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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...
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...
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...
Not-so-silent night

Not-so-silent night

It’s not every Christmas that we open our presents to the booming sound of Chile’s answer to Snoop-Doggy-Dog (or whatever the latest hip-hop chap is called these days) and to be honest, it wouldn’t be our first choice for 2016 either! Nevertheless, that’s what we get...
Colca and Coast

Colca and Coast

It’s little visited, the south coast of Peru, which is a real shame. Back in September when we travelled up through southern Peru we took, like most travellers, the mountain route via Lake Titicaca and Cusco. Now south-bound, we’re loving the coastal route south of...
Peru Two

Peru Two

“Heading to the Dakar Rally?” we asked the friendly Brit biker at the Peruvian border, “Yeah… I’m competing” came the reply. Blimey. Impressed.com. We’re not quite, or even anywhere near, as brave as Lyndon, but we are keen to go and see what antics the competitors...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
Tot na de pauze (B1614)

Tot na de pauze (B1614)

Laatste dagen Peru De Nasca-lijnen net ten noorden van Nasca in West Peru zijn grote symbolen die als een soort sporen in de woestijngrond gemaakt zijn. Het soort figuren doet denken aan rotstekeningen, maar dan dus veel groter en op de grond. Over de oorsprong ervan...
Tot na de pauze (B1614)

Tot na de pauze (B1614)

Laatste dagen Peru De Nasca-lijnen net ten noorden van Nasca in West Peru zijn grote symbolen die als een soort sporen in de woestijngrond gemaakt zijn. Het soort figuren doet denken aan rotstekeningen, maar dan dus veel groter en op de grond. Over de oorsprong ervan...
From Unbelievable Wealth to World Heritage Status

From Unbelievable Wealth to World Heritage Status

The Saltpeter Extraction Works of Humberstone and Santa Laura in Chile Chile has very few UNESCO World Heritage sites compared to neighbouring countries. In the far north of the country you will find the Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, which were large...
The Big Turn Around

The Big Turn Around

Flexibility… the key to overlanding! Way back in May we left Chile into Bolivia, then on to Brazil, back to Bolivia, then to Peru. Now here we are in Ecuador and we’re making a big turn-around, heading some 3,000 km back southwards. It’s not the most logical of...
Chile – on the way south

Chile – on the way south

Puerto Natales [[We’ve been very busy travelling in Perú, so there was a bit of a delay with the blog. We’ll try to get back to it now, so don’t forget to subscribe ;)///We’ve been very busy travelling in Perú, so there was a bit of a delay...
Galapagos

Galapagos

“I’ve seen enough boobies for today” Things you thought you’d never hear your husband say  But fair cop… these are the red and blue footed avian varieties of boobies, indigenous to the Galapagos Islands and we had indeed seen rather a lot of them on that particular...