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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.

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A slice of paradise on the island of Ilha Grande

BRAZIL | Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | Views [376]

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 [267]

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


Days of rain in the surf/beach town of Florianopolis

BRAZIL | Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [1121]

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


The untouched beauty of Tayrona National Park and Colombia making everything hard for us

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Views [299]

So we were a bit more organised this morning and went to the bus stop to hail down our bus. 'Look for the green and blue bus with Tayrona on the sign - They'll spot and stop for you' the girl from the hostel said. It took about half squinting trying ... Read more >

Tags: beach, beautiful, cabo san juan, camping, cards, flights, tayrona national park


A longer stay in Santa Marta than expected

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Views [281]

It was a hot 4 hour bus ride to Santa Marta. The driver wasn't very good - brake happy and almost running in to bike riders. We arrived at Dreamer hostel which we emailed but were too late to respond so they called Drop Bear hostel for us and we got ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cartel, hostel, rodadero, santa marta, tourist, town


San Juan Del Sur

NICARAGUA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Views [394]

Another breeze of a taxi ride, only taking 2 hours. San Juan is a cool beach town with lots of young tourists and surf etc. Our hostel Buena Onda is situated on the hill and it was a timber/bamboo hut on stilts with an incredible view of the beach from ... Read more >

Tags: beach, sunday funday, sunset, surf, view, yummy food


Puerto Escondido - surf, yoga, hammocks and sunsets

MEXICO | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | Views [602]

We survived the bus ride from hell! Apparently the road from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido is supposed to be one of the worst. It was very windey (how the hell do you spell that word? Haha) but not as bad as I imagined it to be. We checked in to our hostel ... Read more >

Tags: beach, cabanas, hammocks, la punta, stand up paddle boarding, sunsets, surf, yoga, zicatela


Cenotes, ruins by the beach and hippy vibes in Tulum

MEXICO | Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | Views [417]

As soon as we arrived in Tulum, I breathed in deeply. It was a relief and I could tell I liked this place already! It had a real laid back, hippy vibe about the town and quite a few tourists/hippy travellers. We arrived in the morning and checked in ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bikes, cenote, hippy, mexico, ruins, seaweed, tulum


Varadero

CUBA | Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | Views [376] | Comments [1]

We shared a taxi again with our Irish friends to Varadero. We had another incident with the cab drivers who tried to charge us $130 CUC when it should have been $90 all up as he agreed on 45CUC for both Matt and I the day before. Luckily we had the slip ... Read more >

Tags: 1950s american cars, beach, caribbean, cuba, resorts, sea, swimming, varadero



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