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”

Honduras

Three little lies First off, we should come clean up front that although we titled this blog post ‘Honduras’, it really should be called ‘Utila, Bay Islands Honduras’ as it’s the only place we really stayed in Honduras. That’s if you don’t count a planned overnight stay in the capital, Tegucigalpa (and by ‘stay’ weContinue reading “Honduras”

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”

Costa Rica

It’s not easy being green Turns out Kermit was wrong. For Costa Rica at least, which has to have been one of the greenest countries we’ve visited on the trip so far.  As we traveled this small country we couldn’t help but be in constant awe of its beauty.  Something that Jeroen’s parents (who were traveling withContinue reading “Costa Rica”

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”

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”

Chile

Country stats Population: 17.57m Area: 756.096 km2 Elevation: Between 0m (Pacific Ocean) to 6.893 (Atacama Region) Average temperature: 30-35C A 3rd minion makes the trip If we had to describe our experience of Chile in one word, for us it would be – expensive. Not by European standards, but compared to the cost of BrazilContinue reading “Chile”

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”