The day after conquering death road was a necessary rest day. I also seem to have picked up some kind of bug and spent most of my day ensuring I was within 50m of the nearest bathroom facility. We did grab lunch with Lou and Thibalt, a couple from Belgium we had met in Calama, … Continue reading La Paz: reunited with Ivan and Tash
After the Salt Flat tour we got straight on a bus and headed for Potosi, one of the planets highest cities (at 4 067m). The taxi drive to the hostel was one of the most hectic drives I’ve been a part of. The controlled chaos that is Bolivian roadways is something of a marvel. It’s … Continue reading Potosi and Sucre: Bolivia City Hopping
Wow, what a 3 days it's been. On March 12th we waited essentially the whole day while Christian and Isabelle cleaned and prepped Alfonso for our meeting. When we finally got the call to head over it felt like we were headed to our prom date's house, waiting to watch them come down the stairs … Continue reading Our blog name finally makes sense!
Hostel: Forestal Hostel Had good rooms, great location, free breakfast (including eggs), can store your bag for free as long as you want which was awesome because we left for 4 days to go to the beach and didn’t have to bring our huge packs with us. Transportation: The metro is really easy to use, … Continue reading Tips: Santiago
Getting into Chile: No more reciprocity fee! We came here fully expecting to pay $100USD to get into the country but we didn’t have to! We were trying to be prepared for questions concerning our trip and duration but our customs agent was more concerned with the memes on their phone so that may have … Continue reading Tips: Landing in Santiago
Our second last night in Santiago was spent in a restaurant called Casa de la Lune Azul (House of the Blue Moon), sitting in tattered but comfortable lounging chairs sipping Pisco Sours (like a whisky sour) and Terremottos (literally translated to "Earthquake", because after you drink this wine, pineapple ice cream, and grenadine concoction, you … Continue reading Farewell Santiago
Morning of the 4th we left the hostel with a small army of 8 people (4 Canadians, 2 Germans, an Aussie and an Argentinian) set to explore the port city of Valparaiso, fondly referred to as Valpo. One of the staff at the hostel gave us a great map with directions throughout the city including … Continue reading Valparaiso and Sand Dunes
Day 1 (March 2): in the morning, we walked around Santiago a bit, exploring the area closest to our hostel in Santiago Centro. We ended up at the Mercado Central where Becca almost stumbled on some floor bound headless sharks, to the amusement of some local merchants. We were too nervous of pickpockets to bring … Continue reading City Exploring
Well a 24 hour travel day is quite a way to start our journey! Left Gabi's place in Toronto (after an amazing steak dinner that even Becca liked) at 10pm on Wednesday night. Now Thursday at 11:45pm local Santiago time (9:45 Toronto time) we're settled into the hostel and helping our families de-stress with some … Continue reading Made it!!