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South America 2015

Breathtaking Quito

ECUADOR | Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Views [364]

Breathtaking Quito   Quite literally, Quito sits at 2850m above sea level and the air is thin, we didn't really notice it on our 8 hour stop on the way to the Galapagos but once you start walking up and down the mountains of the old town ... Read more >


Photos: Equador - Galapagos

ECUADOR | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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A little piece of heaven on Earth

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [306]

A little piece of heaven on Earth    Thursday we had a ferry ticket booked to leave Santa Cruz Island and spend a few days on Isla Isabela, a much more remote, smaller, less tourist-y island.    Jorge woke up sick as ... Read more >


'Life's so much better, down where it's wetter, take it from me'

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [405]

'Life's so much better, down where it's wetter, take it from me' - Sebastian the Crab   Juanita's first day of diving school was a morning of theory and videos followed by an afternoon in the pool learning skills. Sadly the local pools ... Read more >


Taking it all in

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [363]

Taking it all in   Thursday 16th   On arrival at the island of Baltra we grabbed our bags and shuffled onto the bus to the ferry to the bus to the town. On the ferry we were greeted by a sea-lion lazing on the channel bouys. Our ... Read more >


Photos: Colombia - Bogota

COLOMBIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Bounce Bounce Bounce

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | Views [313] | Comments [1]

Bounce Bounce Bounce   The day after the trek was a designated recovery day. We did nothing. Stayed in the hostel, lounged in hammocks or couches and caught up on the correspondence, wrote the blogs and occasionally snoozed, went for a walk ... Read more >


Photos: Columbia - Ciudad Perdida - Lost City Hike

COLOMBIA | Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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( More ) Mud, Sweat and Tears. Finding the Lost City

COLOMBIA | Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | Views [339]

( More ) Mud, Sweat and Tears. Finding the Lost City   Day 1 (8km)   We all met at the tour office in Santa Marta and piled into the 4 wheel drives set to take us to into the jungle. We had read a lot of reviews about the 4 day ... Read more >


Mud Mud Glorious Mud

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | Views [286]

Mud mud glorious mud Once we'd recovered from being pirates on the high seas we explored Cartagena city. It has a very romantic setting, the town surrounded by colonial stone walls, right on the waters edge. The entire Old Town is a Unesco world ... Read more >


Photos: Columbia - Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Panama - Sailing

PANAMA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Ahoy Amigos - Panama to Columbia

PANAMA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | Views [316]

Ahoy amigos   In typical fashion our ride had the times wrong and we were hustled out of bed at the hostel as the car was waiting at 5am, not 5:30 as the receptionist said, grumpy hostel guy pushed us out the door and again ... Read more >


Photos: Panama - City & Canal

PANAMA | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Amazing - the Panama Canal

PANAMA | Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | Views [422]

Amazing - the Panama Canal   We had one day in Panama City, which was perfect to tick 'see the Panama Canal' off the before-I-die-bucket-list.   The hostel had free pancakes all day, so Jorge cooked up brekky then we jumped in ... Read more >


The wheels on the bus go round and ... Oh wait

PANAMA | Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | Views [304]

The wheels on the bus go round and ... Oh wait   An early  5am  rise and we were on the water taxi from Bocas Del Toro islands, then a normal taxi to the bus station, well, the shed where the bus stops. We'd packed some supplies ... Read more >


Photos: Panama - Bocas Del Toro

PANAMA | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Welcome to Paradise

PANAMA | Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | Views [228]

Welcome to Paradise !   The early morning shuttle to the border greeted us on South America time ( late ) and oversold. The sardine shuttle got us to the border and the 16 step process to get across the Costa Rica / Panama border began. ... Read more >


Photos: Costa Rica - Puerto Viajo

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery


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The Waiting Game

COSTA RICA | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | Views [295]

The Waiting Game   Monday morning  and we drove back to San Jose and dropped off the hire car. According to google maps, the accommodation and the embassy weren't that far away, not the first time google maps has been wrong. The hire ... Read more >


Photos: Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Manuel Antonio Escape

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | Views [271]

Manuel Antonio Escape   So with the passport ordered we hit the road to get away for the weekend. The morning consisted of some shopping in San Jose, buying a new pack and some clothes to get me through, hopefully until the insurance company ... Read more >


Photos: Costa Rica - Tamarindo

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Tico Bandito Tamarindo

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | Views [278]

Tico Bandito Tamarindo ( Costa Rican Local Thief )   Tamarindo started so well, really cool hostel, nice people, happening place. We had cocktails on the beach as the sun set, picked out which of the 75 foot Catamerans we would sail around ... Read more >


The road to Tamarindo

COSTA RICA | Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | Views [253]

The road to Tamarindo   From Monteverde we headed towards the beach and left the mountains and that dodgy road behind. The track was much easier in daylight and without mud but we still had a few moments getting down the mountain. We headed ... Read more >


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