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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park (TDP) is probably the most iconic national park in all of South America. Its twisted peaks and rose granite walls make it a Mecca for hikers, day-trippers, mountaineers and, well, just about everyone really. When we first met Shannon and...

The Carretera Austral

The Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) is the long (mostly) dirt road that makes its way through remote, wet, windy and spectacularly beautiful Chilean Patagonia. Its construction was started in 1976 under the (really awful) dictator Augusto Pinochet who wanted to...
The tour de Atacama … Chile 1

The tour de Atacama … Chile 1

With Bolivia behind us, we entered Argentina with the sudden realisation that we had only 2 countries left to go: Argentina and Chile. Two incredibly big countries but still, just two countries. At the border a sign (which we unfortunately didn’t manage to get a...
Peak Bagging… Bolivia 2

Peak Bagging… Bolivia 2

Brendan: ‘it’s like they built a huge city in the middle of a national park’ Yes, we’d reached LaPaz, Bolivia’s (sort of) capital which you hear a great deal of things about- the craziness, the danger, the altitude, the traffic but never...
Trekking the Huayhuash solo

Trekking the Huayhuash solo

It all started in 2011 in Nepal. We were sitting around dinner at a tea house at Annapurna Base Camp chatting to an Argentinian/American couple and they mentioned ‘The best hike in the world’ – the Huayhuash, a remote area in the Andes where you take...
P.S. A few last days in Ecuador

P.S. A few last days in Ecuador

After the Galapagos things went relatively to plan until Brendan’s mum left and then things got a little crazy (not bad crazy, just a lot of driving crazy) so here is a short blog to explain our last 10 days in Ecuador. After the Galapagos, we spent our last few...
Galapagoodness gracious me!

Galapagoodness gracious me!

After saying farewell to Ems and Sean, we sped away from the beach all the way to Guayaquil and within a few hours, we were sipping beers on a warm evening with Brendan’s mum Jan brimming with excitement for our time on the Galapagos. We had booked our flights...
Land of golden light… Ecuador

Land of golden light… Ecuador

We entered Ecuador in mid May and took about 100 photos within the first hour. The light was somehow, different, really golden with patches of light squeezing through the ever changing cloud formations and covering the endless green rolling hills with flecks of golden...
Hola Colombia, Hola South America!

Hola Colombia, Hola South America!

13 of April… We got up early. It wasn’t hard…. Somehow our luxurious camping spot outside the 24hr Super99 supermarket (neon lights, lots of people, 30 degree heat all night) didn’t give us the sleep we were hoping for. But we were also...