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Trip: Around part of a continent in 141 days

There are [41] stories from my trip: Around part of a continent in 141 days

Gallery: New York

USA | Sunday, 18 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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New York, New York

USA | Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [635] | Comments [1]

We left the very hot and humid Brazil behind and flew straight into a freezing, icey cold New York.  When we walked out of the airport and stood by the side of the road for 10 minutes waiting for the bus, I thought my face was going to fall off it ... Read more >

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Last Stop (in South America) – Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [433]

We've heard lots of different things about Sao Paulo. Most of them have been quite negative but a few positive, so we wanted to give it a go and see for ourselves.  And...It was good.  Finally the sun came out, we did a bit of walking around, ... Read more >

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This Island Bites!

BRAZIL | Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [409]

In Ilhabela we got lucky with a really nice hostel (Bonns Ventos), had a swimming pool and a pool table and a really good breakfast. As we were only there for a few days we didn't want to waste any time. The first day was spent organising bus ... Read more >

Tags: bonns ventos, ilhabela

Party in Parati

BRAZIL | Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [575]

When we finally left Ilha Grande on 31 st January we went to Parati. We had thought we would stay on Ilha Grande for New Years but it wasn't possible. Apparently all Brazilians go to the coast at New Years and the WHOLE island was booked ... Read more >

Tags: new years eve, parati

Gallery: Brazil

BRAZIL | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Sun, sand, Santa and snakes

BRAZIL | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [745] | Comments [1]

A n island 150KM south of Rio and off of the coast, Ilha Grande is supposed to have some of Brazil's best beaches. We had managed to find an apartment to rent for a week over Christmas. It's really nice with a good view of the sea, the ... Read more >

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Warm Welcome in Rio

BRAZIL | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [866]

From Foz do Iguacu (on the Brazilian side of the falls) we decided to get a bus straight to Rio de Janeiro. What a long bus journey that was. We couldn't even get a good bus. Just 25 little hours later we arrived in Rio's extremely ... Read more >

Tags: lapa, rio de janeiro, rio hostel

Bits and Bobs

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [727]

After leaving Puerto Natales we travelled 12 hours to get to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in South America and the point from which the rich people go on trips to Antarctica. We expected Ushuaia to be cold and windy and wild, just like ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, hostel freestyle, iguazu falls, puerto iguazu, ushuaia

4 Days and 80 Ks

CHILE | Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [568] | Comments [2]

From El Calafate we got the bus to Puerto Natales, Chile.  So we had to cross the border again .  From Puerto Natales we wanted to go to the Torres del Paine National Park and do some walking and camping.  The plan was to walk what is known as 'the ... Read more >

Tags: torres del paine, trekking, w

So cool, it's a glacier.

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [680]

From Puerto Madryn we got a bus to Rio Gallegos (18 hours) where we had to wait a couple of hours to get another bus to El Calfate (5 hours).  We were pretty nackered by the time we got there but as we're limited on time we had to rush around sorting ... Read more >

Tags: el calafate, hostel de los manos, moreno glacier

A Whale of a Time (how predictable)

PERU | Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [558]

The purpos of going all the way to the Argentinian coast and Puerto Madryn was to go whale watching.  But did we see any?  Were we happy or disappointed?  The suspense is killing you I'm sure. Puerto Madryn is an ok town on the coast.  Nothing special ... Read more >

Tags: puerto madryn, whales


ARGENTINA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [493]

I've got an early start so here come 3 quick stories (probably with lots of spellings mistakes, especially place names). After leaving Puerto Varas we crossed the border back into Argentina and went to a town called Barilcohe.  It has a pretty similar ... Read more >

Tags: bariloche, pudu hostel

Gallery: Argentina

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Tent. At Last!

CHILE | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [1407]

We finally left Pucon (one day late thanks to Mareike and her Cuba Libres) and headed for Valdivia, a small town that the guide books said was really nice.  The guide books failed us again.  It wasn't that nice and we stuggled to find somewhere to ... Read more >

Tags: hostel casa mawenco, petrohue, puerto varas, valdivia

The Hills are Alive - with the sound of moaning

CHILE | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Views [930]

On Monday 10th November our bus pulled into beautiful Pucon.  What we have seen of the lake district so far is just stunning.  So many huge clear blue lakes, mountains everywhere, green forests, clean tidy towns with cute little wooden houses. In Pucon ... Read more >

Tags: hostel donde german, pucon, volcan villarrica

Gallery: Chile

CHILE | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Travelling, travelling, travelling.

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [378]

So we decided that we wanted to go all the way down to Tiera del Fuego.  This is a long way.  Argentina is over 5,000 KM long.  So we needed to get moving and cover some ground.  From Uyuni we wnt to Tupiza, from there we crossed the border into Argentina ... Read more >

Ups and downs on a Flat

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [660]

On the 26th October we arrived in Uyuni.  A very small town in Bolivia but a popular destination for travellers because it's a jumping off point to do a tour of the salt flats and the south west corner of Bolivia.   The tour stared at 10:30 a.m and ... Read more >

Tags: salar de uyuni tour

Do not pass go...

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [2468]

After soaking up the sun in Coroico, we went back to La Paz. We stayed in a different and more central hotel (Hotel Feuntes). La Paz was very laid back. We spent the days just walking around and window shopping (Dave loved that). There was ... Read more >

Tags: la paz, san pedro prison

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