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Peruvian Protestations

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Dan “Don’t you know it is rude to stare?” I want to yell at the Peruvians, only I know it is rude to yell. Minutes into Peru and I know I am going to be plagued with conflicting feelings about…
Welcome to Cusco

Peru: Machu Picchu

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Time was running out as we had booked a 4 day trek for Quilor’Riti (this will be a separate post) so we left our car in Lima and flew to Cusco. That was a huge mistake. Cusco is at 3600m…
We will be back for you one day, all 6268 meters of you

Summits Not Right

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Dan Lying in the snow after falling for the umpteenth time, I was beginning to get a little frustrated, and to say I hated the fucking crampons that were strapped to my feet was a major understatement. Glancing over to…
Standars? What's a Standars?

Getting High

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Heather We were pretty stoked after the Galapagos and we’re excited to start exploring the Central Valley of Ecuador. Our main goal here was to get acclimated to the altitude and get ourselves ready for some challenging hikes further south.…
Dan We arrived into Ecuador on Heather’s birthday, the day hadn’t got off to a great start. We had to […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=2244&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Easing into Ecuador

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Dan We arrived into Ecuador on Heather’s birthday, the day hadn’t got off to a great start. We had to do a 30 point manoeuvre to get out of the previous nights parking spot, then the road was closed to …
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The Lost-ish City

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Dan While it was once quite lost Ciudad Perdida, is most defiantly now found, and is a very popular multi day trek.  Discovered by treasure hunters/looters in 1972, the bulk of the gold and valuables were spirited away before the…
Hiking to Hielo Azul glacier

Hell of a hike

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Steep scramble to the lake at glacier at Hielo Azul, near El Bolson, Argentina. San Rafael, Argentina / Kent, UK [by Paula] Occasionally, I may be prone to over-stating things – just a little. So when we woke up in…
Dan   Panama wasn’t greeted with the same excited expectation as all the other new countries we have visited. I […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=2062&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

A Ferry Good Experience

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Dan   Panama wasn’t greeted with the same excited expectation as all the other new countries we have visited. I suspect that this is often the case for overlanders, looking to ship their vehicles to South America. It really isn’t…
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Pick-Step-Step: Trekking Ecuador’s Cotopaxi

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We drove in silence, too weary to even discuss our destination. We didn’t need to speak, all three of us shared the same torments; legs that felt like jelly from the ascent, throbbing headaches that belittled our worst hangovers, and…
I am sure we were just fine where we were, the Hulk is svelte

Fire and Water

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Dan We departed the beach and headed to Lago de Apoyo (lago meaning lake in Spanish and Apoyo means, well Apoyo) a large permanently warm volcanic crater lake (but you already knew it was a lake). Our accommodation, the slightly…
Picnic stop with a view

Because I’m worth it

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Picnic stop with a view – Lago Nordernskjold, Torres del Paine national park, Chile. Esquel, Patagonia, Argentina [by Jeremy] Well, we’re here now. I suppose we better go and see what all the fuss is about. There are some places…
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El Salvador Christmas Vacation

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Dan Can’t say that crossing into El Salvador was difficult but it was worryingly disorganized, with the exception of the official that met us when we first entered and guided us through the initial part of the process. After that…
 Can you spot Rambo?

The End of Vacation

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Rice. Beans.Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans. Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans…..Fried Chicken….Beer…. It’s two months into our trip and this diet has been on repeat for weeks. For anyone that’s travelled in Latin America, you may know what it feels like to…
Yosemite Half Dome Descent

Hiking Half Dome – Yosemite National Park

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We are on the rim of the immense glacier carved valley in the bright sun and wind, gripping steel cables through rubberized gloves, barely balanced on an arching back of pale granite, breathing thin air that catches in our lungs…
Heather We rolled into the Antigua tourist police compound with our brakes steaming a little, our first task was to […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=1604&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

You Shook Me All Night Long

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Heather We rolled into the Antigua tourist police compound with our brakes steaming a little, our first task was to chat to the policeman and find a mechanic.  While our rotors were being turned and front brake pads sourced, we…
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Tikal My Fancy

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Dan There is not too much to say about Tikal, it is stunning, the jungle, the ruins, the monkeys, it rightly deserves its place as a must see destination. The drive there was long but we had great company in…
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Costa Rica: Bring your camera

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A short drive past the border from Nicaraugua found us turning off the main road onto rough gravel, winding through a small town with kids out playing, back through woods and small concrete bridges, eventually pulling into the driveway of…
Dan After having limited success independently hiking in Mexico, we were apprehensive about the opportunities that awaited us in Guatemala. […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=1377&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Take a Guide or You Might Die

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Dan After having limited success independently hiking in Mexico, we were apprehensive about the opportunities that awaited us in Guatemala. We lined up three potential hikes for the first week, two out of the three recommended guides, both because of…
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On the road to Whistler

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Not being fans of crummy weather, the advantage of living in a house with wheels is that you can relocate to drier climates as it takes your fancy. This is why we left Banff slightly sooner than initially planned, but…

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