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L&L On the Road Lars & Louise on a world-sampling tour

A Quick Note on Sand, Salt and Northern Chile

CHILE | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | Views [518]

From Ecuador, we ventured into the north of Chile. We visited the cosy coast town Arica, which is lovely and probably even lovelier in summer time when you can better utilize the gorgeous beach. We took relaxing strolls in the somewhat chilly city instead, ... Read more >

Tags: arica, chinchorro mummies, desert, san pedro de atacama, seafood, valley of the moon


Photos: Chile

CHILE | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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The Rest of Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | Views [1162]

I first visited Peru five years ago, and have longed to come back ever since. Back then I only visited the Titicaca Lake and trekked the so called Inca trail from Cusco to Machu Piccu, but I knew there was more to Peru. And so, finally, I got to ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, chiclayo, huaraz, inca, mountain bike, nasca lines, peru, the andes, trekking, trujillo


Photos: Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Ecuador & the Galapagos

ECUADOR | Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | Views [1251] | Comments [4]

Northern Ecuador After our brief LA visit we ended up staying a month in beautiful Ecuador, including a visit to the spectacular Galapagos Islands. This is quite a bit longer than we originally planned, but we could have easily spent even more ... Read more >


Photos: LA

USA | Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Stopover in Los Angeles

USA | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Views [378]

On our way from Fiji to Ecuador, we managed a quick stopover in Los Angeles where we visited a good friend of ours that Louise met when she was travelling in Peru a couple of years back: Benjamin Weiss (hereinafter referred to as “Ben” ;-)).   ... Read more >


Fiji

FIJI | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Views [742]

After a few too many nights sleeping in a van, Louise and I felt we needed a vacation from the vacation so to speak (yes – travelling does take its toll…). Alas, from New Zealand we went on holiday to Fiji. True to form, we left booking accommodation ... Read more >


Photos: Fiji

FIJI | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Sweet as New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 5 Jun 2010 | Views [1675] | Comments [2]

Three weeks in NZ New Zealand has it ALL – (including but not limited to:) beautiful landscapes, scenic drives, wine regions, sheep, volcanoes, thermal hot pools, everything an adrenaline junkie could ever dream of, more sheep, ... Read more >


Australia in a spaceship - freedom to sleep around

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [1642]

So, it has been a while since our last update (again).   The main reason for this is that we have been busy traveling right across the Australian continent.   For the most part, we have been doing that in a Spaceship. What? And, apparently, wireless ... Read more >


Photos: Australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Life's a Beach!

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 | Views [724] | Comments [2]

Ok. So it’s been a while. We’ve been on holiday. Somehow we went from being travelers to becoming lazy vacationers. Right at this very moment, we are in Australia and have turned right back to being proper backpackers. Ok, this is what we’ve been ... Read more >


Photos: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Cambodian temples, Bangkok movie theatres and Lao Elephants

LAOS | Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | Views [1642] | Comments [1]

We have been running a bit behind with our updates.   Over the past month, we have left the beach in Cambodia, passed through Siem Reap to check out the temples of Angkor, done a quick stopover in Bangkok and travelled through Laos. We ... Read more >


Photos: Cambodia & Laos

LAOS | Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Cambodia - Part 1

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [987] | Comments [1]

Phnom Penh Phnom Penh has a bit of a sordid history… We spent a few depressing days looking at the killing fields (and seeing the movie from 1984, which is good!) and also visited the school turned torture prison, S-21. Before coming here we read ... Read more >


HCMC & the Mekong Delta

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [559] | Comments [1]

Carbon footprints… We have managed to get all the way to central Vietnam from Moscow over land, using only buses and trains (and a one-off hitch-hiking stretch with a lovely Mongolian family). Except for our little side trip to Japan from ... Read more >


Photos: Mekong

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Pulsating, bubbling, buzzing Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [738] | Comments [1]

Where the Dragon Descends into the Sea We ended up celebrating the holidays in Vietnam, and as a little Christmas treat to ourselves we took a two day tour of Halong Bay, sleeping on the pretty junk boat ‘Oriental Sails’.   A tour is by far ... Read more >


From China to Vietnam, through Friendship

VIETNAM | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [491] | Comments [3]

The ‘Sleeper’ Train  After warming up thoroughly by watching classics like ‘The Platoon’, we felt ready for Vietnam. A bus and a train ride brought us from Yangshuo in China to Hanoi in Vietnam, via the Chinese city Nanning - famous for it’s ... Read more >


Photos: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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- Supreme Ultimate Fist - (Tai Chi)

CHINA | Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | Views [581]

We spent six days training Chen style Tai Chi at the Long Tou Shan Martial Arts School in Yangshuo, China.   When you see old people doing this in the park, it looks very relaxing and not at all like a particularly strenuous ... Read more >


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