Peru to Colombia: not Columbia

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

Salkantay Trek: Days 3 & 4

**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

Potosi and Sucre: Bolivia City Hopping

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

Volcano Villarrica

It turns out that the 5am alarm was only for me, so I could wake up and get the water boiling while Becca caught a few more minutes of shut eye. At 5:30, I woke her up with a cup of coffee so I didn’t get yelled at, and we ate breakfast in the outdoor … Continue reading Volcano Villarrica

Alfonso Fix-Up

Well what a few days (or week) it has been! So much to say! Gonna try to break it down to more bite-sized pieces. In Coyhaique we stayed in an awesome campsite called El Camping, which had (mostly) hot showers and great wifi, which was an absolute luxury. We say mostly hot because Becca was … Continue reading Alfonso Fix-Up

El Chalten

El Chalten, the home of the Fitz Roy traverse has been on my bucket list since I got into climbing and discovered my love for the mountains. It’s also the logo for my favourite clothing company.. so that can’t be a coincidence. We rolled into town after fighting Patagonian winds for a couple hours on … Continue reading El Chalten

Van Captain Log: Day 1

We woke up in a parking lot in Punta Arenas and had to scurry to find some loo's, which is making itself to be one of the more difficult part of the journey. Although and THIS IS BIG NEWS...we found peanut butter!!! This may not seem like a huge deal but down here, almost at … Continue reading Van Captain Log: Day 1

Our blog name finally makes sense!

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!

Tips: Santiago

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

Valparaiso and Sand Dunes

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