Posts by: Robbie Mamo

Bangkok bans street food!

Bangkok bans street food!

To the dismay of foodies everywhere, Bangkok will be the first to enforce a ban on all street food stalls in Thailand! By the end of the year all street food sales…
Bogota

Bogota

My third and final destination in Colombia was Bogota. This is the capital city and home to over 13 million people. I flew here from Medellin as flights are cheap…
Medellin

Medellin

My next stop in Colombia was the city of Medellin. It is the second largest city in Colombia at close to 4 million people. The city sits in a narrow…
One day in Bolivar City

One day in Bolivar City

I had spent one night in Cuidad Bolivar on my way to Canaima National Park and Angel Falls but I didn't have any time to get a feel for the…
Angel Falls

Angel Falls

One of the main reasons for someone to visit Venezuela is to go see Angel Falls. This is the tallest waterfall in the World with a height of 979m/3,212ft and…
Mount Roraima Trek

Mount Roraima Trek

Mount Roraima is the highest mountain in the Pacaraima chain of large plateaus. These plateaus are known as Tepui which is the Pemon native term for a table mountain. Mount…
Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela

Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela

Arriving in Santa Elena after 5 flights, a 3 hour taxi ride and a border crossing I was happy to finally be at my first destination of the trip. The first…
From Brazil to Venezuela

From Brazil to Venezuela

Even though I wasn't planning on spending much time in Brazil, I knew that going to Sao Paolo first was my best choice for getting to the region that I…
Venezuela and Colombia

Venezuela and Colombia

With my last trip from Mexico to Peru mostly focused on surfing and exploring ancient ruins, I decided I would change things up a bit for this holiday and travel to Venezuela…
Punta Hermosa

Punta Hermosa

Only spending one night in Lima this time around, I got an early morning taxi to the popular beach town of Punta Hermosa which is located 1 hour South of…
Overnight in Lima

Overnight in Lima

While having the surf trip of my life in Puerto Malabrigo, I already had my next surf destination in mind. Punta Hermosa which is a popular beach town just South of Lima.…
Chicama

Chicama

Huanchaco was a blast, but after a few days of surfing, eating ceviche and exploring ancient ruins I was eager to make my way North to Chicama. The longest left…
Trujillo’s Ancient Ruins

Trujillo’s Ancient Ruins

When most people think about ancient ruins in Peru, the first thing that comes to mind are the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Before the Incas rose to power there were…
Headed to Huanchaco!

Headed to Huanchaco!

After Mancora my next destination along the Peruvian coastline was Huanchaco. I had originally planned to visit Lobitos which is slightly further South, Cabo Blanco which has a surf break…
Mancora, Peru

Mancora, Peru

After spending the latter part of the previous day and most of the evening in transit I was happy to be in Mancora. I had originally visited here on an…
Montanita, Ecuador to Mancora, Peru

Montanita, Ecuador to Mancora, Peru

Most people headed South from Montanita go to Mancora, Peru next. To do this you first have to go to Guayaquil. There are 6 direct buses that run daily between…
Montanita, Ecuador

Montanita, Ecuador

When I decided it was time to move onward to the next beach town of Montanita, I just walked up to the main road and stood there waiting for the…
Ayampe, Ecuador

Ayampe, Ecuador

After 3 days in Canoa and a great weekend of joining in on the local festivities, I was headed to my next stop South on the Pacific coast. A small…
Overnight in Quito, Ecuador

Overnight in Quito, Ecuador

The flight from Panama City went smooth and only a few hours later I had landed in Quito. Quito airport is almost an hour drive to the downtown core and…
Crossing continents to South America

Crossing continents to South America

With a few days of partying, visiting pristine beaches and boat taxis to neighbouring islands in Bocas del Toro it was time to move on.  My next destination was Panama…
Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro, Panama

The next destination on my journey South after Pavones was Bocas del Toro, Panama which is a small group of islands in the Caribbean. I lucked out and hopped a…
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica

Enjoying a great stay in a place that will always have a piece of me even though it has lost most of it’s rustic charm and the younger vibe is…
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

After a full day of being the move I was finally at my first destination in Costa Rica - the dusty surf town of Santa Teresa. I have been coming…
Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

My next stop South from Nicaragua was Costa Rica and from San Juan del Sur it's only a short distance to the border. Once I dropped my rental car off…
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

My next stop after 5 days of surfing and relaxing in the beaches of Popoyo was San Juan del Sur which is located about an hour South. This is when…
The beaches of Popoyo, Nicaragua

The beaches of Popoyo, Nicaragua

I finally reached Playa Guasacate after one of the craziest, most scenic and remote drives I have ever done. Taking the remote location of the beach into account I had…
Leon, Nicaragua and beyond

Leon, Nicaragua and beyond

Happy to be done with the border crossings and having been crammed into this mini bus I was happy to be on the final leg of our drive to Leon.…
Honduras and the Copan Ruins

Honduras and the Copan Ruins

After spending the day in Antigua after visiting the Tikal Ruins in Guatemala, I was keen to see more ruins and my next stop would be the Copan Ruins in…
Guatemala’s Tikal Ruins

Guatemala’s Tikal Ruins

The next part of my journey was to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala! Ever since I got into reading about ancient cultures and civilizations I have…
Onward to Guatemala

Onward to Guatemala

After spending most of yesterday relaxing and hanging around near the beach in La Punta, I decided it was time to move onward to check out Guatemala and more importantly…
My 3 days in Mexico

My 3 days in Mexico

As the first stop on my trip I couldn't have picked a better place to start! I have been staying in the La Punta area of Puerto Escondido which is…
Bienvenidos a Mexico

Bienvenidos a Mexico

After 23 hours in transit including 4 flights, a skytrain and a taxi, I am finally in the surf mecca Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Nothing looks better than endless beaches when…
Mexico to Peru(Oct 27 – Dec 22)

Mexico to Peru(Oct 27 – Dec 22)

It's been 6 months since my last adventure when I was in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay for a few weeks back in March and I've been planning my next adventure…