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A Month in Cochabamba // Bolivia

A Month in Cochabamba // Bolivia

Beyond Eduardo National Park, and the Salar de Uyuni, our plans for Bolivia remained uncertain. We don’t have a bucket list for our travels, or even a specific route beyond knowing the countries we’ll visit. Waking up every morning and knowing we can do...
Altiplano and  whiteness

Altiplano and whiteness

We’re high. Very high. We’ve been plodding around the Bolivian altiplano, often at well over 4,000 m (13,000ft). After the central cities of Sucre and Potosí we’ve moseyed-on down to the remote south-west corner of Bolivia: volcanos, lakes and the world’s largest...
Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Yellowstone was utter madness. After the relative peace and tranquility of Grand Teton, Yellowstone was like stepping in to nature’s (or the NPS’) version of Disneyland. The Majority of our Yellowstone Experience Don’t get me wrong, the static mixture of vast pine...
Riobamba

Riobamba

What supposed to be a one night stay turned out to be three. After visiting Chimborazo I stayed another two nights, mainly because I had to pull off the front wheels again, the brake felt strange on the van after I had a brake check in Cuenca. Switched around the pads...
Heating Up In The California Desert

Heating Up In The California Desert

While slowly driving towards our happy place in Baja, we hit Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave desert of California. You would not want to visit these hot, dry places in the summer – we were even pushing it visiting them at the...
Closer to the Sun

Closer to the Sun

OK, how should I write this up? Although Chomolugma aka Mt.Everest is the highest mountain measured from sea level, from the center of the Earth Chimborazo is farthest point on this globe. We could say that is the closest point to the sun. Being Albertan for 20 years...
Torres del Paine II

Torres del Paine II

[[After an amazing hike to Tres Torres we decided to take it slow and visit less touristy places. On our way to Laguna Azul we saw a lot of guanacos (type of camelid). They are shy and together with vicuñas they have not been domesticated. Domesticated friends are...
Alausi

Alausi

Left Cuenca early with the intention of catching the Alausi Sunday market and the Nariz del Diablo train going through the town. Arrived in Alausi around just after noon, parked the van right beside the market and kicked off the photo tour. It got pretty hot despite...
The Andes

The Andes

The Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world. They extend through seven countries about 7,000 km. A few shots from today’s drive as an introduction, many more to come on the way. This is where Canon says to Sony ‘Hey kiddo, watch...
Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

  To most, Uyuni is little more than a jumping off point to visit the area’s local attractions. A small town stretching only a few km’s in each direction from its centre, it offers a bustling market place, a few backpacker-focused restaurants with the...
Mexico, Jalisco

Mexico, Jalisco

After celebrating our birthdays in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta we drove through the mountains and crossed into the state of Jalisco on February 25, 2016. When we started planning our trip to Mexico we contacted our friend John who is originally from Scotland...
Chordeleg

Chordeleg

My visit to Chordeleg was shorter than I imagined. Although the town has a nicely renovated historic center, it was somehow too much of a buy-buy. The whole center is shops, carrying whatever might catch a tourist off-guard and reach for the wallet. The main industry...
Sigsig

Sigsig

After San Bartolome I headed to Sigsig, also unplanned, just like that. I clicked with the small town quickly, its laid-back atmosphere and awesome colonial buildings, built of adobe bricks and wood combination. My kind of place to stroll around with a camera. A quick...
Guitar

Guitar

Just say guitar and I’ll be there. Actually, the truth is I had no idea that today I end up chatting with luthiers of Ecuador, more specifically the highland town of San Bartolome, about hour or so out from Cuenca. What catches me is how open and friendly these...
Canada- Eastern BC 2016

Canada- Eastern BC 2016

We crossed the border at Roosville out of Montana. It was a simple crossing with a few basic questions: How long will you be in Canada? Where are you going? I see you have dogs; I assume they are current on vaccinations? Do you have any fruits or vegetables? Do you...