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Photos: Rio Carnival

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Paradise Paraty!

BRAZIL | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Paradise in Paraty!!!

BRAZIL | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [546] | Comments [1]

We left Iguazu to embark on a 32 hour journey across the Argentinean border into Brazil and on to the cute colonial and coastal town of Paraty, four hours south of Rio.   The journey should have involved five buses and a taxi but at the last minute ... Read more >

Iguazu Falls!

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | Views [342]

We were gutted about leaving Buenos Aires (by far our favourite place so far) and figured we needed to do something good to feel happy about having left.  And what better than one of the 7 natural wonders of the world?!!!!  The Iguazu Falls are one of ... Read more >

Photos: Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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A crime statistic and still loving Buenos Aires!!

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | Views [323]

Buenos Aires - the city that never sleeps!!!  Well, it certainly lived up to its reputation!!  Never have I seen so many sunrises and sunsets and so few middays!!!!  We loved Buenos Aires, ended up staying for 2 and a half weeks and if we didnt have ... Read more >

Argentinian Detox or not?!!!!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | Views [441]

After the excesses of Christmas and New Year we decided it was time for a detox!  We also worked out that we've budgeted 1000 pounds per month and we're away for 7 months and yet we only have 4000 pounds each!!!!!  Who did the maths?!!!  I'm not quite ... Read more >

Photos: Bolivian Christmas!

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 10 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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White Christmas!

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | Views [881]

Well, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!  Rather belated, I admit, though I have been in the Atacama desert and cut off from civilisation (and the rest of the time pissed or recovering from the night before!!)  We started our second Gap Adventures ... Read more >

Bolivia: On a budget!!

BOLIVIA | Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | Views [1353] | Comments [2]

So having said our sad farewells to our Gap Adventures group (who were travelling on through Bolivia and into Chile - the trip we will do starting on 14th Dec) we were all on our own in the big, high altitude (3900metres above sea level)smog-fest that ... Read more >

Peru: Poverty, pom poms and partying on Pisco sours . . . Oh, and Maccu Pichu!!

PERU | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [1696] | Comments [2]

We have now completed our 21 day whistle stop tour of Peru and crossed the frontier into Bolivia!!  Though its hardly noticeable that we´ve changed countries cos ts all very similiar, apart from a change in currency and even cheaper! We were struck ... Read more >

Gallery: First Stop Peru

PERU | Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

How many llama photos is too many?!!
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Here we go!!!!!!

PERU | Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | Views [626] | Comments [5]

And they´re off!!!! Its got to be said, I was freaking out on the flight here, thinking what on earth am I doing?!!  And after having such an amazing weekend in Brighton with the best of friends, who can blame me?! But now the trip is underway, its ... Read more >

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