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
Leaving Alfonso out of this one; will report when we know more. Currently he is happy under a tree at a great campsite outside of San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro de Atacama is definitely the Pucon of the north. There is so much to do and see it seems impossible to get to everything. … Continue reading San Pedro de Atacama: desert oasis
The rest of our time in Vilches was very relaxing. Each day was essentially planned the morning of during one of our 3 coffee breaks and always ended up happening in the afternoon. We spent most mornings hanging and trying to sell Alfonso (I know, it’s sad but we need to continue our journey!). The … Continue reading Vilches: A Week Off
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
The journey to Pucon was quite rainy but otherwise uneventful except for a local gas station attendant trying to pull the wool over eyes by charging us the wrong amount! Luckily with 2 extra passengers in the back it’s easy to keep track of what we actually have to pay (he charged us the number … Continue reading Pucón: rad.
After leaving the park we headed for Villa La Angostura, as the weather wasn’t supposed to be great for a few days and we felt we did as much as we needed, minus some hikes, in Bariloche. Villa La Angostura is on the north end of Lago Nahual Huapi and is a beautiful little ski … Continue reading Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60
Bariloche is a very cool city. Known for its chocolate and skiing, what’s not to like?! We used this day in the city to get some errands done (like laundry, which hadn’t been done since Puerto Natales... a mere 3 weeks before). We also discovered some delicious bakeries, a cool climbing gym, and went to … Continue reading Bariloche Part 2