Colombia: bad first impression, good next impression

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

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: Machu Picchu!

**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!

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

La Paz: the city and death road

We got into La Paz early and tired. Our cab took us to the wrong hostel before some maps.me and a translator got us headed to the right address. There are two hostels in La Paz with very similar names so it was an honest mistake. The Adventure Brew Hostel Downtown was our home for … Continue reading La Paz: the city and death road

Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise

The day we left Vilches was a sad one. We were really going to miss everyone and ten days of waking up in the same place (a real bed) and being able to go to the bathroom without getting fully dressed were really nice. The instability of vanlife is definitely one of the benefits but … Continue reading Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise

Vilches: A Week Off

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

Vilches: Family Time in Chile

It took us 2 days to get from Pucon to a little town called Vilches where Becca’s mom’s Aunt Anneke lives. The first day it rained hard the entire day and our bed got pretty soaked. We took shelter at a gas station to watched some movies, and barely managed to cook a meal for … Continue reading Vilches: Family Time in Chile

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

Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60

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