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Trip: South America

There are [43] stories from my trip: South America


La Candelaria, Bogota

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | Views [4422] | Comments [6]

Well I've gotta say, that I love the city of Bogota, it is most likely my favorite city we've come across on this trip! Our last stop in South America, Bogota, is a high mountain city, at 2600 meters(8500 feet) filled with color, cobblestone streets, ... Read more >


Cartagena De Indias

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [1901] | Comments [2]

Cartagena, Colombia! When you say it, you need to have a strong spanish accent, remember that the "g" is pronounced like a "hey", and is sounds like this, Carta-hey-nah. It is a very cool city.  Our first night in the city, ... Read more >


Warm Caribbean Nights

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [2155] | Comments [4]

Parque National Tayrona is very close to Taganga, however, it is a climate world away. Taganga is in a scorched, hot desert-like coastland, and Tayrona NP is in a thick, humid, tropical jungle. We took the local bus from Santa Marta(right outside Taganga) ... Read more >


Gallery: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Colombia!

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [1245] | Comments [3]

I´ve gotta admit, Colombians have style. Getting into a taxi cab, the driver sipping a infinitely small cup of dark black colombian coffee(the first group of south americans who actually drink drip coffe, not instant), nice colombian guitar music in ... Read more >


The Begining of the End: The Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Macchu Picchu

PERU | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | Views [1753] | Comments [2]

The rest of our time in Lima flew by, not to mention the arrival of Mom, Holly and Uncle Don! We spent the last few days befor ethey showed up investigating the catacombs underneath Cathedral San Fransisco, exploring the Lima gold museam, and ... Read more >


Pisco, Paracas, and Lima

PERU | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [2404] | Comments [2]

A lot has happened since we were in Huacachina. Pretty much everyone that I wrote about in the last blog left PSF(Pisco Sin Fronteras), and were replaced by a whole new crew. Iva and Irany from Croatia, Cameron from Arkansas, Aden from Korea, Abi ... Read more >


Pisco Sin Fronteras

PERU | Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | Views [1603] | Comments [2]

After leaving Arequipa, we pretty much headed directly downhill(in elevation) and straight to the coast. After a full day of traveling we found ourselves in Pisco, a medium sized coastal city that was struck by an 8.0 earthquake in 2007, and has lots ... Read more >


Gallery: Peru

PERU | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Royal Brittania, Arequipa, and the Condors at Colca Canyon

PERU | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Views [1365] | Comments [5]

We got into Arequipa, Peru all 7 of us, the 4 british and us 3. We caught two of the super small mini taxis that are everywhere here in Arequipa, and arrived at our new hostel, which apperently, we now own! We were the only people in the whole hostel, ... Read more >


La Paz, Copacabana, Isla del Sol and Lake Titicaca.

BOLIVIA | Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Views [2765] | Comments [7]

La Paz is an awesome city, however let me backtrack to where I left off. After leaving Sucre, we headed to Potosí (I had to pee so bad on the bus ride) to do a tour of Cerro Rico, the richest silver mine in the world. Getting into Potosí it was evident ... Read more >


Sucre for Carnaval

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [2485] | Comments [3]

So we arrived into Sucre right as the sun was peeking up over the mountains. Already from the description, I know that Sucre was described as the “White City”, “La Ciudad Blanco”. Even though is was barely light out, I could tell that all the buildings ... Read more >


Beep! Beep! Uyuni and Horsebackriding!

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [1722] | Comments [4]

Our first stop in Bolivia, outside the Salar is a little town called Uyuni. We finished off our 3 day trip across the desert and wound up in at a small residencia (like a hostel) in a single room, with a private bathroom right by the main strip in ... Read more >


Salar Del Uyuni, Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [8946] | Comments [5]

Waking up at 8 was not too much of a challenge, we are finally headed to Salar Del Uyuni! We walked over to our tourcompany and mat the people who we would spend the next 3 days with. 5 Brasileanos, an Aussi, a Brit, and a girl from the USA. We all ... Read more >


Gallery: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Markets, Friends and Fun in Santiago, and the Long Trip North (Back to the Tropics!)

CHILE | Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | Views [1131] | Comments [1]

So our Second day in Pucón started with a rainstorm and we decided not to head to the national park. Our hosts, Kate and Tom gave us directions to the river, and let us borrow their bikes, (only two) to head out there. Pucón is in a beautiful location ... Read more >


Update!

CHILE | Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | Views [709] | Comments [2]

Hey everyone! Everything is going really  well for us, however, we are  in an area with expensive and poor internet connection. We finished off our Pucon trip, headed to Santiago for a few days, and now we are in San Pedro de Atacama, about to go on a ... Read more >


Many Lakes, Chile!

CHILE | Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [2434] | Comments [10]

Once we left Puerto Natales, we headed to Punta Arenas for an uneventful 15 hours, and then got on our 30 hour bus ride to the Lake district of Argentina and Chile. Originally we were supposed to go to Puerto Montt, but while we were under way we made ... Read more >


On the Road Again

CHILE | Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | Views [692] | Comments [8]

Our time in Puerto Natales was mostly reading books, knitting a new hat(this time out of rainbow colored alpaca wool)and studying some spanish. In the end we probably could have hitch hiked out of here, because I did not realize how long the 5 days ... Read more >


Gallery: Chile

CHILE | Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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$100,000 in Puerto Natales,Chile!

CHILE | Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Views [801] | Comments [3]

Today we will finally start our journey out of Tierra del Fuego! From Rio Grande, we decided to wash laundry get some food, and hitchhike to Chile! After we finished all our preparations, we headed to the highway, a little late, like 4:00 PM. At the ... Read more >


Gnarled Mountain Peaks, Lush Valleys and Tierra Del Fuego

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Views [1276] | Comments [10]

Ushuaia is such a nice little town. It reminds me a little of Burlington, Vermont, gut really it is its own city. The main drag is small with many shows on both sides, and colorful and warm looking buildings. The whole city has a the warm feel that ... Read more >


Two hitches to Ushuaia!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Views [1016] | Comments [7]

So leaving Rio Grande by bus costs more then our budget allows, so we had to resort to our old way of transport, Hitch hiking! We walked to the edge of town, stuck our thumbs out, and waited.... 1/2 hour went by, and we needed to change our strategy.... Read more >


One Israeli, Three Israelis and the Long Trip South

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Views [916] | Comments [6]

Our campground in Las Grutas turned out to be a quite nice place. There were many people who came top us and talked to us, because we were the only foreigners there. Everyone was friendly, and by the time we left, we had made some new friends. In ... Read more >


Dust, Wind and The Atlantic

ARGENTINA | Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Views [1036] | Comments [9]

Our last few hours in Buenos Aires we walked around looking for some last minute things, ( a maté kit, train tickets) when we realized our train will not be working until february 6th! Bummer! So our plan to take the train from Las Grutas to Bariloche ... Read more >


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