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Travel Adventure - Backpacking Latin America's Gringo Trail Backpacking Latin America starting in Cuba, then travelling from East to the west coast of Mexico before making our through Central and finishing in South America.

Flying home from Santiago and the end of our amazing adventure

CHILE | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | Views [364]

I just woke up from only having 4 hours sleep. We booked this hostel because the beds looked good and private so we could have a decent nights sleep before our flight today. The beds are good, although a little springy but private but our room is situated ... Read more >


Wineries and horse back riding through vinyards in Mendoza

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | Views [383]

We got up the next morning about 6am to get to the bus stop to get a local bus to the bus station. We bought some empanadas for brekky and waited for our semi carma double decker bus to go to Mendoza. It was about a 7-8 hour bus ride and I ... Read more >


Street art in the city of Valparaiso

CHILE | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | Views [360]

Our plane landed in Santiago airport and by the time we cleared customs and collected our bags etc. it was about  12am . We had booked a hostel but decided on the plane we were just gonna sleep in the airport! Funds were getting low on the last ... Read more >


A slice of paradise on the island of Ilha Grande

BRAZIL | Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | Views [370]

We woke up early  at 6:30am  so we could pack our bags and get ready for our shuttle they may or may not be picking us up this morning. We'd left booking Ilha Grande a little last minute as we wanted to leave today but only emailed a company ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brazil, ilha grande, island, paradise


A week in Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL | Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | Views [261]

SUNDAY We arrived in Rio after an 18 hour bus ride from Florianopolis to rain.. have I arrived in London?We were meeting my cousin Loz and her husband Marcio, who is from Rio, at Marcio's parents place in a part of Rio called Barra. We took the bus ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brazil, christ the redeemer, copacabana, rio


Photos: Brazil

BRAZIL | Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Days of rain in the surf/beach town of Florianopolis

BRAZIL | Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [1092]

I don't think it's matters how long the bus ride is for if its a good ride or not, I think it matters if its comfy or not. It was a shorter ride from Iguazu to Florianopolis than BA to Iguazu but so much worse because our seats didn't recline all the ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brazil, bush walk, florianopolis, hike, japanese, rain, shack, street performers, surf


Photos: Buenos Aires, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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The magnificent Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | Views [270]

Argentinian side We arrived at the bus station in Peurto Iguazu at about 7:30am. It was raining. We figured out how to get the the falls from the station and how we would then get to Brazil. Both buses left from this bus station, which was a ... Read more >

Tags: amazing, argentina, brazil, devils throat, iguazu falls, magnificent, rainbow, river, water, waterfall


Tango in the colourful streets of Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | Views [443]

The worst part about arriving in a new city or place is figuring out where the hell you are and how to get to your hostel. It always calls for a little tension between Matt and I, trying to figure out directions and maps, trying to speak Spanish to locals ... Read more >

Tags: boca, cemetery, evita, japanese gardens, markets, meat, soccer, stadium, tango, wine


Amazing wine and cheese/meat bar in Salta.. Oh and a rainbow rock

ARGENTINA | Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | Views [472]

We caught a 10 hour day bus from San Pedro, Chile to Salta in Argentina. Border crossings are just a bit of a hassle more than anything these days but with the Argentinian visa we had to purchase online it actually made the border crossing fairly smooth, ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, beer, cheese, meat, rainbow rock. mountains, salta, wine


Photos: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

CHILE | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Moon Valley and stargazing in the desert of San Pedro de Atacama

CHILE | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Views [1201]

it was kind of strange to drive in to a town after day after day of incredible, expanse landscapes. San Pedro is a town in the Atacama Desert so it was very red. It was also really hot and dry, which we kind of weren't expecting since we had been in ... Read more >

Tags: death valley, desert, devils throat, dry, earth, hot, moon, moon valley, stargazing, stars


Photos: Salt Flats Tour through the desert to Chile

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: La Paz/Death Road, Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Salt Flats Tour through the desert and otherworldly landscapes to Chile

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | Views [309]

Day 1 A lady from our tour company was waiting at the bus station with a sign with our names on it. Soon a car came to pick us up and take us to their office. Here we freshened up, brushed our teeth and got changed etc. we then grabbed breKfast ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, desert, flamingoes, lagoons, landscapes, llamas, mountains, salt flats, train tracks, volcanoes


La Paz and Death Road

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | Views [384]

We arrived in La Paz at night time and I didn't realise it was such a big city. I was imagining it to be similar to the more humble, lovely city of Cusco. We were dropped to our hostel - Wild Rover - Bridget was staying here too and said it wasn't as ... Read more >

Tags: city, cycling, death road, high altitude, la paz, marching powder, mountain biking, wild rover, witches markets


Photos: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Bolivia hop via Lake Titicaca

PERU | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [424]

A bus picked us up from Ollyantambo and we arrived back in Cusco around 10 or11pm. We said our goodbyes and raced back to our hostel in the cold, I was in desperate need of some sleep. It felt like home when we checked back in to Milhouse and even though ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, copacabana, cusco, glaziers, isla del sol, lake titicaca, milhouse, peru, reed islands, scenery


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