heard of the Incas but hardly anyone knows the pre-Incan Tiwanaku culture, which is kind of surprising considering it was the longest-running civilisation in South America. The Tiwanakus were around from AD300 to AD1000 and their most important site – or capital of their empire – can be found in Western Bolivia, not [...]

Visiting Bolivia – What to know

Visiting Bolivia – What to know

After living for a month in Bolivia and travelling around to parts of the country, including La Paz, Valle de La Luna, the Salt Flats, Tibunaku and Copacabana, we learnt a little about how the country operates. Some aspects took a little longer getting used to than others, so we thought we’d share with you [...]

Why do travel bloggers hate each other?

Why do travel bloggers hate each other?

Before we left London in May, I attended a travel show. A well-known travel blogger was giving a presentation on how to write a travel blog. As an example of what NOT to do, she sited another travel blogger’s writing style. She named the blogger and said that although it was an interesting read, it [...]

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