2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity

With 19 border crossings across 14 countries under our belt it’s safe to say they’ve been a staple for us in the last ten months. We never really thought too much about them when we were planning the trip, other than to double check visa requirements and potential costs. To be honest we were prettyContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Money, Money, Money….

How does the ABBA song go? ‘Must be funny. In a rich man’s world.’ Well it’s definitely funny in South America. When coming on the trip, we obviously knew we’d have to get used to handling lots of different currencies as we traveled around 17 different countries. What we didn’t really account for is howContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Money, Money, Money….”

Mendoza to Humahuaca, Argentina

Farewell Argentina (for now) After Chile, we were looking forward to our return to Argentina. Partly because it meant returning to cheaper living (which will continue for some time now as we work our way north), and partly because we loved Argentina so much the first time round and were excited to explore some more.Continue reading “Mendoza to Humahuaca, Argentina”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties

Well, some of the time so it seems. Before this trip we probably didn’t realize how precious a good night’s sleep was.  We generally got the 8 hours recommended per night (more or less). Since we started the trip, we’ve often been lucky to get 3-4 hours. Thankfully there’s been times when we’ve not beenContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties”

Patagonia & The Lake District, Argentina

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” (Albert Einstein) If Buenos Aires was the city that stole our hearts, Patagonia and the Lake District were the landscapes that stole out heart. We didn’t even scratch the surface (so much moreContinue reading “Patagonia & The Lake District, Argentina”

Buenos Aires, Argentina

City stats Population: 2.89m Area: 4758 km2 Elevation: 25m Average temperature: 24C The city that stole (a part of) our heart We arrived in Buenos Aires (Bs. As./ BA/ Baires), having decided to skip Paraguay this time round; partly because we wanted to get into Spanish lessons ASAP, partly because we weren’t sure Paraguay would beContinue reading “Buenos Aires, Argentina”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Home sweet home

We can hardly believe it’s 12 weeks now since we started our trip – it’s gone so quickly! By far the longest either of us have travelled. Given this milestone, we wanted to talk in this post about how we’re finding being away from home. Albeit we love our home and the lives we haveContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Home sweet home”