Ecuador – the final step

The border into Ecuador was hot, the thick air drawing the moisture from our skin. It took only moments to stamp us out of Peru and into Ecuador, the last overland stamp I would get on this trip. My blank passport has now four whole pages filled. Spending my first US dollars that had been a … Continue reading Ecuador – the final step

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Peru 

Straight back into overland life, we left Cusco the following morning after the Inka Trail. Curled up on my seat, I happily munched on Skittles as the wonderful world flew by. Unlike the usual stiff days after exercise, I felt no pain; only contentedness. The day was cloudy as we rumbled into the small village … Continue reading Peru 

Machu Picchu

It's hard to believe Peru has already arrived. A few months ago the great adventure of this bountiful country seemed so distant. To have made it this far fills me with pride. Our first stop in Peru was the lovely little town of Puno, home to the famed reed islands of Lake Titicaca. These impressive islands … Continue reading Machu Picchu

Bolivia 🇧🇴

Bolivia came in a flash, an overwhelming wave of new culture, experiences and places. The altitude made it a struggle for many, our first day reaching five thousand metres. Unlike the other countries we've been to, entering Bolivia was easy. Our leaders disappeared with our passports, and returned with them stamped. The Bolivian altiplano is desolate … Continue reading Bolivia 🇧🇴

Patagonia 

The dying sky alight with orange and pink clouds pinned on the twilight background. The water below flowing steadily into the small bay, the constant current highlighting the stillness of all else - rocky beach, clouds, concrete wharf. Sea gull cries and soft lapping water create a peaceful harmony as a brisk, frigid air accompanies … Continue reading Patagonia 

Brasil

I've been in Brasil for two weeks now and it feels as much a life time as it does a fleeting moment. Travelling thousands of kilometres from the country's coast to the very heart of the continent, I've experienced a slither of what is on offer. I was crippled by a flu when we camped in … Continue reading Brasil