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Trip: South America

There are [36] stories from my trip: South America


The end of the road – Northern Chile (San Pedro de Atacama, Copiapo, La Serena, Caldera, La Serena,

CHILE | Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Views [2238] | Comments [1]

Crossing into Chile from Bolivia is like crossing into a different world. After 20 meters there is an actual paved road, border crossing no longer consists of make shift building in a middle of nowhere and there are pavements. Civilization has its ... Read more >

Tags: bahia inglesa, chile, copiapo, la serena, on the road, punto choros, san pedro atacama, valle del luna, valparaiso


Southern Bolivia - Sucre, Potosi, Tupiza and Uyuni tour

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [6075] | Comments [5]

I had great expectations from Sucre. I have heard from so many people about how charming the place was and I was really looking forward to spending few days there. The bus journey was awful. I was on the bus that kept getting flat tyres and then in ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, mines, potosi, salt flats, sucre, tarabuco, tupiza, uyuni


Photos: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Bolivia; Lucha Libre and my first 6000m climb (Isla del Sol, La Paz, Huayna Potosi)

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Views [978]

After incredibly painful overnight journey I arrived at the border with Bolivia. Considering my previous experience with border crossing this has turned out to be pretty easy and painless. As I was alone again after leaving my international trekking ... Read more >

Tags: 6000m, bolivia, cholitas, climbing, huayna potosi, isla del sol, la paz, tiwanaka


The world’s deepest canyon and the road to Machu Picchu (Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Salkantay)

PERU | Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | Views [1351]

 I didn’t do justice to Arequipa. I only stayed there for one night but I really like the city. It was themost charming place I’ve seen since Cuenca. For me however it was a launching pod to Colca Canyon. In Arequipa I reunited with ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, canyon colca, inka ruins, machu picchu, salkantay, trekking


Photos: Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Peru – finally seeing some ruins (Chachapoyas, Trujillo, Santa Cruz)…

PERU | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [1118]

I was incredibly happy to finally get to Chachapoyas. And I was not disappointed. It’s a lovely city with white washed buildings and the star attraction of pre Inca ruins in nearby Kuelap. There are plenty of other things to do around Chachapoyas ... Read more >

Tags: chachapoyas, chan chan, huacachina, huaraz, ica, kuelap, moche, peru, santa cruz, trujillo


Trying my luck with another volcano and the saga of getting to Peru (Banos, Rio Bamba, Cuenca)

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | Views [746]

Banos was meant to be a break from walking. But then I forgot that as the main attraction it had a lot of adventure sports. Mindful of it supposed to being a relaxing destination I opted for the 70km bike ride to Puyo through the waterfall valley. I ... Read more >

Tags: banos, cuenca, ecuador, la balsa, san ignacio, trekking, vilcabamba, zumba


Photos: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Ecuador – the land of volcanos and the indigenous people (Otavalo, Quito, Latacunga)

ECUADOR | Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | Views [1154]

Crossing the border to Ecuador turned out to be quite simple, if a bit long and painful, process. After a really bumpy journey to Ipiales, we swapped for a mini van to the border, quickly got our stamps, then another van to Tula, where ... Read more >

Tags: cotopaxi, ecuador, latacunga, otavalo, quilotoa, quito, trekking


Finally heading in the right direction – Cartagena, Medellin, Salento, Popayan

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | Views [11808] | Comments [1]

With a bit of time in my hands in Parque Tayrona I actually managed to do some calculating and realised that I might be running out of time. That meant that I could no longer afford the luxury of overstaying and needed to get myself ... Read more >

Tags: cartagena, colombia, medellin, popayan, salento, silvia, valle de cocora, zona de cafetera


Santa Marta, Parque Tayrona and the Ciudad Perdida trek

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | Views [3212]

After slightly painful (Colombian roads are proving to be a bit challenging) overnight bus journey I arrived to Santa Marta. I was really lucky to be staying with a family of a friend there and in truly Colombian fashion they took care ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, ciudad perdida, losy city, on the road, parque tayrona, santa marta, trekking


Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Getting to know the new country – Bogota, Villa de Leyva, San Gil

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | Views [2089]

A quick flight to Bogota from Leticia (there is no other route) meant getting a slight temperature shock on arrival. I went from close to 40 degrees to 15… It also meant getting further away from Brazil and settling into travel in a new country.... Read more >

Tags: barrichara, bogota, colombia, on the road, raquira, san gil, villa de leyva


The epic boat journey - Manuas to Tabatinga

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | Views [2479] | Comments [3]

I have been struggling to think of a way to describe this boat journey. It's 7 days on a tiny vessel with about 100 other people, all sleeping in a very close proximity to your hammock. All your stuff is laid out on the floor and you basically have ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, boat, leticia, manaus, on the road, tabatinga


The jungle adventures

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [1215]

When you arrive to Manaus you really don't get a feeling of being in a middle of a jungle. It's a very modern and huge city with a pleasant centre and some good museums. But its mostly a place to get supplies for the jungle or boat trip. We ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, amazonas, jungle, manaus, on the road


I see donkeys everywhere - Jericoacoara and Fortaleza

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [1461]

  Getting to Jericoacoara seemed like a perfect plan: bus from Pipa to Natal, overnight bus from Natal to Fortaleza, another bus from Fortaleza to Jeri in the morning. It did work out but ended up being a painful 24 hour journey and the night ... Read more >

Tags: beches, capoeria brasil, fortaleza, jeri, jericoacoara, on the road


North East beaches - Recife, Olinda, Pipa

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [1762]

It was heartbreaking stuff saying good bye to Kilombo but with my visa running out it was inevitable that I had to leave. So I jumped on the bus to Salvador where I enjoyed my last night in Bahia. It was celebrated in style with a street roda ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, brazil, olinda, on the road, pipa, recife


Getting on the road again

BRAZIL | Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | Views [420]

  Its been nearly two months now since I arrived at Kilombo. I cant quite believe that its gone so fast. With my visa running out in a month I decided that its time to leave and seek new adventure. I will miss this place greatly. I am not sure ... Read more >

Tags: bahia, capoeira, salvador, valenca


The return to Kilombo

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Views [674]

  And so it's already been nearly a month of a quiet life at Kilombo. The time just seems to fly here even though on the surface not much seems to happen.   As soon as I arrived I really felt like part of the community here. It was ... Read more >

Tags: bahia, brazil, capoeria, kilombo, salvador, valenca


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