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Bolivia – X’s Most X-est X

BOLIVIA | Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | Views [1643]

Bolivia is a pretty unique and mind-boggling place – a land of extremities if you will. South America’s Poorest Country, South America’s Richest Country in Resources. It has the World’s Highest City (La Paz), is South America’s Most Indigenous Country, ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, desert

Photos: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

Deserts, salt flats, deadly roads and the world's highest city
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Chile: Australia with Mountains?

CHILE | Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | Views [1270]

We flew into Santiago after a horror flight from Quito – an overnighter, where the cabin wasn’t properly pressurised, a loud French family were continuously moving and play-fighting around us, the cabin lights left on full all night, and duty free ... Read more >

Photos: Chile - the First Time

CHILE | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

Times in Chile, including Santiago, Portillo, Chanarel and the Atacama Desert
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The Best Six Days of Our Lives: The Galapagos Islands

ECUADOR | Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | Views [2766]

Galapagos Islands - famed for Darwin, fauna, huge volcanoes and a history of pirates, whalers and convicts. All of our lives, we’ve been intrigued to see the islands about 1000km off the coast of Ecuador, to see what it was that inspired Darwin. In ... Read more >

Tags: ecuador, galapagos, wildlife

Photos: Galapagos Islands

ECUADOR | Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

250 of our favourite photos from Galapagos - it took a hell of a while to strip it down to this!
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Colombia – So Much More than Beautiful Women and Loads of People Trying to Sell Drugs

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | Views [2248]

In recent years, Colombia has become a bit of a tourist mecca and with damn good reason. After sailing from Panama, we arrived in Cartagena – our favourite city so far. We got a comically small taxi from the dock to the old city, and after a bit of ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, colombia, paragliding

Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery

Um Colombia was kind of excellent, and I had a really hard time weaning out photos, so this is kind of a big gallery. Apologies!
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Sloths, Canals and Dolphins: Costa Rica, Panama and the San Blas Islands

PANAMA | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [2768]

We left Nicaragua for a whirlwind trip through Costa Rica and Panama, before looking to sail from Panama’s Caribbean Coast down to Cartagena, Colombia. From Ometepe, we headed off with Crystal, and caught a taxi to the border, a nice trip past the ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, panama, san blas islands

Photos: Panama and the San Blas Islands

PANAMA | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Photos from Panama City, the Canal and a sailing trip from Puerto Lindo, through the San Blas Islands and into Cartagena, Colombia
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Tags: canals, panama, san blas islands

Photos: Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Cloud forests, tarantulas, sloths, magic.
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Tags: cloud forests, costa rica, fauna

Nicaragua - straight from the pages of fantasy.

NICARAGUA | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [1459]

There’s something magical about volcanoes – the stark shape, the implied danger, the breathless views from the top. Now imagine a huge lake, 160km long and 70km wide; the only lake in the world containing sharks, nonetheless; with two volcanoes, joined ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, nicaragua, volcanoes

Photos: Nicaragua. Classic Central America

NICARAGUA | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Photos from Leon, Granada and the Isle de Ometepe
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Tags: lake, nicaragua, volcano

Honduras - Great Diving, Stupid Currency. Also, you can stay at a Brewery!

HONDURAS | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Views [1976] | Comments [2]

After overspending time in Mexico and Guatemala, we were limited with our time available for Honduras. After 5 Mayan ruins, we figured the Copan ruins weren’t going to show us much we hadn’t seen before, so decided to undertake the epic journey from ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, diving, honduras, rafting

Photos: Honduras - Diving, Beer, Rafting

HONDURAS | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Photos from our quick stay in Honduras
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Guatemala Part 2: Need More Time

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | Views [1324]

We enjoyed San Pedro la Laguna and were learning so much Spanish, we decided another week was in order. It was a great time – our host family excellent, the location relaxing and idyllic, we met some new friends, it felt like home (that there were ... Read more >

Tags: guatemala, ruins, volcanoes

Photos: Guatemala - The low lands and also some of the highlands

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Photos from Lago de Atitlan, Antigua, Semuc Champey, Flores and Tikal
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Guatemala Part 1: Where Volcanoes, Lakes and Volcanoes meet Gothic Architecture

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Views [2374]

Coming into Central America, Bron and I agreed that Guatemala was the place that we were most looking forward too. Mexico was so impressive (with the exception of Bron getting a case of Mexican Two-Step) that I wondered whether Guatemala could hope ... Read more >

Tags: guatemala, hiking, volcano

Photos: Guatemalan Highlands - Volcanoes anyone?

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

A touch of the hiking and backpacking goodness that is the Guatemalan highlands. Also San Cristobal de las Casas in Southern Mexico
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Mexico - What Mayan Ruin is Best for Me? and other stories

MEXICO | Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | Views [1898]

The last couple of weeks have been spent on the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas regions of southern Mexico. These areas are famous for beaches (especially Cancun), Mayan ruins, cave diving, being hot and old Spanish settlements. Our travels took us from ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cenotes, mexico, ruins

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