Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)

It’s taken us a while to get around to writing this blog post.  Not because we haven’t had the time, but more because it’s taken some time to really give a place to our feelings about our second trip to Colombia. We’d decided to go back to Colombia months ago as we hadn’t spent muchContinue reading “Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)”

Mexico

Our saviour in Central America Going through Central America we’d been starting to feel a bit like we were treading water – almost starting to feel a bit bored.  Sure, we had amazing times in the different countries in Central America, but after a while it felt like we were seeing the same things overContinue reading “Mexico”

Nicaragua

Down but by no means out When we first started the trip back in October last year, we weren’t even sure if we’d make it to Nicaragua. Due to the political situation it was still on the ‘all but essential travel’ list for both the Netherlands and UK. So we added it (cautiously) to ourContinue reading “Nicaragua”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Insights of a guest minion

For this blog, we asked our friend Jo (Queen Minion if you will) to take the reigns with the writing. So far we’ve only given our view of places and experience and so we wanted to take the opportunity to get a bit of an outside view from someone joining our travels for a shortContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Insights of a guest minion”

Ecuador

It’s been a while since our last blog as we’ve spent the last few weeks with our friends, Jo and Kim, visiting from the UK; spending most days packed with some sort of activity and most nights in bed by 9 or 10 o’clock. More to come on that in future blogs. For now, weContinue reading “Ecuador”

Peru

  The country that broke us Physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. Although, we have to say, not in a bad way; with loads of amazing hiking and partying, we had so much fun being broken in Peru. Trekking From the Inca ruins around the city, to Laguna Humantay and finally doing the Lares Trek toContinue reading “Peru”

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….”

Bolivia

Up to the highest height That’s an understatement. Being between 3,000m and 5,200m above sea level for most of our stay in Bolivia we experienced some of the most magnificent landscapes so far on our trip. From the rock formations of Tupiza, to the views from the hills of Sucre, to seeing La Paz fromContinue reading “Bolivia”

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”