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Nick and Laina's Adventures

Sucre for Carnaval

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [2575] | 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 [1841] | 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 [9076] | 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 [1194] | 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 [799] | 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 [2509] | 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 [744] | 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 [853] | 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 [1345] | 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 [1073] | 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 [965] | 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 [1094] | 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 >


La Bomba de Tiempo!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [1821] | Comments [4]

La Bomba de Tiempo is a really exciting event that happens here in  Buenos Aires every monday night in the district, "Once". There is a group of drummers and other percussionists about 15 of them, and each monday there is a new conductor from ... Read more >


Queramos Apprender Español

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | Views [1278] | Comments [11]

OK... For those of you who think all we are doing is eating/drinking/sleeping/sightseeing, you a very much mistaken. It just seems that those are the easiest things to write about, and even though I mention other things, I fail to go into large detail ... Read more >


Feliz Año Nuevo!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Views [2466] | Comments [3]

Finnally! a couchsurfer has found room to host us! It was been very difficult finding a couchsurfer host here in Buenos Aires. I guess it is the time of year, and the craziness of the city. We rounded out our 4th day in Buenos Aires walking around town, ... Read more >


Gallery: Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Views [2097] | Comments [2]

If you may have noticed, I posted about 9 more pictures of brasil in the photo album! Argentina pictures will come next! Also, regarding comments made in the christmas blog, Our first priority on the trip if to learn spanish, and then we will volunteer, ... Read more >


Asado, the best meat EVER! and oh.. Christmas!!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [1808] | Comments [4]

Our last few days in Rosario were a blur of meat, bread and people. Mostly a blur of meat. That being said, This afternoon we went to a hostel with the greek girl, Atanacia, and the swiss girl, Aline, and our Argentine friend, Genaro (notice I started ... Read more >


Argentine Chorizo! Mmm, my cup of tea.

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Views [3185] | Comments [9]

Shortly after getting to Rosario, we met our friends parents, the father could speak some english, however the mother couldnt. They were both very nice, even though they were in a rush to get back to their hometown, 100km away from rosario. The apartment ... Read more >


Iguazú

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | Views [1155] | Comments [4]

Iguazú falls National Park is a true adventure of a park. Upon entering the trail to main falls you are already in rainforest with a walkway suspended about 15 feet over the ground. As you walk there are many openings where you are walking over the RIo ... Read more >


Coração

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [2538] | Comments [5]

Coração, Corazón, Heart, or Soul. Whatever word you use, Brazilians have it. Once I was on a bus, and as you know I can´t speak portuguese. The bus driver knew I couldn´t speak and He smiled, and help out with our bags, and gave me a big thumbs up, as ... Read more >


Off the Gringo Trail!

USA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [1193] | Comments [4]

So after the internet cafe last night, laina and headed to a restraunt in colonial Paraty, and met up with a new greek guy, the guy from israel, our brazilian frien and the two british guys. Then we headed to the bus station, "rodovario" to ... Read more >


Many Greeks, Many Places

USA | Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [1062] | Comments [8]

Ilha Grande´s streets are all sand, and there are no cars that are allowed on the island! I saw a tractor with a few brazilians hanging off the back pass by, but the whole island is traveled by on foot or by boat. So today we slept in and walked around ... Read more >


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