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The 4Runner Revolts – Day 2

The 4Runner Revolts – Day 2

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 along. As I was running him...
The 4Runner Revolts – Day 1

The 4Runner Revolts – Day 1

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 down to Lima to watch our buddies...
Adios Huanchaco!

Adios Huanchaco!

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 4-month delay compared to real-time. To all...
Cusco and the almighty Machu Picchu

Cusco and the almighty Machu Picchu

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 would make it the #1 Touristy city in South...
The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

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 a bit different. Most of the countries on this continent are...
Hostal Huanchaco AKA our new apartment

Hostal Huanchaco AKA our new apartment

We settled into to life at our apartment. It was nice to have some routine after being on the move for so long. We would wake up in the morning, make some coffee, and hang out on the roof of our apartment watching the waves, the sun, and life waking up in our little...
Peru – Land of the Incas

Peru – Land of the Incas

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 logo greeted us. Welcome to PERU! Country...
Welcome to the Jungle – Cuyabeno Reserve

Welcome to the Jungle – Cuyabeno Reserve

Getting out to deep amazon jungle on your own is a bit difficult. The primary form of travel in the Amazon is via the millions of rivers and water ways that wind through the rainforest. There are very few roads and access via automobile is rare. We always regret not...
San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia

San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia

Water goes quick in the desert and after 4 days we had exhausted our supply. Regrettable we pulled up our roots and bounced out of the desert back onto the “highway”. We passed the Rio Magdalena, the most important river in all of Colombia. The river runs throughout...
Bogota Museo del Oro – Gold Museum

Bogota Museo del Oro – Gold Museum

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 to say, driving around in it is a stressful...
Villa De Leyva

Villa De Leyva

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 with us. We climb through hills and valleys. I keep ahead of Nacho a...
Leaving El Cocuy…

Leaving El Cocuy…

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 a lot of singing and revelry taking place. I figured,...