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Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

If I’m being honest, Mazatlan has never been our favorite city. It is widely popular and does offer long, stunning beaches, but for a variety of reasons, we have never embraced this Pacific coastal town. However, after braving the Devil’s Backbone and...
Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Crossing the Argentina-Bolivia border north of Humahuaca, as I read the night before on the internet, was meant to be a painful long process. So the next day we arrived prepared. In reality though, everything went rather smoothly and after finishing with the border...
13 Reasons We Loved Returning to Cuenca in Ecuador

13 Reasons We Loved Returning to Cuenca in Ecuador

Our first visit to Cuenca was in 2008. More recently we returned to the third city of Ecuador in June 2017. We had loved it the first time, and we loved returning for a second taste. We had to leave, after just a week, to make it to Pujilí in time for the Corpus...
Lake Tahoe und weiße Weihnachten

Lake Tahoe und weiße Weihnachten

Bei Monika und Gary von Turtle Expedition Nachdem wir endlich mit unserer neuen Heckstoßstange ausgestattet sind, wollten wir Grass Valley zügig verlassen. Die Gegend ist zwar wunderschön und es gäbe noch viel zu entdecken, doch in drei Tagen ist Weihnachten und dafür...
Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Although this topic has been mentioned many times and probably read even more on the internet, we decided to put together this tip post about foreign vehicles & fuel in Bolivia. We spent in total the allowed 30 days in Bolivia and we had absolutely no problems...
Far-west with Whales

Far-west with Whales

The coastal route doesn’t showcase the best of north Peru for the tourist; much more excitement on the Andean route. Loads to see there. But we got that tick last year and boy, is it a sloooow way to go! So this time, after arriving in south Peru from Brazil, crossing...
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.

Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.

This city is in an ideal climate zone. It is surrounded by lush green mountains that send gentle breezes through. It blessed with a light afternoon rain almost daily and a torrential downpour occasionally. Although the valley can also become very warm, we found it to...
Chimborazo

Chimborazo

6,263.47 m / 20,549.4 ft Der höchste Punkt Ecuadors. Der höchste Punkt in unmittelbarer Nähe des Äquators. Jetzt wird es also ernst. Alles vorher war nur Vorbereitung auf das was jetzt kommt. Kindergeburtstag quasi. Caro ist zurück in den Amazonas um noch ein paar...
Ecuador

Ecuador

  Ein SO diverses interessantes Land. Und dabei ist Ecuador so klein im Vergleich zu Kolumbien oder den noch kommenden südamerikanischen Ländern. Und dennoch wussten wir, dass wir wahrscheinlich wieder das Visum aufs Maximale ausreizen würden. Mit einem Viertel...
Giron

Giron

Giron is another colonial town listed on the national heritage list of Colombia. It was on my way with a planned overnight stop so might as well shot some frames. The colonial town centre is part of the big amalgam of Bucaramanga and its like a miniature colonial...
Granada in 5 days

Granada in 5 days

About a month ago we had some very good friends visit us from the states. Prior to coming out here they questioned whether 5 full days would be enough to see the sites around town. Elise and I felt confident that it would be a good first start to Granada, so they...
Barichara

Barichara

Barichara has the nickname of ‘the prettiest small town in Colombia’. Sure, it’s a great place to take some awesome photos. As for me, El Jardin of Antioquia still tops the chart. While not questioning the awesomeness of Barichara, somehow the...
Our Time on Lake Atitlan

Our Time on Lake Atitlan

The huge and spectacular Lago Atitlan was quickly to become our home away from home. We had been on a quick time limit to reach the town of San Pedro, as we were booked in for a few weeks of Spanish lessons, where we would stay with a local family and attempt to blast...