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Colombia – the final frontier … for this trip

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We said goodbye early in the morning to Ecuador. Right across the border we detoured to the east to check out the Sanctuary of Las Lajas (The Slabs) we read about on the internet. It is considered the second greatest marvel in Colombia, and well worth the detour. The church was built right into the rock slabs on a steep…

Ecuador – Part 3

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I’ll never clean these again!



With Galapagos mud on my shoe, we said good-bye to our friends in Guayaquil and headed to the coast, then north from there to Manta.

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Montañitas

We visited Montañitas to check out the waves, but couldn’t get anywhere near them. It…

Ecuador Part 2: Galapagos!

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Crystal clear waters …

Visiting the Galapagos Islands has been a desire of mine since I first learned it existed. Raul wanted to treat me for my birthday, so who am I to refuse! So we left Subby at Adriana’s house in Guayaquil and off we went. After a short trip involving a two hour flight to the island of…

Ecuador – Part One

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Ecuador – what a lovely surprise! There is so much to see and I have too many photos to try and show it all in one post, so I will start with the first few places we visited.
On entering Ecuador, one of the first things you see are bananas! Ecuador was one of the original Banana Republics back in…

Peru in Three Weeks!!!

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Peru – where to begin … We were glad to pass the border though we were warned by the Customs Officer not to allow the Transit Police to hassle us as – all our documents were in order and we were good to go. Not one block later we were hassled about an insurance policy they said we needed even…

Bolivia in a Week!

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So … into Bolivia we go. Sorry to say, I didn’t get any pictures of the border town. It was busy and colorful  … and crowded and crazy, so we headed out quite quickly.

little adobe chapel on a hill

The drive from the border was better than expected. We had heard so much about the flooding from the month…

A Fond Farewell and up Argentina We Go …

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The house that Ana Maria built

I can’t very well continue without a little farewell to Punta Arenas and our new family. So here are a couple farewell photos. In this first shot is Alejandro and Ana Maria’s home. Ana Maria, with a love of architecture, designed this home with the large windows of the living room overlooking Punta Arenas…

Back to the Beginning …

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Well … last post we left you with Subby dead in the desert east of San Pedro de Atacama. It’s kind of a long story, but I think worth telling – so here we go …

Broken down 60 miles east of San Pedro de Atacama at 16,000 ft.

Here is Subby, the barely visible vehicle on the left, while on…

Into the Desert

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The Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert extends for a length of about 600 miles in the northern part of Chile, and occupies over 40,000 sq. miles between the coast and the Andes Mountains. It is considered the driest desert in the world. They aptly refer to this area as an altiplano (high and flat) region. The valleys are on average…

Into Argentina and Back Again …

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Well, it has been a long time since my last post. Sorry. We have been traveling out of internet range for a while, so there’s a lot to catch up with. I’ll take you as far as the coast just north of Santiago de Chile on this trip

Pass through the Andes – Argentina side

Back into Argentina:
On leaving…

Ferry North and Lake District

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We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We were very blessed sharing hearth and home with Alejandro, Ana Maria and family in Punta Arenas.   ♥
On the 26th Raul, Subby and I boarded the ferry Evangelistas that would take us through the channels and fiords of southern Chile. It is only recently that these ferries carry more than…