Trip Q&A Favourite hike: K: My favourite hike was definitely the Fitz Roy hike in El Chalten. Not only is it a range that I’d been itching to do for a long time but the hike itself was stunning and just hard enough to make it feel like we earned it. R: first half of … Continue reading Trip Question and Answers
After Tayrona National Park we essentially spent the last 4 days in Santa Marta lounging by pools and catching rays. It was pretty stressful, to say the least. We also spent a day in the city with some friends we've met a long the way and enjoyed some very delicious gelato. We had some beers … Continue reading Travel Day from…
After getting back to Santa Marta we quickly made plans to go to Costeño Beach, about 2 hours from Santa Marta to spend some time on the beach, maybe surf, but definitely relax. We stayed at a hostel called La Brisa Tranquila and it was nice, our beds were on the porch of our hostel … Continue reading Colombia Beaches: and National Parks
We landed in Barranquilla at 12 midnight and were in line for a cab by shortly before 1. Becca had booked us a hotel in Barranquilla because we didn’t think we would be up for a 2-3 hour drive after a full evening of flying. Turns out however that the hotel Becca booked doesn’t exist … Continue reading Colombia: bad first impression, good next impression
After Machu Picchu we spent 2 days in Cusco recovering and getting ready to head to the sun and warmth of Colombia. It was nice to spin the clothes in my bag and bring the shorts and pinnies that had been so neglected for the last 4 months to the top of my bag. As … Continue reading Peru to Colombia: not Columbia
**Still having problems with the cloud, unfortunately I am now on a beach and am likely too sunburnt too look for a ladder... It is definitely easier to wake up when you are really excited to see something. This was definitely the case on the morning of Machu Picchu, even Becca got out of bed … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Machu Picchu!
**unable to get photos down from "the cloud" will try to update as soon as I can find a tall enough ladder. We awoke sore the morning of day 3. Hiking downhill for 2000m of elevation was definitely a wear on our joints. The day also started fairly cool but promised to get quite warm … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Days 3 & 4
After resting for a couple days we were feeling ready to attack the Salkantay. After some initial confusion with our guide company and trying to figure out what we were allowed to bring (yah we used donkeys and porters, sue us). It was another early start and sketchy bus ride to our starting point. One … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Days 1 and 2
Our hostel was in a great location in Cusco, right beside the San Pedro market where every morning we could go and get freshly squeezed juice for about $2. It was also very close to the main plazas. Late June is a very busy time in Peru there are lots of festivals going on celebrating … Continue reading Cusco: The city and Rainbow Mountain!
We left La Paz early both feeling slightly off, maybe it was the 3 gin and tonics the night before, maybe not. We hate to point fingers. The bus ride was uneventful, we did stop to get off our bus and get onto a ferry, while our bus got onto the sketchiest ferry/barge I have … Continue reading Copacabana and Puno: relationship testers