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On the road again! After meeting up in Mexico Nadia and I are tripping our way down through Central America and around South America with no particular agenda and 4 months to play with.

Belem & the Amazon Booze Cruise

BRAZIL | Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | Views [258]

So having decided against spending too much time on the river by doing the slow boats up to Santareum, Nadia and I instead went on a 6 hour cruise. It took us along the river and had a place to stop for lunch where we could swim in the Amazon which ... Read more >

Brazil and the bus rides from hell...

BRAZIL | Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [346] | Comments [1]

Leaving Buenos Aires was sad for us both as we had had such a great time there, but onwards to Brazil!                                                                                                                         We got on a hellishly long ... Read more >

Lazy, Lazy Update on Bolivia, Chile and Argentina

ARGENTINA | Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | Views [504]

So as per usual my best of intentions have gone awry and I have failed to write in this journal for far too long. So here is the condensed (lazy) version of the last few places we´ve visited. After returning on an early morning flight to La ... Read more >

Bolivia - La Paz and the Pampas

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Views [478]

The bus to La Paz was half the fun in my mind. We skirted around Lake Titicaca, crossed the border with no problems and then got on a boat while our bus was loaded onto a pontoon type of ferry to cross the lake at its narrowest point. From there it ... Read more >

Puno - Lake Titicaca

PERU | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Views [281]

This part of our trip was pretty chaotic to be honest. We arrived at 5am in Puno from Cuzco and arranged a hotel room straight off the bus so we could go and have a much needed sleep. We had however decided that we did not want to waste too much time ... Read more >

Cuzco and the Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu!

PERU | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Views [445]

Hmmmmm, well, where to begin. Cuzco is a fantastic town. Not at all the kind of place I expected. I thought that as it was the gateway to Machu Picchu it would be a tourist hell hole and very expensive. It is nothing like that at all. The old architecture ... Read more >

Lima, Arequipa & Nazca

MEXICO | Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | Views [487]

In Guayaquil Nadia and I booked our bus to Lima. We knew it was going to be epic. At least 24hours, possibly 26hours. You can imagine our joy when our bus broke down twice, stopping each time to wait for mechanics to come out to fix it and then eventually ... Read more >


ECUADOR | Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | Views [347]

Well, what can I say about Montanita. We loved it! Set by the beach with streets of sand, roving packs of neighbourhood dogs and plenty of restaurants (Serving salads!!! Finally!)it is also home to the infamous cocktail alley where we did spend a few ... Read more >

Adventures in Ecuador - including a visit to the Equator

ECUADOR | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [340] | Comments [1]

Quito was our first stop in Ecuador after a little confusion at the border where we had somehow failed to obtain Columbian exit stamps. Oops. All sorted easily enough though with the help of a friendly Spanish speaking guy from San Fransico. We are still ... Read more >

Hiking in Columbia

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Views [278]

Next stop in Columbia was a place called Villa De Leiva which was a really quaint little old town with a huge cobble stoned central plaza that was set against the backdrop of these amazing mountains. It was really beautiful and very chilled out which ... Read more >

Sailing to Cartegena and travel in Columbia

COLOMBIA | Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | Views [689] | Comments [1]

Having looked into our options for getting to Colombia, Nadia and I decided that it would be way more fun to sail than to fly and pricewise it was roughly the same anyway. With this in mind we checked out some boats through our hostel in Panama City ... Read more >


PANAMA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [375]

Panama started for us with the gorgeous islands of Bocas del Toro where we stayed at a hostel called Mondo Taitu which has a happy hour every night with 50c beers and $1 tequilas. Dangerous. We also discovered that at least 2 or 3 bars every night ... Read more >

Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [568]

The next stop on our Central America adventure was another long bus ride down to San Jose in Costa Rica. So far this was my least favourite border crossing. They let me out of Guatemala with no worries at all but when I tried to enter Honduras they ... Read more >

Busing through Belize to Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [289]

So after finishing up in Mexico we got on an epic bus ride down to Belize City. Information leads you to believe that this will take 6 hour....11 hours finally saw us arriing in Belize City! It is a very colourful place with heavy Jamaican influence ... Read more >

Mexico and my birthday

MEXICO | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [406]

Okay so I know I told you all that I would write a travel blog on this trip but as per usual I have not really found the time to sit down and start it yet! But I figure better late than never right?   I have to begin with saying goodbye to Marc ... Read more >

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