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So… Suriname!

So… Suriname!

Suriname, Suriname… where exactly is that? Near Vietnam? Nope. Next door to Ghana? Errr, no. It’s on the north coast of South America, above Brazil, snuggled comfortably between French Guiana and Guyana. It’s in the northern Amazon basin, so it’s hot, humid and – at...

21st Century Jungle: The Video!

Catching up a bit here with the last blog about our jungle trip in Suriname. Now, get yourself some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the Suriname Jungle Video: Maroon kids chasing their first ever drone! Sooooo cute! The post 21st Century Jungle: The Video! appeared first...
Introducing “RIGS”

Introducing “RIGS”

We are excited to introduce you guys to a little passion project of ours: RIGS. The idea is to share a short video series that showcases the different overlander rigs and their owners that we meet on the Pan-American Highway. One thing that has struck us, is the sheer...
9 Places to Visit near Historically Important Cajamarca

9 Places to Visit near Historically Important Cajamarca

Cajamarca is the capital city of the Region of Cajamarca in the northern highlands of Peru. It is one of Peru’s most important historic cities. This history goes back before the Spanish, and well before the Inca Empire. There are important historical and...
Machachi

Machachi

I was really enchanted with my last series of ‘chagra’ in Ecuador, so I decided to visit another competition and shoot a new series of photos. I think the photos talk for themselves.       The post Machachi appeared first on BARNA...
Peru & Bolivia Amused Us With The Most Unique Hats

Peru & Bolivia Amused Us With The Most Unique Hats

What really sticks out, particularly in Peru, are the amazingly colourful and strange-looking hats people like to wear. When you look more closely, you will notice that the style of these unique hats often changes from one region to the next. As a matter of fact,...
Chagras Part 3

Chagras Part 3

Here is the third part of the photos I took at the Rumipamba event. It was one of my favourite photography moments in Ecuador.   The post Chagras Part 3 appeared first on BARNA...
Rumipamba

Rumipamba

Part two of the Rumipamba event in Ecuador.   The post Rumipamba appeared first on BARNA...
Chagra

Chagra

The official description goes like ‘Cabalgada de identidad Ruminahuense’. Location: Sangolqui-Rumipamba. Participants: Chagras de Ecuador aka Cowboys of Ecuador. Event: a two day absolutely down to Earth parade-rodeo and what comes with it. Day one: parade...
Suriname: 21st Century Jungle

Suriname: 21st Century Jungle

Suriname has rather a lot of jungle. In fact, it’s pretty much all they’ve got here. Best we take a peek then. Last blog we had the thrill of a live rocket launch in French Guiana, now we see the jungle kids’ thrill of seeing their first drone! We’re...
Colombia de regreso: reencuentro con Sudamérica

Colombia de regreso: reencuentro con Sudamérica

A un año de haber entrado en Estados Unidos, nuestras ganas de estar de vuelta en Sudamérica eran incontenibles. Cuando uno recuerda un lugar o momento tiende a exagerar un poco las cosas y a rescatar lo bueno y maravilloso que vivió allí pasando por alto lo demás. A...
Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

When choosing places to visit along our way, guide books can be useful, although the internet is sometimes more up to date. But nothing beats good advice from people who live there, or locals who’ve been there. That’s how we came to visit Lamas, and the town within a...
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

These photos are taken at the Parque Condor bird sanctuary in Otavalo.   The post Sanctuary appeared first on BARNA...
Topiary

Topiary

As far as I know there are only two topiary gardens in Latin America, Parque Francisco Alvarado, in Zarcero, Costa Rica and the Topiary Garden Cemetery in Tulcan, Ecuador.  We paid a visit to both on our Panamerican rambling. The municipal cemetery in Tulcan has the...
Suriname time-out

Suriname time-out

Teeeny update… So we’ve been parked up for a while, doing not a lot, chilling-out by the river in Suriname with a different type of traveller! These guys are taking some time out from sailing around the world. Yup… across the high seas in those...
Post No.484

Post No.484

Never lower your camera, never quit practicing. I watched a video with a frontline guitar player the other day, yup 3-4 hours practice every day, he said. Why would photography be different? There’s always something out there, dog, cat, mountains, flats, um,...
Olmedo Pesillo

Olmedo Pesillo

One of those ‘just drive and we’ll see where we end up’ day-trip. Drove up from Ibarra to Zuleta and kept going until we reached Olmedo-Pesillo. There are two adjacent indigenous villages under one jurisdiction. Not sure how many tourists are getting...