A photograph of Mandalay, Myanmar.
House sitting is a rapidly growing trend. The concept is simple: people going on holidays need someone to look after their home and often their pets as well. In return for you taking on those tasks, they’re willing to let you stay in their home and look after it while they’re away.
A photograph of Nong Kum, Thailand.
Let me begin by saying I've never wanted to be chained to a mirror and a razor blade. Put me in a bathroom with the shiniest, buffed mirror, accompanied by the most sparkling razor, and I still shake my head to refuse a blast of Bolivian marching powder. So while urinating alongside a stranger in a back alley in Cusco, I wasn't keen to insert up my nose the filthy finger that the white powder was sitting on.
It is easy to slip past Puno on the way to Bolivia, the Uros Islands and the other, more conventional, islands situated in Lake Titicaca. If you do stop there though it is worth spending a little time investigating the story of the SS Yavari.
Describing herself as a serial expat, Rosanna Bird had already done stints abroad in Romania, South Korea and Taiwan before she and her boyfriend decided on an impermanent move to Bolivia. They zig-zagged through Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile before their extended stop in La Paz.
A photograph of Copacobana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
A small town sat looking over Lake Titicaca, Copacabana isn't just a pleasant place in its self but the gateway to the mystical islands on the lake. This isn't the Copacabana where Lola, the showgirl, ran amok with a pistol.
A photograph of Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
A photograph of La Paz, Bolivia.