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Trip: South America

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A Six Day Trek in the Cordillera Real

BOLIVIA | Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | Views [1975]

We actually didn’t need the alarm to wake us this morning as we were more than eager to get trekking.   Our transport arrived at the allotted time and we went to the trekking office to load the car with the equipment and food we would ... Read more >


Photos: Sky High La Paz and Ancient Culture at Tiwanaku

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Sky High La Paz and Ancient Culture at Tiwanaku

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | Views [855]

The overnight bus was comfortable enough and we actually got quite a bit of sleep despite it getting rather chilly at one point through the night.   Beginning your first experience of a capital city after getting off a night bus is never ... Read more >


Photos: Having a Sweet Time in Sucre

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 5 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Having a Sweet Time in Sucre

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 4 Aug 2012 | Views [640]

Day 1 Before exploring Sucre we had a few chores to do; like tracking down a post box in which to deposit the post cards we’d been carrying around for 10 days and buying a bus ticket to La Paz.   We were feeling peckish ... Read more >


Uyuni to Sucre

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | Views [3470]

Uyuni Our first impressions of Uyuni was it was a shabby frontier town but once we’d found somewhere to stay and had a bit of a wander it grew on us.   We checked into Kori Wasi Hostel which had small, windowless, clean ... Read more >


Photos: A 4 Day Jeep Tour around Bolivia's Wild South West from Tupiza to Uyuni

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery


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A 4 day Jeep Tour Around Bolivia's Wild South West From Tupiza to Uyuni

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [1344]

Day 1 We awoke bright and early and excited about starting our first real trip of the year out.   Once we’d been allocated our jeep, goods and backpacks loaded on the roof and food stashed in the boot it was time ... Read more >


Photos: The Tupiza Triathlon

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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The Tupiza Triathlon

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | Views [1140]

I’m not kidding, we really did do a triathlon today but I have to say it goes down as the least strenuous but probably most spellbinding on the planet.   Our triathlon was to consist of a jeep ride, short walk and horse ride – did we ... Read more >


Photos: Tupiza and Around

BOLIVIA | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Chilling in Tupiza

BOLIVIA | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [247]

We spent the morning wandering around town and arming ourselves with some self-catering provisions.   So far the budget accommodation we’ve been in has provided kitchen facilities and they seem to realise that most tourists are travelling ... Read more >


Photos: Crossing the Bolivian Border

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Real Travel Starts Here: Entering Bolivia!

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | Views [470]

On re-emerging from the hostel yesterday afternoon we walked into brilliant sunshine and blue skies.   That led to us having to retake some of the photos!   It bodes well for tomorrow’s trip to the border – will we finally get to see ... Read more >


Cordoba to Salta

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [1044]

Even though we were up before breakfast was supposed to begin supplies had already been delivered so we could fortify ourselves for the long journey ahead. The first couple of hours saw us on long, long, straight roads – no ... Read more >


Photos: Smashing Salta

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Charming Cordoba

ARGENTINA | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Buenos Airies to Cordoba

ARGENTINA | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [525]

Our ever helpful host directed us to a traditional café close to our guesthouse (Bar Cao on Independencia Ave) so that Steve could partake in his promised steak and wine meal in Argentina.   Some things just have to be done!   The wood dominated ... Read more >


Photos: Back in BA

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Back in BA

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | Views [354]

Our day trip to Uruguay turned out to be a long tiring one that saw us crashing out as soon as we got back to the guesthouse.   Suffice it to say that meant we were up early again ready but enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and chat with ... Read more >


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