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This was one of the days with sunshine. A few days earlier the wind was so strong that this lake had mini water tornadoes rolling across it.

Torres del Paine, Chile

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The Tehuelche Indians, Patagonia’s original inhabitants, called the wind Shamej Gooshe, translated as “The Wind Which Goes Round”. Shamej Gooshe was a mythical being who would drag animals and people into his underground liar and kill them. I thought we…
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“Real” Colonial Charm

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Dan After winding our way through the tight one way streets of San Gil, where I may or may not have clipped a bus with the wing mirror, this remains a matter of debate between driver and navigator, we congratulated…
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Riding into Brazil

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There are only about 100 miles to cross to get from Walter’s place to the border with Brazil at Ciudad del Este.  Walter gives us some great ideas about places to camp and some sites we should try and get…
The road we took to Sucre was an unexpected surprise, winding through beautiful countryside.

Sucre, Bolivia

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After crossing the border into Bolivia, our next stop was to be the city of Sucre where we intended to stay and work. We had a choice of routes and weren’t sure which was better, and in the end followed…
The Hoover Dam

School Report 9

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Man Made and Natural Wonders of the World There are things in our world that are truly amazing. They may be something that man has built or they may be something natural. Grumpy and I have been lucky to see…
Quinn checks out the steam engine imported from Germany in 1924.

The Road Less Traveled

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After our last post, we had some friends ask why we made the decision to drive directly from Peru to Chile instead of taking the more-commonly taken route via Cuzco and Lake Titicaca into Bolivia before entering Chile. It is…
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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…
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Asuncion, Paraguay

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Our ride to Asuncion is a long one, and seems to burn through the day quickly.  Having had to deal with a hard-starting bike this morning no doubt has set the tone for the day.  We arrive in Asuncion later…
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De paso por Guayaquil

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Nosotros no teníamos mucho interés en pasar por Guayaquil. En un primer momento las ciudades grandes no es lo que buscamos, salvo que puedan tener un interés cultural fuerte, como Cuenca, Quito etc. Guayaquil más bien moderna, e insegura no…
Fitz Roy. Looks just like the guide book photos. Hell, it looks better =).

Fitz Roy!

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Just a side note before I begin this post. Our blog has been months behind because we chose to travel off the grid and sometimes did not have wifi for weeks at a time. Yesterday we flew back to the…
Platano verde - Arepistan - gastronomía Ecuador

¡Verde que te quiero verde!

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Plátanos verdes a la venta en el mercado de Playas – Villamil – Guayas – EcuadorEs lo que deben exclamar la mayoría de los ecuatorianos cuando ven un racimo de plátanos verdes (De esos que se usan para cocinar)…
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Surfing with Tortugas!

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Arica is the most northern beach town in Chile. We arrived there at the end of a week driving through the (never ending) desert. We were anxious to swim, relax and enjoy the Pacific. Our last surf session was in…
Het einde van de wereld

Het einde van de wereld

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Toen we aan het eind van de Carretera Austral uitkeken over het meer hadden we het gevoel dat we het einde van de bewoonde wereld hadden bereikt. Villa O’Higgins was het laatste dorp op de route en vanaf dit punt…
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¡Sin tetas no hay Montañita!

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Montañita. Destino del que no había oído hablar en mi vida. Siempre que pensaba en Ecuador pensaba en Quito, Guayaquil, volcanes, altitudes, frío… Claro que una sabe que tiene costa, pero de ahí a oír hablar de Montañita… pues por…
Sam stitched a bunch of pictures together and this is what he got.

Patagonia’s hidden gem

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Perito Moreno National Park, not to be confused with the famous Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciers National Park, is tucked away in a remote area of Argentina near the Chilean border. It is one of Argentina’s oldest parks having…

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