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Argentina – East Coast III

Argentina – East Coast III

Playas Doradas [[After the crazy long drives on long and quite boring roads of eastern Argentina, we needed a place to stay and rest for a while. We checked the map and a small place called Playas Doradas caught our eye – it means golden beaches :) So we drove...
Is Arequipa the Most Beautiful City in Peru?

Is Arequipa the Most Beautiful City in Peru?

Our three visits to Arequipa are almost not enough. This city prompts the use of descriptions such as ‘Peru’s pride and beauty’, ‘picturesque’, ‘graceful and harmonious’, ‘prettiest’ and of course ‘beautiful’. The main reason for the city’s appeal is that its...
No entiendo nada

No entiendo nada

Wir waren zu schnell, hat er gesagt. Wir sind über die Linie gefahren, hat er dann gesagt. Und Schlangenlinien sind wir gefahren, hat er auch gesagt. Und eine 200$-Strafe hätte er jetzt verhängt, hat er gesagt. Nur, wir haben nichts verstanden. Der Google Übersetzer...
Argentina – East Coast II

Argentina – East Coast II

Gaiman [[Gaiman – a small city with non-argentinian sounding name (I immediately thought of Neil Gaiman), was created in 19th century by welsh immigrants and it definitely influenced the local architecture and feeling of the city. You can walk around the town...
Rest stop

Rest stop

We entered Colombia from Ecuador on August 28, 2016. After a few days of driving I was convinced that we will be out from here in about a month. I think the main thing what ticked me off was the road tolls, which can be quite high in Colombia, the fairly high price of...
Little Falls, Big Falls

Little Falls, Big Falls

Argentina has its finger stuck between Paraguay and Brazil. Yes, really! Look on the map… there’s long, narrow, finger-like, sticky-up bit in the far north-east of Argentina: Misiones province. We crossed into Argentina from Paraguay at the bottom of the finger...
Out of the Ordinary: Travelling with Family in Peru

Out of the Ordinary: Travelling with Family in Peru

It’s exciting when close friends or family members want to come and visit us on our overland journey. They want a taste of our life – to share our day to day experiences. It’s not always easy to work out how best to do this in a limited time, but we have managed it...
Paraguay

Paraguay

The Chaco… a chuffing big, flat plain stretching east from the Andes. Covering eastern Bolivia, north-east Argentina, a bit of south-west Brazil and much of Paraguay… it’s big. After the descent from the Bolivian altiplano, it’s a long, long, straight road reaching...
Unexpected Delight for Bird Watchers: the Ite Wetlands

Unexpected Delight for Bird Watchers: the Ite Wetlands

Seemingly endless sections of the coastal highway in Peru can be rather dull and boring. It’s an extremely arid landscape. Everything is bone-dry and dusty – nothing but endless sand and rocks. And then, driving around a bend, you suddenly sit up in surprise!...
The Sacred Valley in Peru Now and Then (2008)

The Sacred Valley in Peru Now and Then (2008)

This was one of the occasions during our current trip, when we went back to what should have been ‘familiar territory’: the region around Cusco in Peru, better known as the Sacred Valley. We spent longer there than expected in 2008 , mostly because both of...
Ontzettend Groen (1701)

Ontzettend Groen (1701)

Terug naar Zuid Amerika ​Met een vertraging van 3.5 uur door een technisch probleem op Schiphol komen we in Lima aan. Afgezien van de confiscatie van drie appels en een mandarijn komen we ook goed het land in en snel bij het hostel. De vertraging is uiteindelijk...
9 Impressions from the Road in the Last Year

9 Impressions from the Road in the Last Year

It’s often the little things which make or break an overland trip. When we write regular blog posts we tend to report about major destinations and sights. Thus little things sometimes aren’t reported because they don’t relate to any topic we write...