Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago
Last stop Santiago! What a lovely city with a great vibe!
Not quite what I had imagined when I read about Valparaiso
La Serena, beach side colonial town with lots of charm.
The driest desert on earth, the San Pedro de Atacama. Also one of the best places to star gaze!
Sea side fun in a desert. Also our firsts stop in Chile, Arica was a very chilled place to be!
Last stop in Peru! Tacna, brief experience as we were whizzed out by a crazy Chilean driver!
Chivay, base point for our canyon trek
Arequipa! Our last stop in Peru
The trauma of seeing the Nasca lines... I spent it throwing up on a tiny plane...
Huacachina - Our little Oasis in Ica
Pisco, a town devastated by an earth quake in 2007 and now building itself back up.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago
Paracas reserve from the mainland desert to the Ilsa Ballestas filled with sea lions and birds.
Lima, the capital of Peru. Set above the sea, this is the first time we have seen sky scrapers in awhile! To read the blog entry, follow this link:http://www.travelpod.com/z/...
Made it to Machu Picchu! What a trek!
On the Inca Trail, 'Dead Woman's Pass', almost claimed another victim!
Inka Ruins in Ollantaytambo, where the sun temple and 'angry face' man live.
Christmas Day! It's Guinea Pig Feast time!
We have made it to Cusco, what a beautiful city! This ranks as one of the prettiest I have ever been to!
Amazon Jungle via Peurto Maldonado, it rained ALOT and was very humid. But we got to play with monkies!
Lake Sandoval, wow! Part of our jungle experience!
Stop off for our Peurto bus... Major delays thanks to landslides on route for the bus :(
Puno, Peru - we have made it across the border! Touring the floating reed islands and some ethnic tribes along the Peruvian side of lake Titicaca.
Arrived on Lake Titicaca, the largest high altitude lake in the world at well over 3500m. Stayed on Isla Del, the Sun Island, without any sun and in Copacabana.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago
La Paz, the highest city in the world and Bolivia's capital. A buzzing city with lots of charm. We took on the death road and won!
Salar De Uyuni - Salt Flat Tour! Taking in the salt flats, Fish Island, Gysers, hot springs and some awesome lagoons! Not to forget the lamas, wild lamas and flamingos!
Uyuni, historically the town which transported silver and various other minerals. Now it's a tourist hub for Salt Flat tours.
Potosi, 4090m above sea level, gasping for breath already! To read the blog entry For Potosi, go to this link.http://www.travelpod.com/z/...
La Escondida Hostal, such a beautiful place to stay!
Sucre, the original Bolivian Capital. Glistening white buildings with thriving markets and sunshine happy people. Such a beautiful place!
Samaipata, a mountain village 3 hours away from Santa Cruz. The village use to have cobbled streets which are in the process of being ripped up. The plaza and charming eateries would keep you coming back
Santa Cruz, in the lowlands of Bolivia with a diverse mix of traditional dressed Bolivians and Mennonites. Very laid back atmosphere and a rather bizarre ring road system!
Quijarro, the Bolivia border town, where we whiled away many hours until our train. The animal head was one of many where we ate lunch! Yum...
Our last stop in Brazil! Time to practise the Portuguese and the Salsa!
The Pantanals! Brazils wetlands, filled with every type of creature you could hope for. We had the pleasure of staying at Santa Clara which organised 5 touring activities during our 3 night stay from hikes, horse riding, boating to piranha fishing.
Santa Clara, our Pantanal lodge which fulfilled all our needs
A stop off in Campo Grande before we head to the Pantanals. Incredibly friendly city!
Itaipu Dam, a joint venture with Paraguay and Brazil to power their countries. It is the 2nd largest power station in the world and powers all of Paraguay with them selling back 90% of their share to Brazil.
Iguaco falls from the Argentina side which looks over the falls. We managed to go to the viewing platform which is at the top of the largest falls.
Iguaco falls from the Brazil side, one of the most awe inspiring sights I have ever seen!
São Paulo, buzzing hub of a city. Very cosmopolitan with coffee shops and bars lining the street. Villa Magdalena was a beautiful suburb reminding me of Richmond or Subiaco.
Paraty a lovely place which has an old cobbled town where you can walk through the alleys to shop and eat.
Angra Dos Reis, the Drop off point for the ferry. Appears to be a lot more industrial and built up than the other ferry point Mangaratiba.
Ilha Grande, where all your wishes come true. Hiking, swimming, food, drinks and monkeys!
Mangaratiba, on route to Ilha Grande. Very sweet village set on the shore amongst the mountains.
Copacabana Beach at last in the sun!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago
Christ the Redeemer
Pictures from our tour of the Favela da Rocinha
Adventures around Rio
World adventure from November 2013 through to July 2014
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