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Incas and Reeds

Incas and Reeds

Peru is a new country for us. We cross the border from Bolivia on the shore of Lake Titicaca near Copacabana and perhaps unsurprisingly, the Peru-bit of Lake Titicaca looks remarkably similar to the Bolivia-bit of Lake Titicaca! We’re heading first to Puno on the...
Titicaca and out

Titicaca and out

Titicaca… the highest lake in the world. More accurately the highest navigable lake, although we don’t know exactly what the difference is. It sits at 3,700m on the altiplano and straddles the Bolivia/Peru border. Bolivia has more than a fair share of natural beauty...
Girl On Fire Begging For Gas.

Girl On Fire Begging For Gas.

Loaded with gasoline from Peru we ride into a gas station where we agreed to meet with David again. We want to keep the good gas for when the going gets rough down South so we line up to fill our almost empty tanks. “No we don’t sell to foreigners but the next gas...
The Battle Of Lima

The Battle Of Lima

In over six years of traveling around the world, never has any city garnered as many warnings as Lima. It has been a topic for a long time for me and Azure. And we didn’t think we were going to go, until we found out that Lima would be the last place for a while...
Magical Kuelap

Magical Kuelap

We thought the spot we camped in last night was relatively hidden until dozens of locals walk to and from the main road over the steep path behind our bikes while we are making coffee. Farmers walk their cows and horses to their fields over the same path . The horses...
Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

It was time to ditch the touristy Sacred Valley, and move on to the more remote parts of Peru. Plus, the family had to get a little taste of what overlanding was all about. We picked up the rental car, and in true Peruvian form, it was a humongous hassle. Most simple...
Pisco tasting and the weirdest night

Pisco tasting and the weirdest night

Valle del Elqui, a beautiful place like no other – green valleys set between steep rocky yellow hills. A place known for its production of famous brandy-like national drink – Pisco, which is also a constant source of dispute between Chile and...

Expense Report – Central and South America

I know that everyone wants to know, how we are able to afford this trip and how much it costs. When planning for the world tour, i needed this information for myself. So before we left we decided to record our spending. We tracked every single purchase that we made on...
Books we liked: Peru

Books we liked: Peru

“Death in the Andes”  by Mario Vargas Llosa “Turn right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams “The Last Days of the Incas” by Kim Macquarrie...
Interlude

Interlude

I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the Galapagos, but it is going to be a while. In the beginning of March when we were in La Paz, Bolivia, my best friend Sean died in NY. After a hectic week of trying to figure out what to do, I decided I wanted to fly to NY to be...
Penguins at Punta Tombo – Argentina

Penguins at Punta Tombo – Argentina

I’ve personally started sharing more of the photos of the trip on Instagram and I realize that we don’t really give Hodori the attention he deserves. He has been our home, our place of refuge and emotional security. Silly customs officers aside, Hodori...
Machu Picchu & Cusco

Machu Picchu & Cusco

It was finally time for Machu Picchu, the big ticket item of the family vacation… and when I say big ticket I don’t just mean because it is sought after, well known, mysterious, and classified as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I also mean a...