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Attentive Bus Drivers of Chile

CHILE | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [900]

I had to put this one in...  all our bus rides in each country have brought forth great memories and stories.  Just to describe how enthralled even the locals are with the unique and picturesque landscape, we’ve caught this one on film.  Here’s our ... Read more >

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Four-Wheelin' Bumpy Bolivian Bus

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Views [950]

We decided to splurge on our nights bus today, 10 hours, from La Paz to the desolate town of Uyuni.  Todo Turismo has the best reputation, so for $25 per person, we get reclining seats, and a bus with heat.  The ride goes up over 5,000m and overnight ... Read more >

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Dropping into La Paz

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [848] | Comments [1]

Driving into the city of La Paz is literally like dropping into a huge canyon with sides 1000M steep, stacked high with cubicle mud-brick homes stacked next to and on top of each other. During the day, the thousands of tiny brown boxes blend in with ... Read more >

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Border to Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [790]

We take an early morning Colectur bus out of Puno this morning to begin our adventure into Bolivia.  It's a three hour ride, winding through small altiplano towns and dusty villages that look like "ghost towns," until we get to the Peruvian ... Read more >

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Hard Life High in the Andes

PERU | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [987]

Life in the high altitudes of the Andes is not easy.  There are few crops that grow at this elevation, and the temperatures are harsh.  Freezing temperatures, unforgiving winds and minimal shelter creates a situation of hard, impoverished lifestyles.  ... Read more >

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Strange, Mysterious Coastline

PERU | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [935]

Our schedule in Peru is dictated now by our set date for our Inca Trail permits. We needed to book our trek a month in advance, and even an month in advance (during low season), the dates were extremely limited. Only 500 people including guides and ... Read more >

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Overnight in Guayaquil

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [922]

We decide to take the bus back to Guayaquil tonight, to be sure we have no issues making our flight out the next day. We would have had to leave the beach on the 5:00 a.m. bus if we were to leave tomorrow, as there are only two busses that go direct, ... Read more >

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A Long Ride Back to Civilization

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [973]

We have three busses/connections to make today, to get ourselves to Baños, our next destination (no, not bathrooms, the city of Baños!). The challenge of the Quilatola loop is getting there and back, as there are only a couple busses a day, and we're ... Read more >

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Heading High into the Andes

ECUADOR | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [866]

The next leg of our journey south takes us from Otavalo to the small town of Latacunga, en-route to the Central Highlands. We were hoping for the skies to clear and to catch a glimpse of the snow capped cones of Volcán Cotopaxi (5897M) and Volcán Chimborazo ... Read more >

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Road to Otavalo

ECUADOR | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1090]

We make our way with our huge packs through historic old Quito, to the bus terminal.  Again, we approach the station with caution and vigilance, as everything we've read and been told about this bus station is not good.  Bag slashing, strap cutting, ... Read more >

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A Long Ride to Ecuador

PANAMA | Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Views [770]

You'd think going from Panama to Ecuador should be just an hour and a half flight, right?  Thanks to our One World Alliance Global Explorer ticket, we need to first fly to Miami, check our bags and selves through customs, and recheck everything again, ... Read more >

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Panamanian Bugs

PANAMA | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [1240]

We awoke with bites all over us this morning.   That's what we get for staying in $30 Hostel Mamallena.  it was the Lonely Planets Author's top pick for budget accommodation.  There was supposed to be air conditioning and screens on the windows.  Guess ... Read more >

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Bus Ride to Xela: On Board Entertainment

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [1167]

We're en route to Quetzaltenango or Xela as the local Maya call it.  The bus rides during our travels thus far have provided the most adventure, entertaining stories and insight into local life and culture.  Guatemala is no exception.  There are various ... Read more >

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Crossing the Atlantic: Adios Espana, Hola Guatemala!

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [788]

Up early, a last Starbuck's in hand, nearly now a memory from the developed world, and a last minute push to get an untested website up and running.  Despite heroic efforts all night and early morning, as Darrin reluctantly admitted, never launch untested ... Read more >

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High Tailing It to Madrid

SPAIN | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [622]

We have only a couple days left in Europe to finish up our blog, calculate and pay estimated taxes, and wrap up bills and other administrative chores.  The lack of information in Tarifa kept us from getting on timely busses, so we caught a mid day ... Read more >

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From Salema to Sevilla

SPAIN | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [740]

We take a fine luxury liner bus after dropping off our car in Lagos, direct to Sevilla, Spain.  We've spent time in Sevilla a few years ago, it's a gorgeous little historical town, with parks, museums, placa's and architecture that's full of culture ... Read more >

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From Barcelona to Madrid to Faro, Portugal

PORTUGAL | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Views [3040] | Comments [1]

We overnighted last night in Madrid, one of my most favorite cities in Spain, en route to Portugal.  Madrid is one of those magical European cities, for me, that holds a ton of culture, history, and a place where I immediately feel at home.  Gorgeous ... Read more >

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Driving the Sinai Peninsula

EGYPT | Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | Views [1898]

The sun cracked open before us, through the early morning haze and clouds, oozing red-ish orange color across the sky.  It's 5:30 a.m. and the painted sky in front of us through the windshield of the car turned hues of pinks, purples, and reds as ... Read more >

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24 Hour Transit: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

EGYPT | Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [758]

It took all day to get from Helsinki to Cairo, thanks to the inconvenient routing of our One World RTW ticket. We were routed through Barcelona for an 8 hour layover, and the Barcelona airport is not the one I'd pick for a long layover. We tried ... Read more >

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600 Euros and Another Night of Opulence

THAILAND | Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Views [737]

We arrive two hours before our FinnAir flight to check in at the Bangkok Airport and are asked if we wish to put our names on a list to give up our seats - the flight to Helsinki is overbooked and they need volunteers to take the next flight out tomorrow.... Read more >

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