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One day in our Colombian life

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It is a Sunday in October. Back home the leaves are turning into beautiful colors in homage to the Autumn season. Kids are getting ready for Halloween and are preparing their Halloween costumes. Oh how I miss Fall! We have…

Galapagos Islands- To cruise or not to cruise

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There are two ways to see the Galapagos islands, by organized cruise or independent travel island by island (or I guess a combo of both is possible). Almost everyone who goes does organized cruises, and trying to find information on…

Ciudad Abierta, Arquitectura de Ritoque

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I promised in my blog post Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas that I would find out more about the “Arquitectura de Ritoque”. This was initially sparked by one of Yasha’s English students, who had excitedly mentioned his…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

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After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

The road to Buenos Aires

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Uruguay has lots of lovely vintage cars.Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] The urge to just get ‘there’ – wherever there may be – is not something with which the slow traveller is familiar. Whilst most of us have goals…

Ecuador- A brief visit to the coast

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Having spent almost a year traveling Mexico and Central America, we have had our fill of beach time and since we left Colombia, our desire to be on the coast is minimal. So we debated if we would even visit…

Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar: Horcón to Papudo

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In my last post I listed the towns between Viña del Mar and Ventanas , the southern turn-off towards Horcón.Horcon: colourful main beach (fishing coop in background)Horcón Built on the steep side of a hill, the main part…

Ecuador- The volcano adventures

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There is something very primal about volcanoes. They are massive, dangerous, unpredictable, beautiful and very exotic (to this California girl at least). We saw many volcanoes throughout Central America, but the ones in Ecuador took the whole volcano thing to…

The long last day in Ecuador

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Vilcabamba is the last place we stay in Ecuador, and it has been gorgeous. We’ve heard from friends who have gone on ahead of us that the road ahead, which is largely dirt to the Peruvian border, is a nightmare…

Exploring Villa de Leyva

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After having been on the road for a couple of weeks, we needed to find a spot to rent a house for a month so I could work to pay the bills and so Quinn could play Minecraft. We’ve found…

Hoje é um dia diferente na Bolivia

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Ao contrario de um dia normal, somente carros autorizados circulam pelas ruas da Bolivia. Nós, que estamos em Sucre, capital constitucional do país, tivemos que deixar o Lobo estacionado em uma praça, pois esta expressamente proibido dirigirmos por ai. Isso…

Northern Ecuador

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Leaving Colombia we both felt really sad, the same way we felt when we left Mexico. It was a country that was easy to fall in love with and we did not want to leave it, but we need to…

Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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We rode south from Cuenca on a weekday on one of the main highways, but not the PanAm. There’s virtually no traffic which is nice, and we spend most of a day getting from Cuenca to Loja and then on…

Arequipa encantadora!

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O Peru é um país cheio de encantos e muito rico culturalmente. Chegamos em Arequipa, nosso primeira destino no país e o plano inicial era ficar somente dois dias na cidade, pois sabíamos que o centro era considerado Patrimônio da…

Ano novo no Atacama!

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Você já ouviu falar sobre o deserto do Atacama no Chile? Já cogitou visita-lo? Bom, se esse lugar nunca entrou na sua lista de lugares para conhecer, vale considera-lo. Nós já o visitamos duas vezes e para nós, continua sendo…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas

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The coast north of Viña del Mar (or the better known Valparaíso, which is just a few clicks further south) is certainly not yet over-developed, although more and more is being covered up with concrete. So far, each place along…

Budget: Colombia

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Water, water everywhere

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Worth a detour: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] We Brits are sticklers for punctuality. So it seemed a trifle rude to turn up to our friends’ house in Buenos Aires, more than a year late. “Sorry about…

Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago

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Like many cities in the world, Santiago offers free entry to their museums one day a week – this happens to be Sundays, when most of the shops in town are closed. One museum I can recommend, specially to those…

Camp Site List: Colombia

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All of these campsites (and more) are available over on iOverlander.com Navy Museum Parking lot Date Visited: 07/01/2014Location: 10.42125, -75.55278 (Altitude: -20 feet) Parked here for a night. Secure and just enough room to maneuver our rig.Internet: No…