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COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Views [449]

Tue 14 May Free morning to walk around this quaint and somewhat beautiful town. At least this morning shops and restaurants were open whereas yesterday by 5pm all shutters were down. Luckily we found a good Italian restaurant last night and enjoyed ... Read more >

Ecuador to Colombia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Views [279] | Comments [1]

Mon 29 Apr Five o'clock departure this morning for a 600km drive to Chugchillan via Riobamba - the last hundred or so kilometres being particularly spectaular with lush farmland hugging the sides of very deep valleys, and forests of every shade of ... Read more >

Peru to Ecuador

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | Views [171]

Mon 15 Apr Today, with guide Pablo and driver, we drove past the snow-capped volcanoes of Misti, Chachani and Ampato, and visited some local villages on the way to our overnight stop in the small town of Chivay, near the Colca Canyon. The canyon, ... Read more >

Bolivia to Peru

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | Views [216]

Wed 03 Apr Did lots of walking to the newer and more upmarket part of town today. Had my nails done for 100Bols (A$14) while Peter 'people watched' at a nearby plaza. Back to the hotel to collect bus tickets for Puno, had a rest, then out to dinner ... Read more >

La Paz here we come!

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | Views [227]

Thu 28 Mar We took a morning tour of an underground working mine to get a feel of the terrible and claustrophobic conditions under which miners still work today. It is also traditional to take gifts to the miners, consisting of dynamite (!), ... Read more >

Chile to Bolivia

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [202]

Sun 10 Mar Eleven hour drive to Santiago, arriving late afternoon and checked into Hotel Espana situated near Plaza Armas, very central. Unfortunately, within an hour of arriving, one of our group was mugged in the street and had her bag ... Read more >

More adventures ..,.Argentina

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | Views [471] | Comments [1]

Monday 18 Feb Mild and overcast all day. Guided tour and walk through Tierra del Fuego NP, named after the indigenous Mapuche tribe that inhabited this region some time ago.  They wore no clothes and kept themselves warm by lighting fires ... Read more >

Just beginning ...

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Views [251] | Comments [3]

  Wed 13 feb ACTION & DSTRACTION ...and the trip has only just started..... 1. Julie selected for random drug search at Melbourne aiport (cleared); 2. Julie selected for random body scan at Sydney (passed); 3. Qantas flight SydneySantiago ... Read more >

Almost time to go ...

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | Views [126] | Comments [1]

Two and a half weeks to go - very excited.  Almost packed.  Lots of last minute things to do.

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