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Nick and Bec's Big Trip Starting on the 29th of June 2008 Bec and I will be starting a year long adventure, spending 6 months in Africa and another 6 months in South America. It should be lots of fun.

Through Our Eyes

CHILE | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [769] | Comments [5]

Thinking about how to sum up a year of travel, through some of the poorest countries on the planet.  A thought provoking journey.  A trip to cut through the crap we are told by media: newspapers, TV and the internet. Countries in debt up to their eye ... Read more >

A damp Bogota, full of gold

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [627] | Comments [2]

A couple of weeks ago we crossed the border into Columbia and travelled north through Pasto, Popayan, San Agustin on the way to Bogota.  From there we took a flight to the Carribean sea, Cartagena.  We wandered the streets of the historical town, now ... Read more >

Natural Selection: Survival of the Fittest

ECUADOR | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [705] | Comments [3]

We are in Ecuador, leaving tomorrow for Columbia.  Since I wrote last we have been to Machu Picchu, flown over the Nasca lines, popped into Lima and hopped on a plane to Quito.  Here in Ecuador we have been to The Galapagos and the Amazon jungle. Here ... Read more >

The not so sunny Isla del Sol

PERU | Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [798] | Comments [3]

We have arrived in Cuzco, Peru.  Inka capital and centre of the Inka empire.  Here are a couple of diary entries from our last two days in Bolivia. 8th April - Bus to Copacabana Sitting on the bus today was a great way to watch the world go by.  You ... Read more >

I have seen the rings of Saturn and I have walked upon the Moon

BOLIVIA | Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [791] | Comments [2]

We have moved slightly to Sucre and have been to see dinosaur footprints over 68 million years old.  More about that another day.  Here´s a diary entry from the 24th March, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. My evangelical title, but worth it.  It all starts ... Read more >

Fun with Nick and Bec. Climbing a 6b at El Salto, Mendoza

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Views [802] | Comments [3]

We are in Potosi, Bolivia the highest city in the world apparently at around 4060 metres high. It feels high. We arrived in Bolivia via the Bolivian Altiplano and the Salar de Uyuni. Here is blog for today, Bec and I climbing. 13th March - ... Read more >

Knee friction in Pucon, Chile. Plus the importance of sock height

CHILE | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Views [769] | Comments [3]

We are in Mendoza, Argentina.  Since the last blog we have travelled north from Bariloche.  The weather is warm to really hot, the sky is blue and we are tired, but enjoying ourselves.  So here goes, a couple of extracts and a day in Pucon. 24th February ... Read more >

Chile to the left, Argentina to the right, we are going north

CHILE | Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [485] | Comments [2]

We are in Bariloche, Argentina. Smack bang in the middle of the Patagonian Andes. We arrived here the day before yesterday after taking a two day bus up ´Ruta 40´. Next is more trekking, this time a high level traverse in Nahuel Huapi national park.... Read more >

Torres del Paine at 5:30am

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [348] | Comments [1]

Here is the second diary entry for today. It is day five out of ten of our trek around Torres del Paine and an exta bit called the ´Q´. 31st January - Day 5, Sighting the Towers at 5:30am, plus Campamento Torres to Hosteria Las Torres We have just ... Read more >

Don´t cry for me Argentina

BRAZIL | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [535] | Comments [3]

We are in Puerto Natales, southern Chile. Way down south, nearly as far as you can go without getting wet feet or getting a boat to a cold place called Antartica or something like that. So what have we been up to? The answer is heaps. Due to a ... Read more >

Mountain biking in Morocco with only one gear

MOROCCO | Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Views [696] | Comments [4]

We are in Morocco, it is really chilly.  There is snow in the mountains and ice on the road.  This will probably be the last journal entry for Africa.  Next is a break in England and back into the thick of it in South America, Brazil to be precise!  ... Read more >

Camel plus desert equals a sore bum

TUNISIA | Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [957] | Comments [2]

At the moment we are in Houmt Souq, Jerba, Tunisia.  It is colder than I expected, but the sky is blue and we are smiling.  Here is our latest adventure, a brief camel trip to the Sahara. 26th November - Back from the Sahara, Douz We are back from ... Read more >

Tea in a Brazilian Coffee shop in Alexandria

EGYPT | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [1046] | Comments [2]

We are in Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea.  Here's a few extracts from the diary for Egypt. 29th October - The Cairo Taxi We hailed a cab, painted roughly black and white with standard array of dents, and did the normal haggling, messing around, ... Read more >

Four Yorkshire Men Discussing African Bus Travel

KENYA | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [869] | Comments [1]

Here is the second journal entry for the day.  My take on bus travel in Africa.  Check out Monty Pythons original four Yorkshire men sketch for my inspiration. 17th October - Eldoret to Kembu campsite (Kenya) Another traveling day, slightly easier ... Read more >

Nutella and Banana Chipatis

UGANDA | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [407]

We have arrived in Egypt!  Our first flight in nearly four months.  Anyway here are a couple of journal entries to keep you going. 12th October - Nile River Explorers Campsite, Jinja How do I describe today!  Well this morning Bec and I went for a ... Read more >

Volcanos in the Mist

RWANDA | Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [1284] | Comments [2]

Bec and I are in Kigali the capital of Rwanda.  We have just got back from climbing Mt Bisoke (extinct volcano at 3711m high) and gorilla treking in Volcano National Park northern Rwanda. You'll have to excuse spelling mistakes.  I am using a french ... Read more >

The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

SWAZILAND | Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [661]

We are back in Arusha after a 10 day jaunt to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Plus an epic trip up Volcano Lengai, a whopping 2878metre above sea level. The volcano is active, last erupted in April and scared me silly. The diary ... Read more >

The bus to Chipata - Jackie Chan rules the road

TANZANIA | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [714] | Comments [4]

Bec and I are in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  We have travelled here by the Tazara train, covering 1860km in 46 hours. It rained last night and this morning.  We got caught in it this morning and had to shelter under a leaky umbrella, then the rest of ... Read more >

Leopard Sighted!

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | Views [366] | Comments [3]

Bec and I are now in Lusaka.  Since leaving Livingstone we travelled to the Zambesi River near Chirundu and went on a three day two night canoe trip, staying at the fantastic Zambesi Breezes campsite the night before.  The steak and chips were excellent.... Read more >

Dr Livingstone I presume

ZAMBIA | Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Views [598]

We are in Livingstone.  The Gecko's tour has finished and we are on our own and enjoying ourselves.  The next thing on the horizon is a 3 day 2 night canoeing trip on the Lower Zambesi starting on the 13th August.  Spotting hippos and crocs along the ... Read more >

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