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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…

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…

Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua

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Cerro Negro is a young volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in northwest Nicaragua. It first appeared in April 1850, which amazes me. To think of an entire mountain just appearing out of the core of the…

Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua

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Cerro Negro is a young volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in northwest Nicaragua. It first appeared in April 1850, which amazes me. To think of an entire mountain just appearing out of the core of the…

Colca Canyon: The Land of Condors

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Colca Canyon in Peru has become world-famous for two different reasons. It is the second deepest canyon in the world (after a nearby canyon Cotohuasi). Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where you can watch Andean Condor…

Hummingbird Highway, Belize

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Belize doesn’t have many roads, but since it’s so small I guess it doesn’t really need many. The main highways have simple names to tell you where they are in relation to the overall country layout – ie. Western Highway,…

Hummingbird Highway, Belize

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Belize doesn’t have many roads, but since it’s so small I guess it doesn’t really need many. The main highways have simple names to tell you where they are in relation to the overall country layout – ie. Western Highway,…

Patagonia in”spire”s

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We bid farewell to our new friends and hopped into the truck, ready for yet another border crossing.  No more than ten minutes after we entered the aduana building, we were leaving Chile, both of us stamped out of the…

Chile’s Lake District & Chiloé

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Another border crossing under our belts, we followed along the switchback road to the Pacific yet again.  We bounced South along the coast for a few days before returning inland.  We were ready to gain some headway, so we hopped…

Nuevos Amigos & Mucho Vino

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Since crossing into Chile, we have been loving the frequent “real” grocery stores.  We spent more money on food and cheap wine at the grocery store than we had in weeks in Peru!  However, we were ready to hit the…

Mazatlan – The Old Port and El Faro

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At the southern end of the peninsula where Mazatlan rests, there is a pyramid of an island with a lighthouse perched on top. It is known simply by the Spanish word for lighthouse, El Faro. The small hotel we are…

Walking the Circuit around Torres del Paine

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The Circuit, as it’s officially called, is a 8-day trek around spectacular mountains in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. The sheer cliffs of the torres (towers) rise above turquouise lakes and green meadows. These mountains became extremely popular in the last decade,…

My Mom is Tougher Than Yours: Part 2

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After camping in the mud for a night in Cusco and stocking up on snacks for our hike up Machu Picchu, we packed the truck once again and made our way to Ollantaytambo.  There, we planned to take the train…

Meandering Northern Peru

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When crossing the border from Ecuador, things immediately feel different.  You are overwhelmed with the sites of poverty, trash and abandoned mud huts.  There are miles of wind blown sand dunes as far as the eye can see and loads…

Peru Adventures

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Peru Adventures with our Irish visitors We had been looking forward to Friday 15th November for a number of weeks, as on this day two great friends Robin and Claire arrived from The Republic of Cork to Lima in Peru…

Three years ago

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Three years ago, we were sitting looking over Machu Picchu. Sick of shuffling around like we were in a busy shopping mall, we had opted for hiding from the morning crowds in the quarry. We sat down and scoffed our…

Cedar Mesa Utah and the Anasazi

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We hit the pavement on Utah State Route 24 after nearly 70 miles of offroad from Boulder, UT through Capitol Reef National Park on the Burr Trail and turned west going toward Lake Powell, Cedar Mesa Utah and the Anasazi…

Namib-Naukluft Park

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The Namib-Naukluft Park is a park of contrasts; in the Namib part there is sand and koppies (small stone hills); in the Naukluft part there is sand and mountains (large stone hills). The main difference between the two (apart from…

Machu Picchu Through the Backdoor

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To most, Machu Picchu is a bucket list destination, right up there with the Great Wall and the Pyramids of Giza.  It is a destination that defines an entire continent.  But what often comes with such a designation are the…

Broken Hill & Flinders Ranges

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Days on the Road – 10 KLMS Travelled – 2,502 Broken hill is a fascinating outback mining town -silver and zinc were discovered here  back in the 1880′s and created decades of boom and bust cycles as people made and…

Torres del Paine

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Torres del Paine has the reputation as being one of the best places to hike in the world. It also has the reputation as having some of the most changeable and wild weather in the world. When we arrived in…

El Cocuy National Park

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This week we completed a six day hike around the mountains of El Cocuy National Park in Eastern Colombia. This turned out to be a very educational experience for us, with some of the major lessons being: Driving through Central…