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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.

Trip: Latin America - Gringo Trail

There are [60] stories from my trip: Latin America - Gringo Trail

4 day sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

PERU | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [381]

Day 1 We woke  at 4:10am  to brush teeth, get changed, collect our things, check out and wait for our tour company bus to come pick us up  between 4:30 and 5:20 . It came  at 5:10  as we waited on bean bags in the common ... Read more >

Tags: andes, high altitude, inca trail, incans, machu picchu, mountains, peru, ruins, trek

The Incan capital of Cusco

PERU | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [322]

Friday Another incredible flight over the Andes. Your pretty much just flying over this massive mountain range the whole flight and the plane isn't flying that much higher above them. You look down and you can spot road to small villages in the middle ... Read more >

Tags: cusco, green point, high altitude, incans, machu picchu, north face, peru, wild rover

Photos: Cusco, Peru

PERU | Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

PERU | Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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The Amazon!

PERU | Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | Views [407]

Day 1 We checked in to our flight that was flying to Iquitos. It's probably the most incredible flight I've been on, firstly flying over the Andes which is a huge mountain range. Some parts had snow on them and cloud surrounded the peaks. I've never ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, animals, lodging, monkeys, peru, pink dolphins, piranha fishing, river, sloth, tribes

A day in the capital of Peru, Lima

PERU | Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | Views [315]

We finally arrived in Lima, the cab driver who drove us to our hostel ripped us off. We paid double ($50AU) of what we should have and they guy at reception didn't speak a word of English and somehow didn't have our booking. We waited 20 minutes and ... Read more >

Tags: capital city, cerviche, city, lima, paddington bear, peru, pisco sours

Photos: Lima, Peru

PERU | Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Views [345]

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 [312]

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

The beauty and charm of Cartegena

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Views [352]

We changed hostels the following morning to a popular one called Media Luna which had a pool. It's so humid here, the pool kind of sold us. Kate and Adam (Melbourne) and Sam and Fred (England) were staying here too and we all had breakfast at a nice ... Read more >

Tags: beauty, bougainvillea, buildings, cartegena, charm, city, pretty, sunset, town, walled city

Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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San Blas sail from Panama to Colombia

PANAMA | Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | Views [802]

Day 1 We got up  at 5am  to be picked up by our shuttle. We drove through the new part of the city of Panama City through the skyscrapers which was cool standing tall with interesting buildings. We drove through a pretty steep road through ... Read more >

Photos: San Blas sail

PANAMA | Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Searching for starfish and red frogs and good times with an awesome crew in Bocas del Toro

PANAMA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [321]

Border crossings have become familiar to us now. Even though each one is slightly different, it's just a matter of exiting and entering, paying a fee and getting your passport stamped. They are not as scary as I originally thought of some stories through ... Read more >

Photos: Bocas del Toro, Panama

PANAMA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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White water rafting through the rainforest and seeing sloths and toucans in Puerto Viejo

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [324]

An early start, we were picked up by our shuttle and drive 3 hours to where the tour office/restaurant is and had a buffet breakfast. We then jumped back in the shuttle and drove to the top of the river while one of the guides gave a safety demonstration.... Read more >

Photos: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Monteverde - zip-lining, butterfly sanctuary and cloud forest

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Views [293]

Crossing the border in to Costa Rica went pretty smoothly. Only small issue was not having small notes to pay the taxes at the border. For some reason the offices at the borders never have change , I think they just like to make it really difficult for ... Read more >

Photos: Monteverde, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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San Juan Del Sur

NICARAGUA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Views [420]

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

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