10 Ski Stereotypes for Condé Nast Traveller

10 Ski Stereotypes! How and where to spot them on the slopes this season. Which one are you? words by LUCY PIERCE 1. THE POWDER HOUND Always on the first lifts of the day, these thrill-seekers get up at the crack of dawn in pursuit of fresh powder lines and the most dangerous drops and crevasses….

An Interview With Rosemary Dream

An Interview With Rosemary Dream – Lucy Pierce Rosemary Dream has long been on the lips of many backpackers around South America. The community in Brazil was created by fellow friends and travellers, Yaniv Charlap, Yotam Elmakais and Cormoran Lee, who fell in love with the magical island that is Florianópolis. This special spot nestled in the…

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago  – Lucy Pierce For those with sensitive stomachs, travelling can lose some of its spontaneity if dietary requirements aren’t easily met. Thankfully for those in Chile, Santiago is a lot better equipped than most cities in South America, with a number of gluten-free options including the ever-present local favourite quinoa. If you’re…

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip–   Lucy Pierce Chilean Spanish can be enough to throw any fluent Spanish speaker off, with the lack of pronunciation of ‘s’ in phrases such as mas o menos (“more or less”), becoming “mah-o-meno.” Changing grammatical rules such as not using vosotros(“you” plural) and replacing it with ustedes (usually “they,” now “you” plural as well) and…

The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget

The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget  –  Lucy Pierce Chile is known for some of the best skiing in the southern hemisphere, thanks to the Andes providing guaranteed snow during the winter months. The season here runs between June and October, with the three valleys – Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva – renowned as the largest…

Where to Stay in Cape Town

Where to Stay in CAPE TOWN CAPE TOWN AT A GLANCE Living in Cape Town, or the ‘Mother City’, can be a dream come true for everyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler looking for the perfect vacation, or you’d like to settle in Cape Town for a bit longer, the city has a diverse range…

13 Customs Only Chileans Can Understand

13 Customs Only Chileans Can Understand – Lucy Pierce Pay a trip Chile and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. As a traveller you’re bound to come into contact with one or more of Chilean mannerisms, traditions or customs that can leave you absolutely gobsmacked, confused or in plain disbelief! Here are a few pointers that may help you familiarise yourself… You’ll hear…

Where to stay in Berlin

Where to stay in Berlin BERLIN AT A GLANCE While once scarred by its rather depressing history, Berlin has recently experienced a renaissance in creativity and culture. With the rise of start-ups, multiculturalism, and creative flair, the city has become a world-class destination while still maintaining its edgy side. Kreuzberg is the core of this…

The Most Unique Experiences to Have in Chile

The Most Unique Experiences to Have in Chile – Lucy Pierce Chile draws tourists primarily for its landscapes, spanning pastel sunsets over the rolling dusty Atacama desert through to crisp, clear days in Patagonia. A little out of the ordinary and by no means average, this is a country that really does lend itself to some pretty unique experiences. Here’s our pick of…

The 10 Coolest Hostels in Chile

The 10 Coolest Hostels in Chile When traveling, the chore of moving hostels may seem monotonous and tiresome, but have you ever booked yourself into the quirkier and more aesthetically pleasing hostels? Once you have, there’s always something to brighten the end of a long journey, even if the thought of lying down horizontally on…

Arequipa (GluFree Guide)

Reaching Arequipa… By Air Cusco –  Arequipa = around £72. Lima – Arequipa = between £30-70 By Bus Cusco (13h) – Arequipa = $90 (£21). Ica & Huacachina (12/13 hours) – Arequipa = $80 (£19). Lima (17-18 hours) – Arequipa = between £15-35 dependant on the time/company. For more information on prices and timings look at…

Survival 101 for “Death Road”

One of the top tourist attractions while visiting La Paz includes hurtling down 64 kilometres of the infamous passage, also known for its high death toll, Death Road. Due to its popularity many tour companies will provide a day tour, approximately 2 hours outside the hustle and bustle of Bolivia’s capital city, which doesn’t seem…

Where to stay in Rotterdam

Where to Stay in ROTTERDAM Rotterdam is “the city of the future”, according to architects. Over the last few years, the city has undergone a huge innovative transformation as during World War II the city was bombed to smithereens. The city now boasts cube houses, floating architecture, the angular Centraal station and the impressive 800m…