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The 4Runner Revolts – Day 2

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Tossed and turned all night wondering what pleasures tomorrow would bring. I eventually saw the sun come up, kissed Lauren goodbye and hiked out the road. Not much traffic flowing by at sunrise but eventually a lone tuk-tuk comes puttering…

The 4Runner Revolts – Day 1

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This is the first part of a series of my hilariously rookie mistakes in the world of car mechanics… It was a seemingly simply affair, pop up to Ecuador, renew our vehicle permits and passports for another 90 days, jet…

Adios Huanchaco!

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One of my main goals before we left our apartment in Huanchaco was to finally get caught up on our perpetually lolly-gagging blog. Well… needless to say that didn’t happen. In fact our blog is now hitting an almost laughable…

Cusco and the almighty Machu Picchu

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We had a few days to explore Cusco before heading off towards Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the #1 tourist destination in all of South America. The city of Cusco is the gateway to this destination, which by my calculations…

The Gauntlet

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Driving through Central America is pretty cool, you can drive from one side of a country to the other in a single day or decide to stay a month or more really getting to know a place. South America, is…

Peru – Land of the Incas

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Up and on the road the next morning we quickly approached the Ecuadorian side of the border, turned in our paperwork, got our passports stamped out and jumped back in the truck. A few miles further the large Peruvian tourism…

Home on the Highway crosses the Equator!

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After completing the worlds easiest border crossing we headed on down the highway into Ecuador. We had technically been traveling in the Andes mountains for about a month now, but we never seem to get tired of the views. Our…

Bogota Museo del Oro – Gold Museum

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I’m shuffling through my pictures here for some of Bogota. Looks like we didn’t actually take much. Bogota is a huge city, full of history, and culture. It is one of the largest cities in all of South America. Needless…

Villa De Leyva

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I awake from a groggy nap in the back of the truck. We hit the winding road. I honk at my bar friends still going hard. I wonder just how long they have been partying? Nacho and crew are caravan’ng…

Leaving El Cocuy…

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Leaving El Cocuy was interesting… Our truck was secured in a nearby parking lot. I went to go pick it up one Sunday morning around 7AM, hoping the garage owner would be awake. As I approached the garage I heard…

Budget #7- Time to get a job!

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BUDGET FOR THE MONTH OF JULY… WE SPENT HOW MUCH?!! COUNTRIES VISITED: Columbia, Ecuador, Peru For those of you who follow along on Facebook, you may already know that we have decided to stop in Huanchaco, Peru for a few…

Budget #6

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BUDGET FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE COUNTRIES VISITED- Panama, Colombia PORT FEES- $127.77 GAS- $484.84 TRANSPORTATION- $182.77 Includes insurance for the car, taxis, parking fees, and tolls.  There were A LOT of tolls in Colombia. ACCOMMODATIONS- $491.05 Ouch. We missed…