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Peruvian Protestations

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Dan “Don’t you know it is rude to stare?” I want to yell at the Peruvians, only I know it is rude to yell. Minutes into Peru and I know I am going to be plagued with conflicting feelings about…
Coffee Colombia

Coffee Colombia

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24th December Colombia is working on shaking off its perceived image as a dangerous and risky place to visit; to attract more visitors to its shores, it has adopted a new slogan ‘The only risk is wanting to stay’.  So…
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

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14th -21st December The Colombian capital of Bogota is such a polar opposite to Villa de Leyva from where we had just come from that it is honestly a bit of a shock to the system!  The sheer amount of…
We took a local commuter train into the city to visit a railway museum there. Unfortunately it was closed for a holiday, but at least there was a steam engine out front to play on.

The Land of Water

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After spending so much time at high altitudes with dry, cold weather, we were looking forward to getting to Buenos Aires at sea level, where we thought it would be a little warmer. It was more humid, but at 34…
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Stats Ecuador

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Days in country: 57 Money spent: $5815.88 (daily average $102.03) Distance driven: 2545km/1581miles Longest drive: 378km/235miles Average distance per day: 45km/28miles Books read: H=5 D=5 Audiobooks=3 (just started listening while driving, it’s awesome) Beers tried: 22 Distance hiked/ran: 144km/90miles Elevation…
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Peruvian Desert and Oasis

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From the moment we stepped into Peru we were in the desert. That was completely unexpected. Left and right we had tall dunes and nothing else in sight. We were in a rush to get to Mancora, a beach town…
Colombia’s Salt Cathedral

Colombia’s Salt Cathedral

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13th December Today we leave for the capital, Bogota, 159kms away along bumpy winding roads through the mountains at 2500m with scenic views overlooking the patchwork green fields in the valley below us.  Driving on the mountain ridge, road work…
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Hitting The Road… Finally

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Hello and welcome to our second blog post on the road. Eeek! Can’t believe it’s been two and a half months since we left Azul and really got this roadtrip started. Aaaaaand this is out first blog post since. #awkward…
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Horsing around

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Riding in to a glistening mountain lake was the highlight of our Chilean horse trek with Lot. Salto de las Rosas, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina [by Jeremy] We haven’t seen another soul all day. The mountains reflect as if the…
Welcome to Cusco

Peru: Machu Picchu

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Time was running out as we had booked a 4 day trek for Quilor’Riti (this will be a separate post) so we left our car in Lima and flew to Cusco. That was a huge mistake. Cusco is at 3600m…
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Exiting Ecuador (not that we wanted to)

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Heather Our next stop would be driving the Quilotoa Loop, a well-known beautiful drive.  Our first day, we didn’t really get it, as the hills and mountains were shrouded in a heavy cloud.  We stopped for the night and it…
I woke up on our first day to go drink my coffee on the beach. As I was looking at the waves a penguin swam out and walked up next to me. So cool!

The Valdes Peninsula-Orca attacks

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One night in December sitting around a camp fire in Northern Patagonia, our Swiss friend Simone told us about the famous Valdes killer whales. She explained that on the Valdes Peninsula orcas will swim up on the beach and strand…
Hacienda El Castillo

Ecuador: Land of Chocolate

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It was a long drive out of the Quilotoa Loop. Our original plan was to stop by a chocolate tour, since Ecuador’s chocolate is some of the best in the world, then stop for the night somewhere near the border…

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