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Trip: South America 09

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Monkey magic

PERU | Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | Views [1649] | Comments [1]

Ok, so it’s been a month – probably time we updated this blog. After Galapagos we spent about a week being beach bums on the coast of Ecuador, and getting in a bit of hammock-time. Puerto Lopez has hundreds of humpback whales which come ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, chavo, ecuador, iguazu falls, iquitos, peru, pilpintuwasi, puerto iguazu, puerto lopez, red-faced ukuari

Look into my eyes, my eyes, not around the eyes...

ECUADOR | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [1126] | Comments [1]

We’re still coming down off the Galapagos high. We’d been looking forward to it for most of the trip, and our 8-day tour really lived up to our expectations, especially because we were joined by our UK friends, Jen and John, who we have been travelling ... Read more >

Tags: bartolome, fernandina, galapagos, genovesa, isabella, rabida, santa cruz

Gallery: Galapagos Islands

ECUADOR | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Galapagos Islands and Guayaquil
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Northern Peru

PERU | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [889] | Comments [1]

We’ve finally come down from altitude, and our lungs are happy about it. The weather in Lima is terrible (grey, misty and miserable, which we can get at home), so we’ve headed north towards Ecuador, stopping at a few cities/towns on the way. We bumped ... Read more >

Tags: chan chan, chiclayo, huanchaco, mancora, peru, trujillo

Gallery: Trujillo, Huanchaco and Chiclayo

PERU | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Northern coast of Peru
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Cusco and the Sacred Valley

PERU | Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | Views [1268]

Most countries have at least one over-hyped tourist destination, where everything costs more, the only people you see or meet are tourists, and the whole experience is so sanitised that it feels more like watching a movie than actually being there. ... Read more >

Tags: cusco, machu picchu, sacred valley, valle sagrada

Gallery: Cusco and the Sacred Valley

PERU | Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Is it just me, or does that sound like the title of a bad movie...
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Gallery: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Getting high in La Paz

BOLIVIA | Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [1411] | Comments [7]

The ‘little altitude sickness’ we mentioned in our last entry turned out to be a bit more than that for Jo. She’s fine now, but spent almost three days in bed with altitude sickness and stomach ‘issues’ before calling a doctor at 1am and being admitted ... Read more >

Tags: altitude sickness, hospital, la paz

Gallery: La Paz

BOLIVIA | Friday, 29 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [954] | Comments [1]

This place is paradise. About 3700 metres lower than La Paz, surrounded by miles of beautiful rainforest sits a town called Rurrenabaque. It´s a nice, relaxing riverside town itself, but the real attraction is the nearby Madidi National Park.... Read more >

Tags: bolivia rurrenabaque monkeys

Gallery: Serere and Rurre

BOLIVIA | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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A bicentenary (approximately) party

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [816] | Comments [1]

We arrived in Sucre, the debateable capital of Bolivia, as the locals were preparing for a massive party to celebrate 200 years of independence. The white paint buckets were out in force, and it seemed that every public building (and most private ones) ... Read more >

Tags: sucre bolivia

Gallery: Sucre

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Salt Flats tour

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Tupiza

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Pass the salt please

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Views [1228] | Comments [5]

We’re in Tupiza, Bolivia after an amazing three-day 4x4 trip across the Altiplano and Salt Flats from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The scenery in this area is crazy (we really need to find somewhere ugly for a few days so we can appreciate the landscapes ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia tupiza altiplano

Gallery: San Pedro

CHILE | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

More pics to come...
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Yabba Dabba Doo

CHILE | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [1099] | Comments [2]

We’re now in San Pedro, a funny little tourist town in the middle of the desert (apparently the driest in the world – they got 9mm last year, so suck it up Melbourne) that looks straight out of the Flintstones. The town isn’t really the main attraction ... Read more >

Tags: chile, san pedro


CHILE | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [885]

Despite hitting town on a public holiday and everything being closed, we really liked Santiago. The museums and buildings are quite cool, but the two main highlights were definitely seeing Universidad de Chile beat La Serena at the national football ... Read more >

Tags: santiago chile futbol

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