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The road to Buenos Aires

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Uruguay has lots of lovely vintage cars.Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] The urge to just get ‘there’ – wherever there may be – is not something with which the slow traveller is familiar. Whilst most of us have goals…

Water, water everywhere

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Worth a detour: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] We Brits are sticklers for punctuality. So it seemed a trifle rude to turn up to our friends’ house in Buenos Aires, more than a year late. “Sorry about…

Drama on the Deschutes

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Darkness had fallen by the time we pulled into camp. Immediately greeted by Ron and Dario, talking over eachother, regarding the “situation”. While still at the office I had received the text from Dario advising us that they had taken…

Swimming in a big natural aquarium: full of big fish!

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After Campo Grande, our next Brazilian stop was Bonito. And, it wasn’t even a place we’d heard of until Brazilians started telling us about it.Bonito is known for crystal clear rivers which have about 30 different types of fish…

Clear Lake

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The silence was deafening. And exactly what we were looking for. Day to day life had, in recent weeks, become exhausting. Yes, a certain amount of angst is simply due to restlessness in our quest to return to the road.…

Cooking Necessities

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I tried to slip deeper into the corner as the six or seven men crowding the room chopped and stirred with deliberate haste. The youngest of them crouched on their haunches, low to the floor, in that way some cultures…

Argentina, we meet at last

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It’s all a bit lovely in northern Argentina. Purmamarca, Jujuy.San Ignacio Guasú, Paraguay [by Paula] The arid deserty landscapes of northern Argentina notwithstanding, the country is proving to be something of an oasis. With a few small exceptions, we’ve…

A Weekend Away

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“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to make it this weekend”. The words rang hollow as we prepared to head to the beach for a weekend of camping with friends. Barview Jetty was the destination to join our dear friends…

On a mission

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Salta, Argentina [by Paula] Given how unbelievably sweaty, dusty and thirsty we were, it was hard to imagine how it must have been for the 17th-century Jesuit priests who had to trek here from Paraguay. I mean, I don’t think…

Home from home

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By Jeremy Put a few travellers in a room, add a beer, rum or vino to the equation and talk always turn to it. Could you live here? Everyone has had the feeling at some time or another, be it…

Ramble in the jungle

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We got an incredible view of flying macaws, from a cliff-top above their nesting site.La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] There are so very many bitey stingy things in the jungle, but it was the ants that really messed with…

Minca, Colombia

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After spending a few days in the intense heat of the beach, we decide to ride up to Minca which is in the hills above Santa Marta. I’m hoping climbing to just under 2000 feel will make a difference in…

In Search of a Dream

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I could feel the sun beating down, in spite of the protection the sunshade above offered. May flies danced on the water as Aspen napped on my feet and Porter fretted over a passing beetle. It was a day filled…

Road days of our lives

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La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We often berate ourselves for forgetting to properly record one of the most significant parts of this trip – those days on the road that, periodically, take so much of our time and energy. We’re…

Pony Homecoming

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We got our van back! Tuesday afternoon, as Team USA was losing to Team Belgium, we took Milo in a rental car and drove down to Port Hueneme in Ventura County. We were a bit apprehensive, as the month of…

Small town Alaska

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We can’t by any means claim to be experts on small town Alaska, we’ve only visited a few. But the ones we have visited have all been pretty unique and fun. Three of our favourites in the Alaska so far…

Bird-spotting for beginners

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The town of Homer describes itself as the ‘quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem’. Or at least that is what the bumper stickers at the brewery said. There is indeed a lot of fishing going on in the…

Inca-redible

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Cusco was starting its June festivities when we were there.La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We’re going to make this a mostly photo-dominated post. And not just because we are lazy and really far behind with the blog – good…