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HOW TO CROSS THE BORDER FROM ECUADOR TO COLOMBIA | LAGO AGRIO – SAN MIGUEL

HOW TO CROSS THE BORDER FROM ECUADOR TO COLOMBIA | LAGO AGRIO – SAN MIGUEL

We’d just finished an amazing experience in the Amazon in Ecuador and were on a high. So, hopped up on sloths and anacondas, we decided to take a chance and go against all the information we read. We crossed the uncrossable border: from Lago Agrio, Ecuador to San Miguel, Colombia. Luckily for us, it was the …

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HOW HARD IS THE SALKANTAY TREK? THE TRUTH FROM AN UNFIT HIKER

HOW HARD IS THE SALKANTAY TREK? THE TRUTH FROM AN UNFIT HIKER

So, how hard is the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu? Well, it’s over two months later, and I’m pretty sure I’m still recovering! Like every single South American tourist on the planet that hits Peru, we planned to go and check out the incredible archaeological site of Machu Picchu. But because we wanted to keep …

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A GUIDE TO THE OTHER WORLDY WONDER OF THE UYUNI SALT FLATS

A GUIDE TO THE OTHER WORLDY WONDER OF THE UYUNI SALT FLATS

After spending some much needed time staying put in one place in Sucre, it was time to get moving again – this time to the harto frio (intense cold) of the Uyuni salt flats and the landscapes surrounding it, in the South-west corner of Bolivia. Every Bolivian that we talked to commented on the extreme cold, …

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STAYING FOR A WHILE IN SUCRE, BOLIVIA

STAYING FOR A WHILE IN SUCRE, BOLIVIA

After weeks on end in tropical climates, we arrived in Sucre, Bolivia, to crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and a whole new set of unbelievable scenery, a welcome change! We were also ready to stay put for a little longer than usual, so we could get familiar with a place, and practice our Spanish, …

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HIGH ALTITUDE HIATUS

HIGH ALTITUDE HIATUS

After a high-atus (gettit) due to altitude, I’m finally able to use my computer again! Woooohooo! Turns out, in the next lot of destinations that we were spending time in after Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, the altitude is so crazy that computers are not tested to work at those heights! Computers like my Mac …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: THE DUNES OF LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES AND ATINS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: THE DUNES OF LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES AND ATINS

Let me start off by saying Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and Atins have been my favourite destinations in Brazil so far. I will go into more detail about why, but just know that I love feeling like I’ve ventured into far corners of the world, and this is for sure one of the furthest corners …

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SO, IS RIO SAFE?

SO, IS RIO SAFE?

It seems to be the question on everybody’s mind, the second that you mention the city. “Is Rio safe?” We were wondering this ourselves, having never visited before. Turns out, it’s much like any other big city in terms of safety, and by being smart you can dramatically improve your odds of not encountering an …

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PARATY: SEA

PARATY: SEA

Two days exploring the picturesque colonial town of Paraty, situated on the Costa Verde of Brazil was perfect. So it was onwards to part two of our stay, beach time! During some random Googling of Paraty, I had discovered a place set on a secluded speck of Brazil’s coast called Happy Hammock with gushing reviews, so I …

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PARATY: LAND

PARATY: LAND

After the intense hustle and bustle of São Paulo, it was time to take things down a few notches and spend a few days in the charming colonial town of Paraty. A favourite of well-to-do Brazilian tourists from São Paulo and Rio, we arrived on the weekend to a buzzing and picturesque village, set amidst …

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