My name is David Lortal. In January 2018 I quit my Project Manager role at BAFTA and decided to go to South America on a one way ticket with a the vague plan of visiting six countries: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. I thought I would be away for 3-6 months but ended there for 11.
Before I left I’d never really hiked, I’d only travelled solo once and I couldn’t speak any Spanish. I ended up travelling the length of the Andes, visiting many places not usually frequented by most travellers. I climbed mountains, made great friends, traversed deserts, spent days in the jungle and generally bumbled my way around with the the help of locals, travellers, friends and blogs. It was the best year of my life.
This is a place for me to tell my story, give advice where I can and post my photos. I hope it helps give you ideas or get to the places I visited on the journey.
I am now living in Bogotá and I’ll continue to cover the places that I visit.
Contact me if you have any questions.