Signing off in Santiago….

May 4th to 6th We are currently sitting in a bar in Santiago airport, massively reminiscing on what has been the best 6 months of both of our lives. I seriously can’t believe how quickly the past 6 months have gone. While sad that this chapter of our lives is over, we are both incredibly…

Mendoza

April 30th – May 4th As far as bus journey’s go, the journey from Bariloche to Mendoza was fairly decent. While not the best bus we’ve been on (but definitely not the worst) we did have a fun new experience in the form of bus bingo. Sadly neither of us won, but that may be…

The tiny town of El Bolson

April 26th – 29th El Bolson is a tiny town in a valley, two hours south of Bariloche. Two hours. Brilliant! Our shortest bus ride in weeks, months even. The distance felt walkable. (not really but you get the idea). El Bolson also marked the most southerly point of our entire trip. Not an overly…

Bariloche – Northern Patagonia

April 22nd – 26th Before arriving in Argentina we had grand plans to travel the northern parts through Salta, then make our way South to El Calafate in Southern Patagonia. We rather naively didn’t appreciate just how massive Argentina is, so have had to somewhat modify our plans given our time restrictions (and lack of…

Buenos Aires

April 16th – 22nd Ever since leaving Bolivia, our experiences on night buses have gone from strength to strength, which is a big relief as we are still spending a stupid amount of time on them. After hearing good things about the Argentinian buses (and rumors of free champagne) we decided to splash out and…

Argentina vs Brazil – Iguazu Falls round 2

April 14th – 15th Given the location of the Iguazu falls, we had a very small distance to cover in order to cross from Brazil and into Argentina. A small yet satisfying victory in our seemingly never ending quest to avoid epic bus journeys. In order to get across the border, we had learnt that…

Iguazu Falls – Part 1

April 13th The Iguazu falls are located on the border of three countries, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, so it’s the perfect place to visit in order to cross the border into Argentina. While Paraguay is very close to the falls, they aren’t actually located there, only in Brazil and Argentina. We had learnt from many…

Barra Da Lagoa – Florianopolis

April 9th – 12th After two months of solid traveling throughout Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, James and I were completely knackered and in desperate need of some down time. Wardy’s visit was therefore perfectly timed, as it allowed us to set up camp for more than a few days and just relax. Not that traveling…

Return to Rio

April 5th – 9th Sadly Wardy’s time with us in Brazil was over before we knew it, but not before a big send off back in our favourite city, Rio. We set off from Paraty bright and early Friday morning and four very swift hours later arrived back in Rio. After spending the past week…

Picture perfect Paraty

April 1st – April 5th Paraty is a small colonial town smack bang in the middle of Sao Paolo and Rio. Not only is the town itself absolutely beautiful, but it’s located right on the beach, with over 50 islands off the coast and loads of gorgeous beaches nearby. No wonder it’s such a popular…

Island life – Ilha Grande

March 26th – April 1st How on earth is it April already? I can’t believe now quickly this year is going, not to mention this trip? We now have less than 5 weeks to go before arriving in Australia and while I’m very excited about this, I’m so sad that our trip is almost over…

Rio – A firm favourite (despite the dodgy swimwear)

March 21st – 26th In terms of cities I’ve visited in my life, Rio has quickly shimmied its way into my top three favourites. If we were able to speak Portuguese, I think our trip would end right here and we’d now be house hunting in Ipanema. We didn’t have much of an idea of…